Elisabetta Vignotto

Elisabetta Vignotto (born 13 January 1954) is an Italian former international footballer who played as a striker. She is nicknamed "Betty" .

Elisabetta Vignotto
Personal information
Full name Elisabetta Vignotto
Date of birth (1954-01-13) 13 January 1954 (age 66)
Place of birth San Donà di Piave, Italy
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970 Gommagomma 22 (18)
1971 Real Juventus 22 (51)
1972–1975 Gamma 3 Padova 78 (108)
1976 Valdobbiadene 22 (27)
1977 Padova 22 (35)
1978 Eurokalor Bologna 13 (13)
1979–1982 Gorgonzola 82 (91)
1983 Piacenza 21 (13)
1984 Giolli Gelati Roma 19 (21)
1985 Roma 24 (20)
1986–1988 Friulvini Pordenone 74 (36)
1988–1990 Reggiana Zambelli 57 (34)
National team
1970–1989 Italy 109 (107)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:00, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:00, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

At club level Vignotto represented numerous different clubs in Serie A. In 1986 she told la Repubblica: "So far I've changed teams ten times. But it's not that I'm capricious. The teams broke up."[1] According to the Dizionario del Calcio Italiano, she scored 467 goals in 461 Serie A appearances.[2]

She was the chairman (Italian: presidente, lit. 'president') of A.S.D. Reggiana Calcio Femminile (and later A.S.D. Sassuolo Calcio Femminile).

International careerEdit

Vignotto reportedly scored 107 goals in 109 games for the Italian national team.[3] FIFA suggest she made 110 appearances.[4] The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) website does not support this, suggesting figures of 97 goals in 95 national team games.[5]

Vignotto held the goalscoring record for women's international matches until May 1999, when she was surpassed by Mia Hamm, who scored her 108th goal for the United States.[6]

She was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2017.[7]

HonoursEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Audisio, Emanuela (12 February 1986). "Il Calcio delle donne resta a porte Chiuse" (in Italian). la Repubblica. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b Sappino, Marco (2000). Dizionario Del Calcio Italiano (in Italian). Baldini & Castoldi. p. 673. ISBN 978-8880898627.
  3. ^ "Quando all'Appiani i gol erano rosa" (in Italian). Il Mattino Di Padova. 2004-01-14. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  4. ^ "Fact Sheet: FIFA Century Club" (PDF). FIFA.com. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  5. ^ "Nazionale in cifre". FIGC. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  6. ^ Lisette Hilton (2004-08-30). "Feet of Gold". ESPN. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  7. ^ "Del Piero, Gullit, Conti and seven other legends enter the Italian Football Hall of Fame". vivoazzurro.it. 5 December 2017.

See alsoEdit