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Barbara Bonansea
Barbara Bonansea
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Bonansea with the Italian national team in 2018
Personal information
Full name Barbara Bonansea
Date of birth (1991-06-13) 13 June 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth Pinerolo, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position(s) Forward, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Juventus
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006-2012 A.C.F. Torino 108 (27)
2012-2017 ACF Brescia 117 (61)
2017- Juventus 42 (32)
National team
2007-2011 Italy U19 15 (7)
2012- Italy 61 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Barbara Bonansea (born 13 June 1991) is an Italian footballer who plays as a forward or midfielder for Juventus and the Italian national team.

Club career

After more than a 100 games for A.C.F. Torino Bonansea moved to ACF Brescia in 2012. Bonansea helped ACF Brescia two league titles and two domestic cups. She also won three Italian women's super cups in 2014, 2015, 2016. In 2016 Bonansea was named Serie A female footballer of the year.

In 2017 Bonansea joined Juventus on a free transfer. She made her debut against Atalanta scoring twice in a 3-0 win.[1] Bonansea won the league title in her first year at the club. In the 2018-19 season she helped Juventus secure the double, winning the league title and domestic cup.

International career

After 15 appearances and 7 goals for Italy at youth level, in September 2012 Bonansea made her Italy senior national team debut in a 0-0 draw against Greece in Athens, in a Euro 2013 qualifier.[2] She was not called up to be part of the Italian squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013, however.[3]

During Italy's 2015 World Cup qualifying campaign, she made six appearances, scoring seven goals, including a hat-trick in a 15-0 home victory over Macedonia.[4] In November 2015, she was included by manager Antonio Cabrini in Italy's squad for a double friendly against the Chinese national team, appearing in both the match in Guiyang on 3 December, and in the match in Qujing on 6 December.[5]

In November 2016, she was included in Italy's squad for the 2016 International Women's Football Tournament of Manaus, which was held from 7 to 18 December.[6]

She was included in Italy's squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017[7] and the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Goals scored in official competitions
Competition Stage Date Location Opponent Goals Result Overall
Canada 2015 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2013-09-20 Tallinn  Estonia 1 5-1 7
2014-02-13 Novara  Czech Republic 1 6-1
2014-05-08 Skopje  North Macedonia 1 11-0
2014-09-13 Vercelli  Estonia 1 4-0
2014-09-17 Vercelli  North Macedonia 3 15-0
Netherlands 2017 UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2016-06-07 Gori  Georgia 2 7-0 2
France 2019 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2017-09-15 La Spezia  Moldova 1 5-0 4
2017-10-24 Castel  Romania 1 3-0
Groups 2019-06-09 Valenciennes  Australia 2 1-2

Playing style

FIFA described Bonansea as "pacey and snake-hipped" and "able to balletically slalom past opponents on grass like Alberto Tomba did poles," comparing her to Paulo Futre and Ryan Giggs in their primes.[8] Bonansea is renowned for scoring wonder goals, including the knuckleball free-kicks pioneered by Juninho Pernambucano.[8]

Personal life

Bonansea is an economics graduate and aspires to play football professionally outside of Italy.[9] Bonansea enjoys reading Dan Brown books, watching romance and thriller films, and learning to play the guitar.[8]

Honours

Club

ACF Brescia
Juventus FC

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Atalanta vs. Juventus - 30 September 2017 - Women Soccerway". uk.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Grecia-Italia (0-0)" (in Italian). UEFA.com. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Cabrini finalises Italy's Women's EURO squad". uefa.com. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Italia-Macedonia (15-0)" (in Italian). UEFA.com. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Doppia amichevole in Cina: 22 convocate per le sfide in programma a Guiyang e Qujing" (in Italian). FIGC.it. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Torneo in Brasile dal 7 dicembre. Bottaro: "Ringrazio le società per la collaborazione"" (in Italian). FIGC.it. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Ufficializzata la lista delle 23 Azzurre convocate per il Campionato Europeo" (in Italian). FIGC.it. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ a b c "Bonansea: I was always daydreaming of football in class". FIFA.com. 4 February 2019.
  9. ^ Pellone, Stefano (4 September 2014). "Barbara Bonansea: "Segno particolare? Sono una calciatrice"" (in Italian). Mondo Pallone. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Gran Galà del calcio, la Juventus fa incetta di premi" (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Gran Gala del Calcio 2019 winners". Football Italia. 2 December 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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