Federica Cappelletti (Paolo Rossi’s Wife) Wiki, Age, Children, Biography & More

Federica Cappelletti


Federica Cappelletti is a journalist, author, and scriptwriter who is well-known for being the wife of the famous Italian professional footballer, Paolo Rossi. Paolo Rossi passed away on 10 December 2020 after suffering from lung cancer for almost a year. Paolo Rossi helped Italy win the 1982 FIFA World Cup.


Federica Cappelletti was born on 10 June 1972 (age 48 years; as of 2020) in Perugia, Italy. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. Federica completed her formal education at the Università Degli Studi di Perugia (University of Perugia) where she studied literature, art history, journalism, and communication.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Family & Ethnicity

Parents & Siblings

There is not much information available about Federica Cappelletti’s parents and siblings.

Husband & Children

Federica Cappelletti got married to Paolo Rossi on 10 July 2010. They went on to have two daughters together, Maria Vittoria, and Sofia Elena Rossi.

Federica Cappelletti with Paolo Rossi and their daughters, Maria and Sofia at Disneyland


Federica Cappelletti started her career as a journalist and worked for La Nazione. Federica wrote a few books over the years, and her first book was Razza Juve (2003), a story of how Paolo Rossi and his team won the 1982 FIFA World Cup. She also wrote sports articles for several media houses and newspapers. Federica decided to write the autobiography of Paolo Rossi and in 2019, she published the book titled ‘Quanto Dura Un Attimo,’ which means ‘This Lasts a Moment,’ in which she talked about Paolo’s journey from his early days in life to winning the world cup and more.

Paolo Rossi at the signing event of his autobiography ‘Quanto Dura Un Attimao’


  • According to her Instagram account, Federica has two degrees, and she is pursuing her third degree (as of 2020). Her Instagram bio also says that she has published four books. One of her books is ‘1982. Il Mio Mitico Mondiale,’ and the book contains the testimonies of Italian fans and what they have done during the national team matches.

    1982 Il Mio Mitico Mondiale by Federica Cappelletti

  • Before getting married to Federica, Paolo was married to Simonetta Rizzato who he met in Vicenza, Italy. They both had a son together, Alessandro Rossi.

    Simonetta Rizzato with Paolo Rossi and their son, Alessandro Rossi

  • Paolo Rossi was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019, and he had to get operated on twice for the treatment. Unfortunately, Paolo passed away on 10 December 2020, and the news of his death was shared by his wife. Federica Cappelletti made a post on her Facebook profile by posting a photo of Paolo Rossi with her daughters from vacation with the caption – “There will never be anyone like you, unique, special, after you the absolute nothing.”

    Federica Cappelletti Facebook post for Paolo Rossi

  • The news of his death was confirmed by Enrico Varriale who is a representative of Rai Sport. The news of Paolo’s death was also confirmed by Enrico through a tweet on his Twitter handle.