AGATA Centasso, dubbed “Italy’s most beautiful footballer”, has declared that she won’t stop posting snaps on Instagram as she believes it allows beautiful football to grow.
Centasso, 29, is a midfielder and vice-captain of Serie B club Venezia.
She balances her football commitment with her work as a counselor at a community center for young people with special needs.
Centasso has garnered a sizable Instagram following of late, with fans admiring both her skills and looks.
She currently has 56,000 followers on the app.
After garnering a lot of attention lately, she sat down for a chat with Italian magazine Gazzetta to discuss her career and Instagram game.
Gazzetta asked her about her Instagram, where she regularly poses in a bikini and flaunts her soccer skills.
Regarding the growth of her social media following, she said: “I’m happy: I see it as an opportunity because it allows me to spread the word about my sport.”
“I want to help increase the visibility of women’s football.”
Centasso said of her entry into football: “The interest in the sport was not inherited from the family.”
“At home they pushed me to music, dance and the piano. But I wanted to run. So, as a kid, I was drawn to basketball.”
The midfielder said she quit basketball at the age of 20 because she “started playing football with conviction”.
Soccer is part of her private life as her partner is soccer player Andrea Migliorini.
He currently plays for Serie D club Lavello but the 34-year-old also played for Centassos Venezia in 2012 and 2013.
He reached the highest level at Serie B club SPAL before moving to Venezia in 2012.