Cristiano Ronaldo is by far the best paid player in the Italian football league Serie A. The Portuguese striker earns more than €30 million per year in Juventus (net figure). It’s more than what Spezia (€22 million), Crotone (€23 million) and Verona (€24 million) pay to their entire squads.
This is the ranking Top 20 Best Paid Players Serie A 2020-2021, taking into account the figures disclosed by Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
Ronaldo is one of the best paid players in world, so naturally he leads the Serie A ranking. But what is impressive is that no one compares to him in the Italian league when it comes to salaries.
His teammate De Ligt is second in the ranking, as the Dutch defender collects €8 million per year. Ronaldo (35 years old) earns almost 4 times than the second best paid.
In the third place we find to Inter stars: the Belgian striker Lukaku and the Danish midfielder Eriksen: both get an annual paycheck of €7.5 million. It’s the same amount that Roma striker Dzeko receives.
Millions and millions
Next in the ranking is Dybala (€7.3 million) and four players with an annual paycheck of €7 million: Rabiot (Juventus), Ramsey (Juventus), Sanchez (Inter) and Ibrahimovic (AC Milan).
Going to the second half of the table, it’s possible to conclude that most of the players in the ranking are from Juventus. In total, Vecchia Signora pays €246 million to its squad, making Ronaldo and his teammates the favorites to win the Serie A. Inter Milan spends €149 million with salaries while Napoli and Rome have expenses with wages of €112 million and €105 million per year.
Bonucci and Szczesny (Juventus) and Vidal (Inter) earn €6.5 million. Right after them are Alex Sandro (Juventus), Koulibali (best paid in Napoli) and Donnarumma (AC Milan), with an annual paycheck of €6 million.
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On the bottom of the list, six players with salaries of €5 million per year: Arthur, Chiesa, Cuadrado and Morata (Juventus) and Hakimi and Perisic (Inter).
Top 20 Best Paid Players Serie A 2020-2021
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – €31 million
2. Matthijs De Ligt (Juventus) – €8 million
3. Romelu Lukaku (Inter) – €7.5 million
3. Christian Eriksen (Inter) – €7.5 million
3. Edin Dzeko (Roma) – €7.5 million
6. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) – €7.3 million
7. Adrien Rabiot (Juventus) – €7 million
7. Aaron Ramsey (Juventus) – €7 million
7. Alexis Sanchez (Inter) – €7 million
7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan) – €7 million
11. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) – €6.5 million
11. Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus) – €6.5 million
11. Arturo Vidal (Inter) – €6.5 million
14. Alex Sandro (Juventus) – €6 million
14. Kalidou Koulibali (Napoli) – €6 million
14. Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan) – €6 million
17. Arthur (Juventus) – €5 million
17. Federico Chiesa (Juventus) – €5 million
17. Cuadrado (Juventus) – €5 million
17. Alvaro Morata (Juventus) – €5 million
17. Achraf Hakimi (Inter) – €5 million
17. Ivan Perisic (Inter) – €5 million