|Date of birth||1 August 1980|
|Place of birth||Cesena, Italy|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2002–2003||→ Ascoli (loan)||7||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olivi started his career at hometown club Cesena. In 2000, Cesena were relegated from Serie B, and he was transferred to Salernitana, where he played for 4½ seasons. He was a regular starter during the 2003–04 season, featuring in 44 out of 46 matches. The next season, however, he only made 10 appearances. In January 2005, he was signed by Piacenza, also in Serie B. In the first 1½ seasons he was a regular starter. In the 2006–07 season, he played 22 Serie B matches, all as starter, and in the next season he played 28 matches, starting in 21 of them. After alternating between the starting eleven and the bench, he joined Pescara in August 2009.
Olivi was in the Italy U18 squad that lost to Portugal U18 Team in the 1999 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship final. He also capped for the Italy U20 team that lost to the Portugal U20 side in the 2000 Toulon Tournament semi-final, but that won against the Ivory Coast U20 side in the third-place match.
- 2006-07 La Gazzetta dello Sport Profile
- 2007-08 La Gazzetta dello Sport Profile
- "Acquistato Samuele Olivi" (in Italian). Pescara Calcio. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
- "Speciale Calciomercato: risoluzioni consensuali" (in Italian). Delfino Pescara 1936. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- "Le ultime operazioni di mercato" (in Italian). US Grosseto FC. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
- "DOPPIO COLPO: ARRIVANO OLIVI E ALBERTI" (in Italian). Mantova FC. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2014.