Carolina Morace was born in Venice on 5 February 1964. As a striker she played 444 matches in Serie A for various clubs (including Verona, Lazio and AC Milan) and scored 463 goals, winning 12 Scudetti, two Coppa Italias and one Italian Super Cup. She is Italy’s all-time top scorer having notched 105 goals in 153 appearances. She began coaching in 1996 and in 1999 became the first woman to coach a professional men’s team (Luciano Gaucci’s Viterbese in C1). She was Italy head coach from 2000 to 2005 and, after a spell as a TV commentator, also coached the national teams of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago. In 2018 she took charge of AC Milan’s women’s team and guided them to third place in Serie A, before standing down at the end of the season. She holds a degree in Law and is a lawyer.