Gianni Comandini was born in Cesena in 1977 and started his career as a striker with his hometown club in the 95-96 season. He then had spells with Serie C1 outfit Montevarci, returned to Cesena and then joined Vicenza in 1999, where had his breakout season. After scoring 20 goals in Serie B during the 99/00 season, he caught the eye of the Diavolo, who signed him in the summer of 2000. Comandini's spell with the Rossoneri only lasted for one season, making 13 appearances and scoring 2 goals in Serie A. Those two goals, which both came against Inter in the Rossoneri's historic 6-0 derby win in 2001, granted him legendary status among the Milan faithful. After his time with Milan, Comandini played for Atalanta, Genoa and Ternana before retiring in 2006. Following retirement, he moved back to Cesena, where he got into the restaurant business.