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Rossoneri Advent Calendar Day 28: Giacomo Bonaventura and the Napoli Syndrome

31 Days Remembering Players From Milan’s Past, Each Date Will Feature A Player Who Donned The Jersey Number.

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Giacomo Bonaventura currently is in his sixth season with AC Milan and has beeen one of the only worthy players in an otherwise lousy couple of years. Bonaventura played for Italy during his time with Milan and managed to help the team win a SuperCoppa alongside fighting to qualify for the Europa League after years stuck out of Europe.

Giacomo Bonaventura of AC Milan celebrates after scoring a... Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images

Bonaventura joined Milan as a budget move by Adriano Galliani and turned out to be one of the best players of the past decade despite Milan's terrible form as a club. He managed to score on his debut in a 5-4 riot with Parma and would go on to play an important role predominantly as the left sided midfielder in a 4-3-3. Over the past few years, Bonaventura was been a fan favourite for his incredible performances especially his knack for scoring key goals against Napoli over the years, he has scored 4 times against them over the years delivering vital wins for the club. Bonaventura has partnered with a wide array of registas over the years due to the uncertainty at the position but has held his starting spot throughout except for when he missed a season with injury. This season he returned and is already one of Milan's best depite all the money that has been spent on other midfielders. It would be amazing to see him lift a trophy with the club given his service through tough times.

Achievements with Milan

  • Supercoppa Italiana: 2016

Top Highlight

Milan struggled to be competitive in the past decade but one player who stood out and delivered some type of pointless silverware was Bonaventura. In the 2016, SuperCoppa Italiana he managed to lob Gianluigi Buffon to score an equaliser against Juventus as Milan went on to win the trophy on penalties. Bonaventura helped the club lift a single trophy in the past couple of years amidst all the mid table misery. Watch the highlight of his game saving goal here or below.