Andrea Bonomi

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This page is about the Italian footballer Andrea Bonomi. It is not to be confused with the Italian businessman of the same name.
Andrea Bonomi
Valletti and Bonomi.jpg
Andrea Bonomi (on the left) and Ferdinando Valletti
Personal information
Date of birth (1923-02-14)14 February 1923
Place of birth Cassano d'Adda, Italy
Date of death 26 November 2003(2003-11-26) (aged 80)
Place of death Cassano d'Adda, Italy
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–1942 Pirelli Milano
1942–1952 Milan 252 (4)
1952–1954 Brescia 47 (0)
1954–1955 Piacenza 5 (0)
National team
1951  Italy 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrea Bonomi (Cassano d'Adda, Italy, 14 February 1923 – 26 November 2003) was an Italian footballer who played as a defender.

Early life[edit]

Born in Cassano d'Adda, Italy, when Bonomi was six years old, he fell in Adda River and was about to drown when a 10-year-old boy rescued him. Ironically, his rescuer was Valentino Mazzola, who went on to become one of the greatest Italian football players of all time, captaining the Grande Torino team of the 1940s, which would be killed in the Superga air disaster.[1]

Club career[edit]

Bonomi was initially nicknamed Ciapin during his early career. He played for several Italian football clubs, but spent most of his career with A.C. Milan. He served as Milan's captain during the 1950–51 season, which ended with a Serie A triumph for the rossoneri, led by the Gre-No-Li attacking trio.[1]

International career[edit]

Bonomi played for the Italy national football team for just one match, in 1951, against Switzerland.

Style of play[edit]

A tenacious and dynamic defender, Bonomi usually played as a full-back.[1]





  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "A.C. Milan Hall of Fame: Andrea Bonomi". A.C. Milan. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ettore Puricelli
Milan captain
Succeeded by
Carlo Annovazzi