Milan 2018/2019: Players salary chart

Gonzalo Higuain celebrating during Milan-Roma at Stadio San Siro on August 31, 2018. (MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Gonzalo Higuain celebrating during Milan-Roma at Stadio San Siro on August 31, 2018. (MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Gianluigi Donnarumma at the end of Milan-Roma at Stadio San Siro on August 31, 2018. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
Gianluigi Donnarumma at the end of Milan-Roma at Stadio San Siro on August 31, 2018. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

You can find all the salaries of every Milan player in the table below (the data is from today’s GdS):

Player NameNationalityPositionAgeYearly wages (€)Contract running until
Gonzalo HiguainArgentineForward309,500,0002019
Gianluigi DonnarummaItalianGoalkeeper196,000,0002021
Tiémoué BakayokoFrenchMidfielder243,500,0002019
Lucas BigliaArgentineMidfielder323,500.0002021
Alessio RomagnoliItalianDefender233,500.0002022
Pepe ReinaSpanishGoalkeeper363,000,0002021
Fabio BoriniItalianForward272,500,0002021
Hakan ÇalhanoğluTurkishForward242,500,0002021
Riccardo MontolivoItalianMidfielder332,500,0002019
Ignazio AbateItalianDefender312,300,0002019
Mattia CaldaraItalianDefender242,200,0002023
Franck KessiéIvorianMidfielder212,200,0002022
Ricardo RodriguezSwissDefender262,100,0002021
Andrea BertolacciItalianMidfielder272,000,0002019
Giacomo BonaventuraItalianMidfielder292,000,0002020
Andrea ContiItalianDefender242,000,0002022
Mateo MusacchioArgentineDefender282,000,0002021
Ivan StrinićCroatianDefender312,000,0002021
Diego LaxaltUruguayanDefender251,700,0002022
Cristian ZapataColombianDefender311,700,0002019
Samu CastillejoSpanishForward231,500,0002023
Alen HalilovićCroatianMidfielder221,500,0002021
Josè MauriArgentine-ItalianMidfielder221,400,0002019
Davide CalabriaItalianDefender211,100,0002022
Patrick CutroneItalianForward201,100,0002023
Antonio DonnarummaItalianGoalkeeper281,100,0002021
Stefan SimićCzechDefender23300,0002020
Alessandro PlizzariItalianGoalkeeper18200,0002020

€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.

Gennaro Gattuso during Milan-Roma at Stadio San Siro on August 31, 2018. (MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images
Gennaro Gattuso during Milan-Roma at Stadio San Siro on August 31, 2018. (MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images

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 NameOverall Bill (€)Highest Paid PlayerSalary (€)CoachSalary (€)
Juventus219,000,000Cristiano Ronaldo31,000,000Massimiliano Allegri7,500,000
Milan140,000,000Gonzalo Higuain9,500,000Gennaro Gattuso2,000,000
Inter116,000,000Mauro Icardi4,500,000Luciano Spalletti4,500,000
Roma100,000,000Edin Džeko4,500,000Eusebio Di Francesco3,000,000
Napoli94,000,000Lorenzo Insigne4,600,000Carlo Ancelotti6,500,000
Lazio66,000,000Ciro Immobile2,300,000Simone Inzaghi1,300,000
Torino43,000,000Andrea Belotti1,800,000Walter Mazzarri2,000,000
Fiorentina37,000,000Federico Chiesa1,700,000Stefano Pioli1,100,000
Sampdoria36,000,000Dennis Praet1,400,000Marco Giampaolo1,100,000
Bologna34,000,000Mattia Destro2,000,000Filippo Inzaghi600,000
Sassuolo30,000,000Domenico Berardi1,000,000Roberto De Zerbi1,000,000
Cagliari29,000,000Leonardo Pavoletti1,200,000Rolando Maran800,000
Genoa29,000,000Gianluca Lapadula1,500,000Davide Ballardini700,000
Atalanta27,000,000Papu Gómez1,600,000Gian Piero Gasperini1,400,000
Udinese26,000,000Rolando Mandragora1,200,000Julio Velázquez350,000
Parma23,000,000Roberto Inglese1,200,000Roberto D'Aversa450,000
Frosinone22,000,000Joel Campbell800,000Moreno Longo400,000
Chievo21,000,000Filip Đorđević700,000Lorenzo D'Anna350,000
SPAL21,000,000Andrea Petagna1,200,000Leonardo Semplici400,000
Empoli16,000,000Luca Antonelli600,000Aurelio Andreazzoli400,000

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.

The salaries of all the players in Serie A 2018-2019 – click to enlarge
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Fabio Borini at 2.5 million euros. Shit, he’s living the dream.


to be fair, they are all living the dream


Better return than the ridiculous outlay fire Neymar


What about the leech?


The running out contracts are Mkntolivo, Abate, J. Mauri, Berolacci and Zapata. Those 5 earn 10 million in their last year.

Anyway i cant see the teason spending 2,5 on Borini, and Biglia, Halilovic and Reina are overpaid too. The rest seems to be ok.


The past owners just threw money around foolishly. Just see how shrewd Leo & Maldini have been with wages of players they brought in. Bakayoko coming from Chelsea had a high salary.

Imagine Borini has higher wages than Bonaventura! 36yr old Reina has a higher wage than Laxalt! Even 31yr old Strinic is higher than Castilejo! You can say Reina is a champion but at 36 – considering that he is not Buffon – his wages should have been more than 2,500 at the most.

Adeb Jogzie

So sad the performers are being under paid and the underperformers are being over paid.
Montolivo, Bertolacci and Abate. When last did these guys kick a ball.

Cutrone and bonaventura are being under paid. Some players are definitely leaving by summer of next year (their replacement will be found) – Montolivo, Mauri, Bertolacci, Zapata, *Bakayoko

We need quality replacement.


Abate can be useful as a back up. The other two… well… let’s just let them cover up during the coppa games or during the weak rounds of the Europa league.


we have bellanova . Abate can go.


Jay Z once said… it’s better to be under-rated than overpaid…
I am surprised that Montolivo managed to stay one more season, and Bertolacci as well… selling off Bertolacci will give us room to buy a more solid midfielder.


I wouldn’t mind being over-paid though, just saying:)


I agree some players are overpaid and others underpaid. Having said that, this is actually not too bad compared to the RIDICULOUS salaries lots of average/ok players earn in the PL earn yearly. Delph £4,000,000 , Ashely Young £6,240,000, Victor Lindelof £6,240,000, Marcos Rojo £5,720,000, Fellain £4,160,000. Note these are POUNDS not EUROS (POUNDS>EURO) To put things into further perspective, some Juventus players salaries : Douglas Costa €6m, Pjanic €6.5m, Dybala €7m, Mandzukic €4m, Chiellini €4m, Alex Sandro €2.8m.


Montolivo, Bertolacci, Mauri, Halilović out. Hope Leonardo can convince Rabiot but he’ll probably demand a wage of all four players mentioned above combined. Anyway Milan desperately need another regista profile latest in January


Watched the second half of Italy – Poland… man, I really don’t miss Bonuccis passing :’)