Andrea Bonomi

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This page is about the Italian footballer Andrea Bonomi. It is not to be confused with the Italian businessman of the same name.
Andrea Bonomi
Valletti and Bonomi.jpg
Andrea Bonomi (on the left) and Ferdinando Valletti
Personal information
Date of birth (1923-02-14)February 14, 1923
Place of birth Cassano d'Adda, Italy
Date of death November 26, 2003(2003-11-26) (aged 80)
Place of death Cassano d'Adda, Italy
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–1942 Pirelli Milano
1942–1952 Milan 252 (4)
1952–1954 Brescia 47 (0)
1954–1955 Piacenza 5 (0)
National team
1951  Italy 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Andrea Bonomi (Cassano d'Adda, Italy, February 14, 1923 - November 26, 2003) was a footballer with A.C. Milan football club. Born in Cassano d'Adda, Italy, and initially nicknamed as Ciapin, Bonomi was the AC Milan captain in the 1950/1951 season, which ended with a Serie A triumph for the rossoneri led by the Gre-No-Li trio.

When Bonomi was six years old, he fell in Adda River and was about to drown when a 10-year-old boy rescued him. Ironically, his rescuer was Valentino Mazzola - who later became one of the greatest Italian football players and was the captain of the Il Grande Torino team of the 1940s. Mazzola would later die, together with most of the players of Il Grande Torino, in the Superga air disaster.

Bonomi played for the Italy national football team for just one match, in 1951, against Switzerland.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ettore Puricelli
Milan captain
1948-1952
Succeeded by
Carlo Annovazzi