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Emiliano Bonazzoli (Italian pronunciation: [emiˈljaːno bonatˈtsɔːli]; born 20 January 1979) is a former Italian footballer who played as a striker.

Emiliano Bonazzoli
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-01-20) 20 January 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Asola, Italy
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1993–1997 Brescia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Brescia 53 (10)
1999Cesena (loan) 21 (1)
2000–2003 Parma 36 (8)
2000–2001Verona (loan) 28 (7)
2003–2005 Reggina 77 (17)
2005–2009 Sampdoria 83 (16)
2009Fiorentina (loan) 12 (1)
2009–2012 Reggina 94 (25)
2013 Padova 11 (3)
2013–2014 Marano 4 (0)
2014 Budapest Honvéd 9 (0)
2014–2015 Este 9 (0)
2015 Miami Fusion 0 (0)
2015 Siena 14 (4)
2016 Cittadella 10 (0)
Total 461 (92)
National team
1996–1997 Italy U18 9 (7)
1996–1997 Italy U19 14 (2)
1998–1999 Italy U20 3 (0)
1998–2002 Italy U21 17 (8)
2006 Italy 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2016


Club careerEdit

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.


Bonazzoli was sent on loan to Reggina in January 2003. At the end of season the club signed him in a co-ownership deal, for €925,000.[1]


In summer 2005, he was loaned to Sampdoria along with Marco Zamboni,[2] 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 RegginaEdit

In July 2009 he signed a contract with Reggina in order to seek more regular start.[3] He only valued €850,000 at that time.[4]

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.


In September 2013, Bonazzoli was signed by the Serie D club, S.S.D. Calcio Marano.[citation needed]

Budapest HonvédEdit

In January 2014, Bonazzoli was signed by the Hungarian League club, Budapest Honvéd FC.[5]


In July 2014, Bonazzoli was signed by the Hungarian League club, A.C. Este.[citation needed]

Miami FusionEdit

In May 2015, Bonazzoli was signed by the National Premier Soccer League club, Miami Fusion FC.[citation needed]


In July 2015, Bonazzoli was signed by the Lega Pro club, Siena.


On 29 December 2015 Bonazzoli was signed by fellow third level club Cittadella after being released by Siena.[6][7]

International careerEdit

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.



  1. ^ Parma FC SpA Report and Accounts on 30 June 2005 (in Italian)
  2. ^ "Sampdoria swoop for Reggina pair". 13 August 2005. Retrieved 15 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Bonazzoli alla Reggina" (in Italian). 14 July 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ UC Sampdoria Report and Accounts on 31 December 2009 (in Italian)
  5. ^ "Bonazzoli jön, Vécsei megy?" (in Hungarian). 19 January 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Emiliano Bonazzoli è granata" (in Italian). A.S. Cittadella. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Bonazzoli:Rescissione" (in Italian). Robur Siena. 28 December 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2018.

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