Giacomo Bonaventura

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Giacomo Bonaventura
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Bonaventura with Atalanta in 2013
Personal information
Full name Giacomo Bonaventura
Date of birth (1989-08-22) 22 August 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth San Severino Marche, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Milan
Number 28
Youth career
2006–2007 Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2014 Atalanta 104 (17)
2009 Pergocrema (loan) 4 (1)
2010 Padova (loan) 15 (0)
2014– Milan 51 (11)
National team
2008 Italy U19 4 (1)
2009–2010 Italy U20 12 (2)
2013– Italy 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:24, 21 December 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:16, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Giacomo "Jack" Bonaventura[1] (born 22 August 1989) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Serie A club Milan and the Italy national team. Bonaventura started his senior career at Atalanta in the Serie A in 2007, his impressive performances earning him a €7 million transfer to Milan in 2014. Bonaventura has been a youth national team member since 2008. He made his senior international debut in 31 May 2013, in a friendly match against San Marino.

Club career

Atalanta

Bonaventura made his debut with Atalanta on 4 May 2008, in a match against Livorno. He only played this match in the whole 2007–08 season. He appeared again on 9 November, against Fiorentina.

On 13 January 2009, Atalanta announced he had joined Pergocrema on loan for the remainder of the 2008–09 season.[2] Five days later, he made his debut for Pergocrema, getting on the scoresheet in a match against Sambenedettese. He made three more appearances before returning to Atalanta.

He returned to La Dea, but had to wait until January 2010 to appear again, this time against Palermo. On 1 February, he joined Serie B club Padova on loan until the end of the season.[3] He made his debut for the club on the 20th, against Triestina.

In June 2010, Padova decided not to buy him outright,[4] and Bonaventura returned to Atalanta, signing a contract extension until 2015.[5]

On 9 November, he scored his first Atalanta goal, against Modena. He played a key part for La Dea in 2010–11 season, scoring nine times, with his club being crowned champions. On 11 April 2012, he scored his first Serie A goal, against Napoli.

Milan

2014-2015 Season

On 1 September, the last day of the Italian transfer window, Milan announced the signature of Bonaventura from Atalanta for a fee reported to be around €7 million.[6] On September 14, Bonaventura scored a goal on his debut as Milan beat Parma 5-4.[7] Bonaventura scored his second goal for Milan on October 29 against Cagliari and was voted man of the match. On December 12, Bonaventura scored a powerful header and assisted Jérémy Ménez's goal as Milan defeated Napoli 2-0; Bonaventura was also voted man of the mach against Napoli and again in the next week against Roma.[8] On 30 May, he scored twice against his former team Atalanta in a 3-1 victory.

2015-2016 Season

On 19 September, Bonaventura assisted Carlos Bacca's first goal and scored directly from a free-kick in a 3-2 win over Palermo. He also gained another assist and goal in Milan's next game, the 2-3 win over Udinese. Once again, he assisted both Carlos Bacca's and Philippe Mexès' goals against Lazio in the 3-1 away win on 1 November. He continues to perform under the coach Siniša Mihajlović and has become a fundamental player for his team this season. After missing a 0-0 draw against his old team Atalanta due to suspension, he scored the opener in a 4-1 defeat of Sampdoria on 28 November. He scored again in his next game on 1 December, a 3-1 Coppa Italia defeat of Crotone, via a brilliant 20-yard free kick.

International career

After featuring with under-19, under-20 levels, Bonaventura made his debut with the senior squad on 31 May 2013, in a 4–0 victory against San Marino.[9]

Style of play

A quick, hard-working offensive midfielder with good vision, passing, and technique, Bonaventura is a versatile player who is capable of playing in several midfield positions, and making attacking runs. He is talented in keeping possession effectively and is also capable of scoring goals due to his powerful striking ability from distance.[10][11][12]

Statistics

Club

As of 30 May 2015[13]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atalanta 2006–07 Serie A 1 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 1 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 1 0 1 0 2 0
2010–11 Serie B 31 9 2 0 33 9
2011–12 Serie A 29 2 1 0 30 2
2012–13 35 7 1 1 36 8
2013–14 31 5 1 0 32 5
2014–15 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 130 23 6 1 129 24
Pergocrema (loan) 2008–09 Lega Pro 4 1 0 0 4 1
Total 4 1 0 0 4 1
Padova (loan) 2009–10 Serie B 15 0 0 0 2[lower-alpha 1] 1 17 1
Total 15 0 0 0 2 1 17 1
Milan 2014–15 Serie A 33 7 1 0 34 7
Total 33 7 1 0 34 7
Career total 180 31 7 1 2 1 189 33
  1. All appearances in Serie B Relegation

International

As of 1 July 2015[14]
Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2014 1 0
Total 2 0

References

  1. "Jack Bonaventura a Tuttosport: "A Bergamo l'affetto della gente è incredibile, ma il mio futuro..."". Tutto Atalanta (in Italian). 6 March 20130. Retrieved 27 March 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "BONAVENTURA AL PERGOCREMA" (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. Retrieved 13 January 2009.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Ufficiale: Padova, presto in prestito Bonaventura; Calcio News, 1 February 2010 (Italian)
  4. "Calciomercato". Calcio Padova (in Italian). 23 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Atalanta, rinnova Bonaventura fino al 2015; Tutto mercato Web, 16 July 2010 (Italian)
  6. http://www.goal.com/en/news/10/italy/2014/09/01/5077054/official-ac-milan-sign-bonaventura
  7. http://us.soccerway.com/players/giacomo-bonaventura/31967/matches/
  8. http://www.whoscored.com/Players/40384/Fixtures/Giacomo-Bonaventura
  9. Italy comfortably beats San Marino 4–0 in friendly; Sports Illustrated, 31 May 2013
  10. Arturo Zambaldo (17 July 2010). "Bonaventura prolunga fino al 2015 «Felicissimo, ripagherò la fiducia»" (in Italian). L'Eco di Bergamo. Retrieved 4 August 2015.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Dario Ghiringhelli (24 May 2014). "Il mercato alternativo – Giacomo Jack Bonaventura" (in Italian). Spazio Juve. Retrieved 4 August 2015.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Daniele Castagna (12 August 2014). "Mercato: i motivi che allontanano Bonaventura dal Milan" (in Italian). Milan News. Retrieved 4 August 2015.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. Giacomo Bonaventura profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  14. Giacomo Bonaventura at National-Football-Teams.com

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