Date of birth: 21/05/1997 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Manerbio (Italy)
Youth career: Ghedi, Montichiari, Inter Milan
Current club: Inter Milan
Squad number: 97
Current national team: Italy U-18
Position: secondary striker, striker
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 900,000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/0), 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (2/1), Viareggio Cup 2014 (1/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2017
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Oscar Cardozo & Robin van Persie
Style of play:
– target man/powerful striker/false “9”
– likes to dribble
– one-on-one situation specialist
– exceptional precision and power when shooting
– selfish in the final third
– avoids using weaker foot
– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets
He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-3-3.
2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship runner-up with Italy.
Serie A 2013/2014: 1 match/0 goals (Inter Milan)
Federico Bonazzoli is regarded as one of the biggest talents in Italy right now. He joined Internazionale youth academy in 2004 at the age of 7. In 2012 he was selected for the U-15 team, where he scored 5 goals in 9 games. He also won the U-15 Italian championship with Inter the same year. Only a couple of months later he debuted in “Squadra Azzurra” U-17 team that he played for at the UEFA U-17 European Championship, where he was one of the youngest players but it did not stop him from playing all the Italy’s games and winning the silver. On 18 May 2014, Bonazzoli made his senior debut against Chievo Verona as a substitute for Rubén Botta in the 85th minute, making him the second youngest footballer to play in Serie A for Inter aged 16 years, 11 months and 27 days, beating Massimo Pellegrini’s record by 17 days.
“Federico Bonazzoli is regarded as one of the best Italian talents coming through the Nerazzurri academy. The left footed striker has shown how remarkably lethal his left foot is the last couple of months. In the last couple of weeks he has trained with the first team of Inter Milan. Federico Bonazzoli is one of the youngest in the tournament, but can prove to become one of the best. In October, Federico Bonazzoli, scored a hat-trick against Lichtenstein in only 10 minutes! He has recorded 3 goals in 6 appearances and has scored a total of 12 goals in the youth league. Since being called up for the Italian Under-17 team he has recorded an overall of 3 goals in 10 appearances.
Federico Bonazzoli who can be described as a natural striker similar to Giampaolo Pazzini, was born 21th of May 1997 in Manerbio, a small city near Brescia. Bonazzoli’s best skills can be summed up on being excellent at getting in the right position. His off the ball movement and technique has proved to give him good results. He has many aspects to still work on and develop further, but Federico Bonazzoli can become one of the best Italian strikers ever!”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.