Bonano in 1992
|Full name||Roberto Oscar Bonano|
|Date of birth||24 January 1970|
|Place of birth||Rosario, Argentina|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Bonano represented in his native country Rosario Central and Club Atlético River Plate, winning several titles with the latter including five national championships. In 2001, at 31, he moved to FC Barcelona, initially as first-choice; he made his La Liga debut on 26 August of that year, in a 2–1 away win against Sevilla FC.
After the emergence of Víctor Valdés from the Catalans' youth ranks, however, Bonano was deemed surplus to requirements and signed with Real Murcia, joining Deportivo Alavés in Segunda División in the summer of 2004 after his team's relegation. With the Basques, he was instrumental in a 2005 top flight promotion but, in the following campaign, played second-fiddle to compatriot Franco Costanzo who also played with him at River, as the season ended in relegation.
Bonano's last year at Alavés was highly turbulent, after being suspended by the club's elusive chairman/owner/manager Dmitry Piterman, after the latter had had a run-in with teammate Lluís Carreras. He retired at the season's close, aged 38.
From 2011 to 2013, Bonano worked as assistant manager under Eduardo Berizzo, first with Estudiantes de La Plata then O'Higgins F.C. in Chile. Again in Spain, he was assistant and goalkeeper coach at Carreras' RCD Mallorca.
- Copa CONMEBOL: 1995
- Argentine Primera División: Apertura 1996, Clausura 1997, Apertura 1997, Apertura 1999, Clausura 2000
- Copa Libertadores: 1996
- Supercopa Sudamericana: 1997
- Kluivert resuelve el dilema del Barça (Kluivert solves Barça conundrum); El País, 27 August 2001 (in Spanish)
- Víctor Valdés, el portero moderno (Víctor Valdés, the modern goalkeeper); El País, 15 August 2002 (in Spanish)
- Un regreso poco feliz (Not a very happy return); La Nación, 27 March 2006 (in Spanish)
- Bonano se planta ante Piterman y le dejan solo (Bonano confronts Piterman and is left alone); Gara, 21 February 2007 (in Spanish)
- El meta Pablo Cavallero desplaza a Burgos y Bonano en Argentina (Goalie Pablo Cavallero surpasses Burgos and Bonano in Argentina); El Mercurio, 28 May 2002 (in Spanish)
- El adiós de Roberto "Tito" Bonano (The farewell of Roberto "Tito" Bonano); O'Higgins FC, 12 December 2013 (in Spanish)
- Lluís Carreras, nuevo entrenador del Mallorca (Lluís Carreras, new Mallorca manager); El Mundo, 26 February 2014 (in Spanish)
- Roberto Bonano, nuevo ayudante de Berizzo en el Celta de Vigo (Roberto Bonano, new Berizzo assistant at Celta de Vigo); Diario AS, 6 July 2015 (in Spanish)
- Berizzo llega al Sevilla con cinco ayudantes habituales de su equipo técnico (Berizzo arrives at Sevilla with five habitual assistants of his coaching staff); La Vanguardia, 13 June 2017 (in Spanish)