Milan are said to be paying €140 million on salaries this season, which makes them the club that spends the most after Juventus. Gonzalo Higuain and Gigio Donnarumma are the best-paid players.
It’s the time of the year again when La Gazzetta dello Sport publishes the salaries of every single Serie A player.
The club-by-club & player-by-player yearly wages charts were posted on the pink-newspaper this Tuesday and Milan are in 2nd place in terms of spending money on salaries with €140m – before taxes – to be earned by players in this term. This represents an increase from last year’s €117m.
The highest paid Milan player is Gonzalo Higuain with a salary of €9.5m per season. He is the second best-paid player in the entire league, but is very far behind Cristiano Ronaldo, who is getting €31 million per season net from Juventus after making the move from Real Madrid.
Gianluigi Donnarumma, for the second year in a row, is the second best-paid player with €6m. Milan signed 8 new players and while Higuain is the getting the highest salary from this bunch, Tiémoué Bakayoko is the second best-paid new signing with €3.5m set to go into his pockets this year. The least-paid new players are Alen Halilović and Samu Castillejo, who will be making ‘just’ €1.5m.
Alessio Romagnoli and Suso received new contracts last season and they are now both making €3.5m according to the data of La Gazzetta dello Sport. This represents a €1.5m bump for the Rossoneri captain and a €2.5m increase for the Spaniard winger. Patrick Cutrone is making €1.1m.
You can find all the salaries of every Milan player in the table below (the data is from today’s GdS):
|Player Name||Nationality||Position||Age||Yearly wages (€)||Contract running until|
€1129m will be paid in wages this season in Serie A, which is the highest number in the last 10 years (an important rise from €955m last year). Juventus is the club in Italy that pays the most: €219m. They’re followed by Milan (€140m) and Inter (€116m). Roma are in fourth place with 100m.
The Diavolo have two representatives in Gazzetta’s best-paid XI in Serie A: Gigio and El Pipita. The full XI is: Donnarumma (€6m, Milan); Cancelo (€3m, Juventus), Bonucci (€5.5m, Juventus), Chiellini (€4m, Juventus), Asamoah (€3m, Inter); Emre Can (€5m, Juventus), Pjanić (€6.5m, Juventus); Douglas Costa (€6m, Juventus), Paulo Dybala (€7m, Juventus), Ronaldo (€31m, Juve); Higuain (€9.5m, Milan).
The best-paid coach in the league is Massimiliano Allegri, who is on €7.5m net per season. He is followed by Carlo Ancelotti of Napoli (€6.5m) and Luciano Spalletti of Inter (€4.5m). The coaches who will be making the least are Julio Velázquez of Udinese and Lorenzo D’Anna of Chievo (€0.35m). Gennaro Gattuso meanwhile will be making €2m for his efforts on the Milan bench in this campaign.
The full list of wage bills in Serie A, according to the data of the 4th of September 2018 La Gazzetta dello Sport, and the salary of every player in the Italian league, can be found below.
It is important to note that the wage bill reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport and here are gross numbers while players’ salaries are net numbers, meaning after taxes.
|Team Name||Overall Bill (€)||Highest Paid Player||Salary (€)||Coach||Salary (€)|
|Juventus||219,000,000||Cristiano Ronaldo||31,000,000||Massimiliano Allegri||7,500,000|
|Milan||140,000,000||Gonzalo Higuain||9,500,000||Gennaro Gattuso||2,000,000|
|Inter||116,000,000||Mauro Icardi||4,500,000||Luciano Spalletti||4,500,000|
|Roma||100,000,000||Edin Džeko||4,500,000||Eusebio Di Francesco||3,000,000|
|Napoli||94,000,000||Lorenzo Insigne||4,600,000||Carlo Ancelotti||6,500,000|
|Lazio||66,000,000||Ciro Immobile||2,300,000||Simone Inzaghi||1,300,000|
|Torino||43,000,000||Andrea Belotti||1,800,000||Walter Mazzarri||2,000,000|
|Fiorentina||37,000,000||Federico Chiesa||1,700,000||Stefano Pioli||1,100,000|
|Sampdoria||36,000,000||Dennis Praet||1,400,000||Marco Giampaolo||1,100,000|
|Bologna||34,000,000||Mattia Destro||2,000,000||Filippo Inzaghi||600,000|
|Sassuolo||30,000,000||Domenico Berardi||1,000,000||Roberto De Zerbi||1,000,000|
|Cagliari||29,000,000||Leonardo Pavoletti||1,200,000||Rolando Maran||800,000|
|Genoa||29,000,000||Gianluca Lapadula||1,500,000||Davide Ballardini||700,000|
|Atalanta||27,000,000||Papu Gómez||1,600,000||Gian Piero Gasperini||1,400,000|
|Udinese||26,000,000||Rolando Mandragora||1,200,000||Julio Velázquez||350,000|
|Parma||23,000,000||Roberto Inglese||1,200,000||Roberto D'Aversa||450,000|
|Frosinone||22,000,000||Joel Campbell||800,000||Moreno Longo||400,000|
|Chievo||21,000,000||Filip Đorđević||700,000||Lorenzo D'Anna||350,000|
|SPAL||21,000,000||Andrea Petagna||1,200,000||Leonardo Semplici||400,000|
|Empoli||16,000,000||Luca Antonelli||600,000||Aurelio Andreazzoli||400,000|
Leo Messi (€46m, Barca) is the best paid player in the world, followed by Neymar (€36m, PSG), Ronaldo (€31m, Juve), Alexis Sanchez (€25m, Man United) and Antoine Griezmann (€23m, Atletico Madrid). Pep Guardiola is the best-paid coach in football with €20m as salary (Man City), Jose Mourinho is second (€17m, Man United), Ernesto Valverde (€15m, Barca) is third, Jürgen Klopp (12m, Liverpool) is fourth and Fabio Cannavaro (€12m, Guangzhou Evergrande) is fifth.