Bonansea with the Italian national team in 2018
|Full name||Barbara Bonansea|
|Date of birth||13 June 1991|
|Place of birth||Pinerolo, Italy|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Forward, Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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. 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.
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. She was not called up to be part of the Italian squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013, however.
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. 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.
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.
|2015 FIFA World Cup||Qualifiers||2013-09-20||Tallinn||Estonia||1||5-1||7|
|2017 UEFA Euro||Qualifiers||2016-06-07||Gori||Georgia||2||7-0||2|
|2019 FIFA World Cup||Qualifiers||2017-09-15||La Spezia||Moldova||1||5-0||4|
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. Bonansea is renowned for scoring wonder goals, including the knuckleball free-kicks pioneered by Juninho Pernambucano.
Bonansea is an economics graduate and aspires to play football professionally outside of Italy. Bonansea enjoys reading Dan Brown books, watching romance and thriller films, and learning to play the guitar.