Valter Bonacina

Valter Bonacina (born 30 July 1964 in Bergamo) is an Italian association football coach and former player who played as a midfielder.

Valter Bonacina
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-07-30) 30 July 1964 (age 56)
Place of birth Bergamo, Italy
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Cenate Sotto
Virescit Boccaleone
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1986 Virescit Boccaleone 103 (2)
1986–1991 Atalanta 140 (10)
1991–1994 Roma 84 (2)
1994–1999 Atalanta 141 (1)
1999–2001 Monza 55 (2)
2001–2002 Rodengo Saiano 27 (3)
Teams managed
2010 Atalanta (caretaker)
2011 Foggia
2012 Foggia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing career

He spent the majority of his career playing for Atalanta (10 seasons, 7 of which in Serie A) and A.S. Roma (3 seasons), and retired in 2002.

Coaching career

From 2003 to 2007 he served as assistant manager of Atalanta. In July 2007 he was then moved in charge of the Allievi Regionali youth team, and was successively promoted at the helm of the Primavera under-19 team in July 2009.

On 8 January 2010 he was then appointed head coach of Atalanta in a caretaker role, following Antonio Conte's resignation from his managerial position at the club.[1] He then guided Atalanta on a Serie A Week 19 game ended in a 0–1 away loss to Palermo on 10 January 2009 and returned to his previous role after Bortolo Mutti was appointed as head coach the very next day.[2]

On 10 June 2011 he was announced as new head coach of Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Foggia.[3]


  1. "Comunicato stampa" (in Italian). Atalanta BC. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-01-07.[permanent dead link]
  2. "MUTTI ALL'ATALANTA" (in Italian). Atalanta BC. 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2010-01-11.[permanent dead link]
  3. "UFFICIALE: Foggia, panchina affidata a Bonacina" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011.