A.c. monza 1912_ Hall of fame_ Emiliano Mondonico
Name Emiliano Mondonico
Nationality italy
Date of birth 09-03-1947
Birth place Rivolta d'Adda
Seasons in Monza 1970-1971
Caps and goals 23(7)
Role Striker


Mondonico grew up in the youth of Rivoltana, the amateur team of his country; in 1966 he was hired by the Cremonese, with whom he played one season in Serie D and one in C. In 1968-69 he made his Serie A debut with the Torino shirt. After two seasons he went down in category to play with Monza (23 games and 7 goals) and return to Serie A in 1971-72 at Atalanta. He ended his career after returning to Cremonese, with whom he played for seven seasons between Serie B and C.


He began his coaching career in 1979 as a manager of the Cremonese youth team, and was entrusted with the first gray team during the Serie B 1981-82 championship. He remained in the saddle of the team until 1986, obtaining in 1983-84 what was the return of the Lombards in A after 54 seasons. After the immediate relegation to B of 1985-86, he moved to Como in 1986-87, with which he obtained a ninth place in A.

In the 1987-88 season he was hired by Atalanta, in B; he immediately obtained the promotion in the highest category, and led the Bergamo team in an exhilarating experience in the Cup Winners' Cup, which ended in the semifinal in front of the Malines of Belgium who then won the competition against Ajax. In the next two seasons he scored a sixth and seventh place in A, with the qualification for the UEFA Cup.

Between 1990-91 and 1993-94 he sat on the bench of Torino, in A. With the grenades he achieves the best results of his career: fifth in 1991, the grenades in 1991-92 finished third and played the UEFA Cup final, lost for the benefit of Ajax. In 1992-93 the grenade team won the Italian Cup.

Returning to Atalanta in 1994-95, he brought the Bergamo players back to A, also ferrying them towards the 1995-96 Italian Cup final; in 1997-98 the Nerazzurri team fell to B; in 1998-99, again at Turin, he obtained a new promotion in A. After failing to prevent Naples' relegation to B in 2000-01, he was called during the 2001-02 season to replace Luigi De Rosa on the bench of the Cosenza, being then exonerated, recalled again at the beginning of the 2002-03 championship and again relieved of office before the end of the tournament.

With Fiorentina (his declared team of the heart) [1] he obtained in 2003-04 the fifth promotion in A of his career; it is currently the only one in Italy to boast such primacy. [2] Exempted after the first few days of the 2004-05 championship for conflicts with the club, he participated for over a year as a commentator on television in various sports broadcasts.

On January 29, 2006 he was chosen by Albinoleffe, in B, to replace Vincenzo Esposito; obtained salvation, he remained at the helm of the azure-blue team also for the 2006-07 season, which ended in tenth place. In the 2007-08 season he went down to Serie C1 to return to the Cremonese after twenty one years. A good tournament in the play-off final lost against the Cittadella was frustrated, it was not confirmed for the following season. He was then re-engaged by the gray team between 17 December 2008, when he replaced Ivo Iaconi, and 26 March 2009, the day he submitted his resignation.

On September 28, 2009 he returned to the AlbinoLeffe bench in place of Armando Madonna.