|Date of birth
8 February 1967 |
|Place of birth
||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Lorenzo Minotti (born 8 February 1967) is an Italian former football (soccer) player in defender role.
Minotti was born in Cesena, Emilia-Romagna. He started career his in 1985 with his hometown club Cesena in Serie B, and he subsequently played in Serie A with Parma (1987-1996) for most of his career, followed by spells with Cagliari (1996-97), Torino (1997-2000), and Treviso (2000-2001). In total, he played 201 matches and scored 19 goals in Serie A, and during his successful time with Parma under manager Nevio Scala, he won two Coppa Italia titles, one UEFA Cup, an UEFA Super Cup, and one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1993, also receiving Runners-up medals in the 1995 Supercoppa Italiana, and the 1996-97 Serie A. The victorious 1993 European Cup Winners' Cup Final game was played at the Wembley Stadium, and Minotti opened the scoring with a notable volley. Minotti is regarded as one of the best players in Parma's history, and he served as the club's captain for many years.
Minotti won 8 caps for the Italy national football team between 1994-95. He received his first international call-up for Italy's match against Switzerland on the 14 October 1992, although he only made his first appearance for Italy on 16 February 1994, in a 1-0 home defeat to France. He was also chosen by manager Arrigo Sacchi for Italy's roster at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, without playing any games in the final tournament, as Italy reached the 1994 FIFA World Cup final.
After retiring from football, he became team manager of Parma from 2002 to 2004. He then became director of football of Cesena from 2007 to 2009, and again from June 2010 to May 2012.