During his playing days Minotti played as a modern, aerially strong Libero.
In the club
Lorenzo Minotti started his career with his hometown club, AC Cesena, 1985 in Serie B. In the summer of 1987 he moved to Parma, with whom he rose for the first time in the club's history in the Serie A in 1989/90. His debut in Italy's top flight celebrated the defender on 9 September 1990 the 1-2 home defeat to Juventus.
In the following years Minotti won as a regular player and team captain with the AC Parma coach Nevio Scala under the Coppa Italia, the European Cup Winners' Cup, the European Super Cup and the UEFA Cup.
In summer 1996 Minotti moved 29 -year-old to Cagliari Calcio. From 1997 to 2000 he was at Torino Calcio under contract before the 2000/01 ended his career with FBC Treviso in Serie B.
In the National Team
Lorenzo Minotti made his debut on 16 February 1994 in the 0-1 defeat against France under Arrigo Sacchi in the Italian national team. In the same year he was in Sacchi's squad for the World Cup in the USA, where although he did not play, but pushed forward with the Azzurri to the final, where they were beaten by Brazil 2:3 after penalty shoot.
The last of his eight caps for Italy midfielder completed on 21 June 1995 in the 0-2 defeat against Germany in Zurich.
After the active time
From 2002 to 2004 Lorenzo Minotti worked as a team manager at AC Parma. After a long break, he worked from November 2007 to June 2009 in the management of AC Cesena.
- Coppa Italia: 1991/92
- European Cup Winners' Cup: 1992/93
- European Supercup: 1993
- Vice World Champion: 1994
- UEFA Cup: 1994/95