The evolution of women’s soccer in our country is evident. The last Golden Ball was Alexia Putellas, FC Barcelona player. In addition, the lower categories of the Spanish national team are adding world championships. The last ones to do so were the U-17 team after defeating Colombia in the final.
All this means that the Spanish league is becoming more and more competitive. Barça is used to playing in the final rounds of the Champions League. The creation of Madrid’s women’s section has also given it a plus, but… what is women’s soccer like in Spain?
La Liga F
The top professional category of our soccer is called La Liga F. It is made up of 16 teams and has a great dominator: Barça. The Culé team has destroyed the hegemony previously held by Atlético de Madrid. Currently, its greatest rival for the title is Real Madrid.
Three teams from the Valencian Community in the top flight
For the first time, the Valencian Community has three teams in La Liga F: Levante, Valencia and Villarreal. The Granotas are the best placed in the standings with fourteen points, two points away from the Champions League. Moreover, they have already played against the two most difficult clubs: Madrid and Barça.
Valencia is seventh with twelve points. Last year they struggled to keep the category and this season they have made a positive start. Finally, Villarreal is newly promoted. They have only one win and one draw, but it is enough to stay out of the descent positions.
The creation of Madrid Femenino
It is becoming increasingly clear to the big European clubs that they need a women’s section. The sport is growing and they cannot be left behind in terms of equality and opportunities. Thus, Real Madrid bought CD Tacón’s place for 350,000 euros, a more than acceptable figure for the club.
Today, the white team has already played in the Champions League. This season in La Liga they have won all their matches except for a 2-2 draw against Levante. It has managed to sign international players like Nahikari and has added a plus of competitiveness to the Spanish League. It is already one of the best in the world.
SIA with women’s soccer
At SIA we are also aware of the importance of women’s soccer. We are one of the few academies where both men and women have a place. Promoting the quality of our girls is a priority objective for the school. Clubs like Valencia have tried to join our players.
The Soccer Inter-Action clubs
Training at the academy is not the only place where the quality of our girls is enhanced. SIA has a women’s team: SIA Massanassa CF. The best players of the school train in this club, which in its first year achieved many victories and promotion.
On the other hand, also from SIA is the CFF SIA Ciutat de Mislata. This club is a more recent creation, but is further example of the school’s commitment to women’s soccer. This structure allows the girls to exploit their qualities and become professionals.
SIA initiatives with women’s soccer
Sport and social issues are two much closer concepts than we might imagine. Through soccer, many problems have been made visible, and this is what SIA has done. On October 12, the I Women’s Tournament against ALS was held, where there were luxury guests.
Valencia, Villarreal and Levante joined SIA Massanassa for two semifinals, a third and fourth place and the final. Levante won, but what was really significant was that funds were raised to fight this disease, which still has no cure.