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The Popularity of AS Roma Women Growing

PARMA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 05: AS Roma players celebrate the victory after the Italian Women's Super Cup match between Juventus and AS Roma on November 05, 2022 in Parma, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
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As women’s football continues to win over new fans across the globe, AS Roma Femminile, the women’s team of the renowned Italian club, is riding a wave of unparalleled popularity. From its inception to the present day, the team’s journey is a captivating tale of determination and overcoming challenges.

The perspective of women’s football has changed dramatically during the last decade. The women’s game is now asserting itself in the sports world. The media’s expanded coverage of the sport, together with the strategic investments of clubs and organizations, have all contributed to women’s football’s meteoric rise in popularity.

This has also led to significant rise in sports betting on women football matches and leagues. If you want to feel the excitement for yourself, you may check out football betting sites.

The Inception of AS Roma Femminile

Women’s football has held an important place in AS Roma for over two decades. The original women’s team of the club, RES Roma, was founded in 2003 but was rebranded in 2018 to become the current inception of AS Roma Femminile.

Former club president James Pallotta made the decision to align the team with the illustrious AS Roma, a club with a rich history and passionate fanbase. As a result, the women’s team gained more resources, visibility, and opportunities to thrive on a larger stage.

He claimed the influence of legendary United States Women’s National Team forward Mia Hamm, who was a member on Roma’s Board of Directors at the time, played a huge role in his decision.

“I’ve been talking with Mia Hamm about launching an official AS Roma women’s team for a couple of years,” Pallotta said in a statement to the club’s website.

“It’s very satisfying that we can confirm today that we’ll kick-off the new season with both a men’s and women’s Roma team.”

Adding, “We have lots of girls in our coaching system and today’s announcement means that they will be able to have more opportunities to continue their football development and hopefully see a clear path through to playing professional women’s football at Roma.”

Mia Hamm herself also weighed in on the news in an interview on Roma TV.

“As a member of the club’s board of directors, I have been waiting for this day and no-one will be happier than me to see the new team kick off their first game in Roma colours,” she said.

“Over the past five years, women’s football has evolved so much in Europe and now that Italy’s female league is becoming stronger, it will be great to see Roma compete with the likes of Juventus and Fiorentina in the women’s Serie A.”

A Rising Force

With their new home at Stadio Tre Fontane, AS Roma Women’s team quickly transitioned from its nascent stages to become a force to be reckoned with in Italian women’s football. The club’s commitment to nurturing young talent, combined with strategic signings of experienced players, fueled its rapid ascent through the ranks.

In their inaugural season, AS Roma Women made an indelible mark by securing a respectable position in the Serie A Femminile league standings, finishing fourth. They also made a trip to the Coppa Italia semi-final.

Just a few years later, the team conquered its first major trophy when they won the 2021 Coppa Italia—defeating AC Milan in a thrilling penalty shootout. They added more silverware the following year when they again won in penalties, beating Juventus for the Supercoppa Italiana in November 2022.

This past season, AS Roma Women secured their first league title when they finished atop the Serie A Women’s league table.

Conclusion

The fervent support of the team’s legion of diehard fans has also played a major role in the rising profile of AS Roma women’s side. The team’s success story serves as an inspiration, reminding us that women’s football has no shortage of support and is here to stay.

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