#70SportWays (54): Maura Furlotti: captain and white-skyblue champion
Maura Furlotti (born 12 September 1957) is an Italian footballer who played for Italy women’s national football team. She was part of the team at the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup. On club level she played for Lazio for 20 consecutive seasons, from 1972 to 1992. During her career, she played in every role, starting as forward and then moving back to defence.
In 1977, she won Coppa Italia, the first National Trophy of the white-skyblue club history, beating AC Milan on penalties. Then she won twice in a row the Italian League (1979 and 1980). In 1985 S.S. Lazio won their second Coppa Italia and then, other two Italian Leagues in 1987 and 1988. In total, she played more than 500 matches wearing the shirt of Lazio Femminile.
With the Italian National team, obtained 100 caps, making her debut in 1972. With Azzurrre, she played a World Cup in 1991 and three European Cups in 1984, 1997 and 1991, winning a bronze medal in the first two editions.
Comic portrait by Diego Farina taken from the 2016 Comic “Lazio: the dream of Sport for All”