artist: from Valletti's private collection
credit: email from Manuela Valletti (Ferdinando's daughter)
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 (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.