Maria Caputi becomes the first ever female official in Serie A after officiating Sassuolo’s clash with Salernitana

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Sole, Maria Ferrieri Caputi became the first female official in Serie A after officiating Sassuolo's match against Salernitana on Sunday.

Sole Maria Ferrieri Caputi became the first female official in Serie A after officiating Sassuolo’s match against Salernitana on Sunday.

Ferrieri Caputi was the first woman to officiate a top-level Italian match when she officiated in the Coppa Italiana last year.

Maria Caputi becomes the first ever female official in Serie A after officiating Sassuolo's clash with Salernitana
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Ferrieri Caputi joined the referees’ association in 2007, working in provincial and regional leagues before moving up to Serie D in 2015.

Her next step was to referee two Women’s European Championship qualifying games in 2019 before moving on to referee Serie C matches and one Serie B match between Cittadella and SPAL the following year.

Maria Caputi becomes the first ever female official in Serie A after officiating Sassuolo's clash with Salernitana
Sassuolo v Salernitana

The Italian was also in charge of two Women’s Euro qualifiers, overseeing Scotland’s 8-0 thrashing of Cyprus and Serbia’s 6-0 victory over Latvia.

She also oversaw two Women’s Euro qualifiers, Scotland’s 8-0 thrashing of Cyprus and Serbia’s 6-0 victory over North Macedonia. Maria Caputi is now one of a growing number of female officials at the highest level of men’s football.

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