Gianni Munari is an Italian footballer presently playing with Sampdoria. Munari started his career with hometown club Sassuolo, after being promoted to the senior squad from the youth team. In 2003 he joined Giulianova, where he would spend just one season, scoring three goals in 25 total appearances. He then joined Serie B side Triestina in 2004. He had an impressive season, making 35 appearances and scoring 5 goals in his only season with the Trieste-based club. He was snapped up by Verona in 2005. Seeing his impressive statistics, he was purchased by Serie A side U.S. Città di Palermo together with teammate Mattia Cassani. On June 2011, Munari's co-ownership was ultimately solved in favour of Palermo for €391,000. On 21 July 2011 he moved permanently to Fiorentina for €800,000, signing a three-year contract for the Tuscans. On 31 January 2012, the final day of 2011-12 winter transfer window, he moved to Serie B side Sampdoria.