Browse all

The salaries of the Serie A teams

Juventus dominates the ranking of the highest paid players in the Italian league

The salaries of the Serie A teams  Juventus dominates the ranking of the highest paid players in the Italian league

The transfer market and the increased appeal of the Serie A this summer have brought new champions to Italy, which raise the level and, as a consequence, also the top engages upstream. The salaries partly leveled with those of the other European championships are an additional incentive to accept the proposals of the Italian clubs and so the 2019/2020 season the Serie A companies will have to pay 1360 million euros overall. This is a record for our league that sees Juventus as the team with the biggest expenses (294 mln), more than double those of Inter Milan in second place (139). On the lowest step of the podium, Roma, who among the top 35 highest-paid players in the league has only Dzeko (5mln per year) and Pastore (4). SSC Napoli for the first time in the De Laurentiis era exceeds the total 100 million wall (103) less than those of the Milanese clubs.

As reported also by the Gazzetta dello Sport, a surprise is instead that of Atalanta, which will play the Champions League with the 12th top of the Serie A. The 36 million who will receive Zapata and teammates are lower than to the total salaries of teams like Genoa, Cagliari, Bologna and Fiorentina. The team with the lowest payroll is Verona with 25 million.

club Total (in millions/€) Highest paid player
Juventus 294  Ronaldo (31 millions)
Inter 139 Lukaku (7,5 millions)
Roma 125 Dzeko (5 millions)
Milan 115 Donnarumma (6 millions)
Napoli 103 Koulibaly (6 millions)
Lazio 72 Milinkovic-Savic (2,5 millions)
Torino 54 Belotti (1,7 millions)
Fiorentina 50 Ribery (4 millions)
Cagliari 44 Nainggolan (3 millions)
Bologna 41 Destro (2 millions)
Genoa 40 Schone (1,5 millions)
Sampdoria 36 Quagliarella (1,2 millions)
Atalanta 36 Zapata (1,8 millions)
Sassuolo 35 Berardi (1 million)
Lecce 32 Babacar (1 million)
Parma  31 Darmian (1,5 millions)
SPAL 30 Petagna (1,2 millions)
Udinese 30 De Paul (800 000)
Brescia 28 Balotelli (1,5 millions)
Verona 25 Pazzini (1,3 millions)

The ranking shows an evident imbalance not only between the clubs but also among the players. Cristiano Ronaldo's 31 million net is almost four times the 8 earned by his teammate de Ligt.

The power of Juventus is also demonstrated through these data and a ranking that sees 10 Juventus players in the first 11 positions, with only Romelu Lukaku occupying fourth place with 7.5 million more bonuses a year, the same as Pipita Higuain, in third place.

Player Club Net salary
(in millions €)
Gross salary
(in millions €)
Ronaldo Juventus 31,0 54,3
de Ligt Juventus 8,0 12,2
Higuain Juventus 7,5 13,1
Lukaku Inter Milan 7,5 11,4
Dybala Juventus 7,3 12,8
Ramsey Juventus 7,0 10,6
Rabiot Juventus 7,0 10,6
Pjanic Juventus 6,5 11,4
Douglas Costa Juventus 6,0 10,5
Mandzukic Juventus 6,0 10,5
Khedira Juventus 6,0 10,5
G. Donnarumma Milan 6,0 10,5
Koulibaly Napoli 6,0 10,5
Bonucci Juventus 5,5 9,6
Alex Sandro Juventus 5,0 8,8
Emre Can Juventus 5,0 8,8
Godin Inter Milan 5,0 7,6
Sanchez Inter Milan 5,0 8,8
Dzeko Roma 5,0 8,8
Insigne Napoli 4,6 8,1
Pastore Roma 4,5 7,9
Lozano Napoli 4,5 6,8
Danilo Juventus 4,0 6,1
Bernardeschi Juventus 4,0 7,0
Mertens Napoli 4,0 7,0
Manolas Napoli 4,0 7,0
Ribery Fiorentina 4,0 6,1
de Vrij Inter Milan 3,8 6,7
Chiellini Juventus 3,5 6,1
Matuidi Juventus 3,5 6,1
Cuadrado Juventus 3,5 6,1
Szczesny Juventus 3,5 6,1
Rugani Juventus 3,5 6,1
Brozovic Inter Milan 3,5 6,1
Romagnoli Milan 3,5 6,1
Biglia Milan 3,5 6,1