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10.09.2019 Football News

Cristiano Ronaldo Is Serie A’s Highest Earner On 31m Euros Year

By Football Italia
Cristiano Ronaldo Is Serie A’s Highest Earner On 31m Euros Year
SEP 10, 2019 FOOTBALL NEWS

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is Serie A’s runaway highest earner on €31m a season, with Matthijs de Ligt and Romelu Lukaku already second and third.

An investigation by Gazzetta dello Sport discovered Serie A was spending €1.36bn on gross salaries – the most in the League’s history.

That is chiefly down to Ronaldo’s extravagant income of almost €600,000 a week and Juve’s wage bill of €294m – more than double that of nearest challengers Inter (€139m).

Over half of the top 20 play for Juve, with De Ligt coming in second on €8m plus €4m in bonuses, just two months after his arrival from Ajax.

In third is Lukaku, whom Inter are paying €7.5m a season plus €1.5m in bonuses.

Further down, Kalidou Koulibaly is Napoli’s highest earner on €6m a season, as are Gianluigi Donnarumma for Milan (€6m) and Edin Dzeko for Roma (€5m + €1m).

As for the best of the rest, Franck Ribery earns €4m at Fiorentina – €2.3m more than Federico Chiesa.

Radja Nainggolan is on €3m back at Cagliari, Lazio trio Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Ciro Immobile and Lucas Leiva all pocket €2.5m and Mario Balotelli is taking €1.5m plus €3m in bonuses from Brescia.

Finally, despite their historic qualification for the Champions League, Atalanta have only the 13th-highest wage bill in Serie A.

Serie A wage-bill ranking
1. Juventus (€294m)*
2. Inter (€139m)
3. Roma (€125m)
4. Milan (€115m)
5. Napoli (€103m)
6. Lazio (€72m)
7. Torino (€54m)
8. Fiorentina (€50m)
9. Cagliari (€44m)
10. Bologna (€41m)
11. Genoa (€40m)
12. Sampdoria (€36m)
13. Atalanta (€36m)
14. Sassuolo (€35m)
15. Lecce (€32m)
16. Parma (€31m)
17. SPAL (€30m)
18. Udinese (€30m)
19. Brescia (€28m)
20. Verona (€25m)
* denotes gross wage bill
Top 20 highest earners in Serie A
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, €31m)*
2. Matthijs De Ligt (Juventus, €8m + €4m)

3. Romelu Lukaku (Inter, €7.5 + €1.5m)
4. Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus, €7.5m)
5. Paulo Dybala (Juventus, €7.3m)
6. Adrien Rabiot (Juventus, €7m + €2m)
7. Aaron Ramsey (Juventus, €7m)
8. Miralem Pjanic (Juventus, €6.5m)
9. Douglas Costa [Juventus, €6m)
10. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus, €6m)
11. Sami Khedira (Juventus, €6m)
12. Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan, €6m)
13. Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, €6m)
14. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus, €5.5m)
15. Edin Dzeko (Roma, €5m + €1m)
16. Diego Godin (Inter, €5 + €1m)
17. Alex Sandro (Juventus, €5m)
18. Emre Can (Juventus, €5m)
19. Alexis Sanchez (Inter, €5m)
20. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli, € 4.6m)
* denotes net salary

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