Bruno Livio Gerzeli was born in Monfalcone, Gorizia, Italy, on October 3, 1925. He started his soccer career with local clubs CRDA and CNT. After World War II he joined Venezia FC and played in one league game in the 1946-47 season. Then followed spells with Marzotto Valdagno, Salernitana, Stabia, Biellese. He spent the 1951-52 season with Anconitana in Serie C.
The inside forward followed the trek of professional soccer players to Columbia in 1952. In Columbia he joined Deportivo Samarios where he played together with a number of former Italian and Hungarian professional players.
The 5’7 and 172 lbs forward came to Toronto in 1954 where he joined National Soccer League club Hungaria. Together with a number of former Hungarian professional players Bruno led Hungaria to a fourth place in the final standings in the 1954 season.
He spent the winter of 1954-55 as the player coach of Serie C club Aosta in Italy. He returned to Toronto Hungaria and helped the club finish in fifth place in the National Soccer League in the 1955 season.
Then followed three seasons with National Soccer League club Toronto Sparta. In 1958 he toured Bermuda with Sparta. He then became the player coach of Golden Mile Soccer Club in the Toronto & District League. The Golden Milers won the T & D First Division in 1961.
In 1962 Brune became the player coach of Estonia in the National Soccer League. He stayed with Estonia when they were members of the National Soccer League in 1963 and the Ontario Soccer League in 1964.
After a period in minor soccer he retired from playing in 1967. Bruno went through a period of conversion to become a mormon in 1964. He moved together with his family to Utah in the United States in 1971. Brune was hired as the soccer coach at Brigham Young University in 1972. He had a huge influence on youth soccer in Utah in the 1970’s.
He passed away on November 8, 1982, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States.