Barbara Bonansea

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

Barbara Bonansea
FIFA Women's World Cup Qualification Italy - Belgium, 2018-04-10 9977-001
Bonansea with the Italian national team in 2018
Personal information
Full name Barbara Bonansea
Date of birth 13 June 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Pinerolo, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position 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

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 2019-06-18.
  2. ^ "Grecia-Italia (0–0)" (in Italian). UEFA.com. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Cabrini finalises Italy's Women's EURO squad". uefa.com. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Italia-Macedonia (15–0)" (in Italian). UEFA.com. Retrieved 19 August 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 19 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Torneo in Brasile dal 7 dicembre. Bottaro: "Ringrazio le società per la collaborazione"" (in Italian). FIGC.it. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Ufficializzata la lista delle 23 Azzurre convocate per il Campionato Europeo" (in Italian). FIGC.it. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 19 August 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 4 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Gran Galà del calcio, la Juventus fa incetta di premi" (in Italian). Il Corriere della Sera. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.

External links

2010 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

The UEFA Women's U-19 Championship 2010 Final Tournament was held in Macedonia between 24 May and 5 June 2010. Players born after 1 January 1991 were eligible to participate in this competition.

2013 Cyprus Women's Cup

The 2013 Cyprus Women's Cup was the sixth edition of the Cyprus Women's Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took place between March 3–14, 2013.Defending champions France cancelled their participation just after the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 draw, because of too many European opponents in the tournament.

The tournament was won by England.

2015 Cyprus Women's Cup

The 2015 Cyprus Women's Cup was the eighth edition of the Cyprus Women's Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took place from 4–11 March 2015.

2016 Cyprus Women's Cup

The 2016 Cyprus Women's Cup was the ninth edition of the Cyprus Women's Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. After being initially canceled due to schedule conflicts with both UEFA and AFC qualification for the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 SheBelieves Cup leaving many of the prior year's participants, including reigning champions England, unable to attend, the tournament was rescheduled with the Football Association of Finland as tournament organizers and a scaled-down field of eight national teams.Austria defeated Poland in a final between two first-time participants in the Cyprus Cup.

2016 International Women's Football Tournament of Manaus

The 2016 Torneio Internacional de Manaus de Futebol Feminino (also known as the 2016 International Tournament of Manaus) is the eighth edition of the Torneio Internacional de Futebol Feminino, an invitational women's football tournament held every December in Brazil. Previously held in the cities of Brasília, São Paulo and Natal, 2016 is the first year the tournament will be held in Manaus. The tournament will run from December 7–18, 2016.

2016–17 Serie A (women)

The 2016–17 Serie A was the 50th season of the women's football top level league in Italy. ACF Brescia were the defending champions.

Fiorentina won the championship.

2017–18 Serie A (women)

The 2017–18 Serie A (women) was the 51st season of the women's football top level league in Italy. Fiorentina were the defending champions. Juventus won the league title in their first ever season.

2018 Cyprus Cup

The 2018 Cyprus Cup was the eleventh edition of the Cyprus Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took place from 28 February to 7 March 2018.Spain won the title for the first time after defeating Italy 2–0 in the final.

2018–19 Serie A (women)

The 2018–19 Serie A (women) is the 52nd season of the women's football top level league in Italy. Juventus is the defending champions. The season is scheduled to run from 15 September 2018 to 20 April 2019.

2019 Cyprus Women's Cup

The 2019 Cyprus Cup was the twelfth edition of the Cyprus Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took from 27 February to 6 March 2019.North Korea won their first title after a final win over Italy.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group C

Group C of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 9 to 18 June 2019. The group consisted of Australia, Brazil, Italy and Jamaica. The top two teams, Italy and Australia, along with the third-placed team, Brazil (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 6

UEFA Group 6 of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification competition consisted of five teams: Italy, Belgium, Romania, Portugal, and Moldova (which advanced from the preliminary round). The composition of the seven groups in the qualifying group stage was decided by the draw held on 25 April 2017, with the teams seeded according to their coefficient ranking.The group was played in home-and-away round-robin format between 15 September 2017 and 4 September 2018. The group winners qualified for the final tournament, while the runners-up advanced to the play-offs if they were one of the four best runners-up among all seven groups (not counting results against the fifth-placed team).

ACF Torino ASD

Torino Calcio Femminile Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica, a.k.a. Associazione Calcio Femminile Torino, is an Italian football team from Torino competing in Serie A.

Founded in 1981, Torino reached five years later Serie A where it has played since. While the club has yet to win a national trophy, Torino was the championship's runner-up in 1994 and 2007. In 2007 it also reached the national Cup's final. In subsequent seasons it has ranked between the 5th and 7th places.

Italy at the FIFA Women's World Cup

Italy have participated three times at the FIFA Women's World Cup: in the inaugural edition of 1991, in 1999 and in 2019.While the men's senior team have won the FIFA World Cup four times, the women's team is yet to win a single edition. Italy participated in the inaugural World Cup of 1991 where, after two wins and a loss in the group stage, they qualified for the quarter-finals, where they lost against Norway. After having failed to qualify for the second edition, Italy played in the 1999 edition where they didn't go past the group stages. For the following four editions, between 2003 and 2015, Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup, coming close in 2015 after losing in the final match of qualification to Belgium.

In 2019, Italy returned to the World Cup after a 20-year absence. With two wins and a defeat, Italy topped their group and progressed to the round of 16, where they beat China 2–0. However, their World Cup journey came to an end as they were defeated 2–0 by the Netherlands in the quarter-finals.

Juventus F.C. Women

Juventus Football Club S.p.A. (from Latin iuventūs, "youth"; Italian pronunciation: [juˈvɛntus]), also known as Juve (pronounced [ˈjuːve]) or with the commercial name of Juventus Women, is an Italian women's association football club based in Turin, section of the homonymous professional football club. It was established in 2017 by acquiring the Serie A license of a Cuneo-based team Cuneo Calcio Femminile. The team competes in Serie A since its debut in 2017–18 season.

List of FIFA Women's World Cup goalscorers

This article lists each country's goalscorers in the FIFA Women's World Cup. There are 373 goalscorers for the 917 goals scored at the 8 editions of the World Cup final tournaments.

17

Numbers in green means the player finished as the tournament top scorer (or joint top scorer).

Serie A Female Footballer of the Year

The Serie A Female Footballer of the Year AIC (Italian: Calciatrice dell'anno AIC) is a yearly award organized by the Italian Footballers' Association (AIC) given to the female footballer who has been considered to have performed the best over the previous women's football Serie A season.

The award is part of the Gran Galà del Calcio (formerly known as Oscar del Calcio) awards event.

Melania Gabbiadini has won the award four times in a row.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Group B

Group B of UEFA Women's Euro 2017 contained Germany, Italy, Russia and Sweden. The matches were played from 17 to 25 July 2017.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying Group 6

Group 6 of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying competition consisted of five teams: Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, and Georgia. The composition of the eight groups in the qualifying group stage was decided by the draw held on 20 April 2015.The group was played in home-and-away round-robin format. The group winners qualified directly for the final tournament, while the runners-up also qualified directly if they were one of the six best runners-up among all eight groups (not counting results against the fifth-placed team); otherwise, the runners-up advance to the play-offs.

Juventus F.C. Women – current squad
Italy squads

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