|Full name||Mauro Minelli|
|Date of birth||2 April 1981|
|Place of birth||San Giovanni Bianco, Italy|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2001–2002||→ Lumezzane (loan)||33||(2)|
|2008–2009||→ Triestina (loan)||58||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Minelli started his career in Atalanta, the most famous club near his birth place. He spent 2001–02 season at Lumezzane along with Roberto Previtali. That season he also capped for Italy national under-20 football team at the Under-20 Four Nations Tournament.
In January 2003, he was signed by Verona in co-ownership deal, in exchange with Natale Gonnella. In June 2004, he was bought back by Atalanta but he was loaned to AlbinoLeffe in July, re-joining (former) Atalanta team-mate Mauro Belotti, Joelson, Gabriele Perico and Previtali. In July 2005, AlbinoLeffe bought half of the contractual rights, but bought back by Atalanta again in June 2006.
In June 2009 he returned to Calcio Catania after the club acquired the full rights from Atalanta, but was immediately sold back into the Serie B with Sassuolo on 9 July 2009. He announced he would leave the club in January 2011 in order to play more regularly; he joined fellow Serie B team Frosinone on 31 January, rejoining team-mate Gaetano Masucci. Antonio Bocchetti also moved from Frosinone to Sassuolo as part of the deal.
Although he was on the 2012–13 squad, he did not play any games in 2012–13 Lega Pro Prima Divisione.
His contract was renewed on 3 July 2013.