Lorenzo Minotti

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Lorenzo Minotti
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-02-08) 8 February 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth Cesena, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Cesena 14 (0)
1987–1996 Parma 280 (29)
1996–1997 Cagliari 18 (2)
1997–2000 Torino 7 (0)
2000–2001 Treviso 28 (3)
Total 318 (34)
National team
1994–1995 Italy 8 (0)
* 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.

Playing career[edit]

He started career his in 1985 with Cesena in Serie B and played in Serie A with Parma, Cagliari, Torino and Treviso. He played 201 matches and scored 19 goals, and won two Coppa Italia, one UEFA Cup and one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1993, a game played at the Wembley Stadium in which he opened the scoring with a glorious volley. Minotti is one of the best players in Parma's history, and was its captain for many years.

For the Italy national football team he won 8 caps and was on the roster for 1994 FIFA World Cup, without playing any game.[1]

Post-playing career[edit]

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.[2]


  1. ^ 1994 FIFA World Cup: Italy Squad FIFA. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Rescissione consensuale tra Minotti e il Cesena" (in Italian). AC Cesena. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2014.