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|Date of birth||20 January 1979|
|Place of birth||Asola, Italy|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|1999||→ Cesena (loan)||21||(1)|
|2000–2001||→ Verona (loan)||28||(7)|
|2009||→ Fiorentina (loan)||12||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2016
Bonazzoli started his career at Brescia. He played his first professional match on 15 May 1997 against Lecce, which his only match of the season the Serie B Champion. In the next two seasons he occasionally played for the first team and youth team. In second half of 1998–99 season, he left for league rival Cesena.
Bonazzoli was signed by Parma in a co-ownership deal in 1999. He was loaned back to Brescia and scored 9 league goals for the team.
In June 2000, Parma decided bought all remain registration rights from Brescia. He played the opening match on 1 October 2000, then left on loan to league rival Verona.
Bonazzoli returned to Parma and played 1½ season for the team.
In summer 2005, he was loaned to Sampdoria along with Marco Zamboni, which Bonazzoli secured a permanent move from Parma and Reggina in summer 2006. He suffered from injuries and at the start of 2007–08 Serie A, Andrea Caracciolo was signed to replace him.
He scored 4 goals in a UEFA Cup match for Sampdoria, on 14 January 2009, he was loaned to Fiorentina in exchange for Giampaolo Pazzini.
Return to Regina
He was excluded from the squad for the start of the 2012–13 Serie B season.
In November 2012 he joined Calcio Padova, which became official at the start of the January transfer window.
Bonazzoli was a member of Italy's U-18 team (now called U19 team) at the 1996 UEFA European Under-18 Championship Final tournament, the Italy U-21 team that won the 2002 European Under-21 Football Championship. He was first called up for the Italy squad in September 2006 for Euro 2008 qualifying qualification matches against Lithuania and France, but did not play in any of those. He finally made his international debut in a friendly against Turkey on 15 November 2006.
- Parma FC SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2005 (in Italian)
- "Sampdoria swoop for Reggina pair". UEFA.com. 13 August 2005. Retrieved 15 January 2010.
- "Bonazzoli alla Reggina" (in Italian). regginacalcio.com. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2009.[dead link]
- UC Sampdoria Report and Accounts on 31 December 2009 (in Italian)
- "Emiliano Bonazzoli è granata" (in Italian). A.S. Cittadella. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- (in Italian) National Team stats.