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.
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.
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.