The 1st ever FIFA women world cup was held in China. This was in 1991. Italy was among the teams which participated in the tournament. Here below are the four heroes of Italian national team for women which emerged as heroes
1. FERIANA FERRAGUZZI
This was the Italian box to box midfielder. She was born in 1959. She played her club football in Perugia from 1975 until 1978. She then joined S. S. Lazio from 1979-1980. After that she was transferred to Standard Femina de Liege in Belgium from 1980 until 1999.
Feriana played for Italy women National team from 1975-1993. She has played a total of 73 matches for his country. She scored a total of 8 goals for his national side.
Feriana Ferraguzzi. Photo by: www.standard-femina.be
Feriana is a historical player in Italy because she is the first woman player to score in the women world cup. She did that in the first women world cup in 1991 during the match between Italy and Chinese Taipei. Feriana scored an opener in the 15th minute in the 1st half. In that match Italy defeated Chinese Taipei by 5-0. The match was officiated by an African referee from Tunisia namely, Fethi Boucetta.
2. CAROLINA MORACE
Carolina has a very interesting history in her football carrier. She started to play football initially for Belluno FC in 1978. Since 1978, Carolina has played for 11 different clubs in Italy. When she played for S. S. Lazio she netted a total of 93 goals. Her last club was Modena where she played from 1996 up to 1998 making 54 appearances and a total of 88 goals.
Carolina Morace. Photo by: www.tumblr.com
Carolina started to represent her national side in 1978 at the age of 14 years. The 1st match for the Venice born player was between Italy and Yugoslavia. This lady is very unique for sure. Can you believe the fact that she scored more than 500 goals in different clubs which she played? And that is no April’s fools day. It happened on the planet earth. In 153 appearances she did for her country Carolina netted a total of 105 goals. She had a very wonderful goal-scoring ability.
In the FIFA women’s first world cup Carolina scored 4 goals. During a match between Italy and Chinese Taipei, Carolina scored a hat trick. Her fourth goal was obtained in the match between Nigeria and Italy. Carolina scored the only goal against Nigeria in the 68th minute. The match was played in Zhongshan Stadium. in China. A total of 12,000 fans witnessed that match.
3. RAFFAELA SALMASO
Raffaela has played for Italia National team from 1990 till 1997. In her carrier she served 10 different football clubs. Padova was the 1st club for Raffaela to play when she was just starting her club football career. In 1998 until 1999Raffaela played for Modena. This lady has scored a total of 3 goals in 46 appearances for the Italian national team. Raffaela has played as a defender in her footballing career.
In the 1991 FIFA women world cup, Raffaela scored the 1st goal in the game between Italy and Norway. This was a quarter final match where Norway won by 3-2. Rafaella scored the opener in the 31st minute. The match was a 2-2 draw in the 90 minutes time. In extra time Norway got a penalty, which was scored by Tina Svensson in the 96th minute of extra time. It was a match that was witnessed by 13,000 fans. That defeat saw Italy being eliminated at the quarter final stage. Rafael Medina from El-Salvador officiated that match, which was held in Jiangmen Stadium.
4. RITA GUARINO
Rita was born in 1971 in Torino, Italy. She used to play as a striker in both the national team and in different clubs where she played. Juventus FCF was her 1st team to play in her career. She played for Juventus from 1985 -1992. She has played in 9 different clubs since 1985 until 2006 and scored 198 goals in total. In the 1998-2000 seasons she scored 72 goals in 48 appearances.
Rita Guarino. Photo by: www.scuolavalsalice.it
Rita Guarino played 99 matches for Italy women national team and scored 35 goals. In 1991 women’s world cup in China Rita assisted her team to go to the extra time when they played Norway. In that match Rita scored the goal in the 80th minute, just 10 minutes before regular time. Rita scored only one goal in that tournament.