Milan 2020/2021: Players salary chart

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Gianluigi Donnarumma before Milan-Spezia at Stadio San Siro on October 4, 2020. (Fabrizio Carabelli)

Milan are said to be paying €90 million on salaries this season, which makes them the club that spends the most after Juventus, Inter, Roma and Napoli. Zlatan Ibrahimović, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Alessio Romagnoli are paid the highest.

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 Saturday and Milan are in 5th place in terms of spending money on salaries with €90m – before taxes – to be earned by players in this term. This represents a decrease from last year’s €115m.

The highest paid Milan player is 39-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimović, who extended his deal with the Diavolo for one more season after transforming the squad following his arrival in January. Zlatan makes €7 million net for this season, according to this morning’s La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Gianluigi Donnarumma is the second best-paid player, with a net salary of €6m. However his salary may soon change as the Rossoneri are in talks with agent Mino Raiola over the extension of the player’s contract. After Donnarumma, come Captain Alessio Romagnoli and Ante Rebić, who became a Milan player on a permanent basis this summer, with net salaries of €3.5m.

From the new signings, Sandro Tonali makes the most money with a salary of €2 million, while Ciprian Tătăruşanu makes €1.2m. Diogo Dalot and Jens Petter Hauge make €1 million, Pierre Kalulu is on €600k for the season – making even more than Brahim Díaz, who is at Milan on loan from Real Madrid and will get €500k for his efforts in Red & Black. The least-paid players in the squad of Stefano Pioli are 18-year-olds Lorenzo Colombo and Daniel Maldini.

Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Ante Rebić celebrating during Milan-Bologna at Stadio San Siro on September 21, 2020. (Spada LaPresse)

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
Zlatan IbrahimovićSwedishForward397,000,0002021
Gianluigi DonnarummaItalianGoalkeeper216,000,0002021
Ante RebićCroatianForward273,500,0002025
Alessio RomagnoliItalianDefender253,500,0002022
Hakan ÇalhanoğluTurkishMidfielder262,500,0002021
Franck KessiéIvorianMidfielder232,500,002022
Davide CalabriaItalianDefender232,000,0002022
Andrea ContiItalianDefender262,000,0002022
Mateo MusacchioArgentineDefender302,000,0002021
Sandro TonaliItalianMidfielder202,000,0002021
Ismaël BennacerAlgerianMidfielder221,500,0002024
Samu CastillejoSpanishForward251,500,0002023
Theo HernándezFrenchDefender231,500,0002024
Rafael LeãoPortugueseForward211,400,0002024
Simon KjærDanishDefender311,200,0002022
Ciprian TătăruşanuRomanianGoalkeeper341,200,0002023
Rade KrunićBosnianMidfielder271,100,0002024
Diogo DalotPortugueseDefender211,000,0002021
Antonio DonnarummaItalianGoalkeeper301,000,0002021
Léo DuarteBrazilianDefender241,000,0002024
Jens Petter HaugeNorwegianForward201,000,0002025
Alexis SaelemaekersBelgianForward211,000,0002024
Matteo GabbiaItalianDefender20600,0002024
Pierre KaluluFrenchDefender20600,0002025
Brahim DíazSpanishForward21500,0002025
Lorenzo ColomboItalianForward18300,0002024
Daniel MaldiniItalianForward18300,0002024

€1288m will be paid in wages this season in Serie A, which is lower than last year, which was the highest of the past 10 years (€1360m). Juventus is the club in Italy that pays the most: €236 million. They’re followed by Inter (€149 million), Roma (€112m), Napoli (€105m) and then Milan (€115m).

The best-paid Serie A XI, according to La Gazzetta, is: Wojciech Szczęsny (€6.5m, Juve), Matthijs de Ligt (€8m, Juve), Leonardo Bonucci (€6.5m, Juve), Kalidou Koulibaly (€6m, Napoli); Alexis Sánchez (€7m, Inter), Aaron Ramsey (€7m, Juve), Adrien Rabiot (€7m, Juve), Christian Eriksen (7.5m, Inter); Paulo Dybala (€7.3m, Juve), Romelu Lukaku (€7.5m, Inter), Cristiano Ronaldo (€31m, Juve).

As far as coaches go, Antonio Conte makes by far the most money from all the Serie A bosses with a salary of €12 million. In second place there’s Paulo Fonseca of Roma (€2.5 million), followed by Gian Piero Gasperini (€2.2m). Milan’s Stefano Pioli makes €2 million yearly.

Stefano Pioli before Milan-Spezia at Stadio San Siro on October 4, 2020. (Fabrizio Carabelli)

The full list of wage bills in Serie A, according to the data of the 10th of October 2020 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 total club 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 (€)
Juventus236,000,000Cristiano Ronaldo31,000,000Andrea Pirlo1,800,000
Inter149,000,000Romelu Lukaku7,500,000Antonio Conte12,000,000
Roma112,000,000Edin Džeko7,500,000Paulo Fonseca2,500,000
Napoli105,000,000Kalidou Koulibaly6,000,000Gennaro Gattuso1,500,000
Milan90,000,000Zlatan Ibrahimović7,000,000Stefano Pioli2,000,000
Lazio83,000,000Ciro Immobile4,000,000Simone Inzaghi2,000,000
Fiorentina55,000,000Franck Ribéry4,000,000Giuseppe Iachini900,000
Torino51,000,000Andrea Belotti2,000,000Marco Giampaolo1,500,000
Cagliari46,000,000Diego Godin3,000,000Eusebio Di Francesco1,500,000
Bologna43,000,000Nicola Sansone1,600,000Siniša Mihajlović2,000,000
Atalanta42,600,000Papu Gómez2,000,000Gian Piero Gasperini2,200,000
Genoa41,000,000Milan Badelj1,400,000Rolando Maran850,000
Sassuolo35,000,000Domenico Berardi1,500,000Roberto De Zerbi1,100,000
Parma34,000,000Roberto Inglese1,400,000Fabio Liverani500,000
Samdproia34,000,000Antonio Candreva1,300,000Claudio Ranieri1,800,000
Benevento32,000,000Kamil Glik2,500,000Filippo Inzaghi1,000,000
Udinese31,000,000Rodrigo de Paul1,000,000Luca Gotti600,000
Hellas Verona24,000,000Nikola Kalinić1,500,000Ivan Jurić1,000,000
Crotone23,000,000Lisandro Magallán750,000Giovanni Stroppa600,000
Spezia22,000,000Diego Farias1,000,000Vincenzo Italiano500,000
The salaries of all the players in Serie A 2020/21 – click to enlarge
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Milan10
Milan10
17 days ago

wow, brahim diaz looks like an extremely lucrative bargain. permanent his ass asap please maldini.
also, as expected, both donna’s and hakakan kakanoglu’s are acting out demanding high figures for their clients. not their fault, they’re just doing their job but whats with milan and their stupid way of handling players contract extension situation way too close to its expiration date? donna in 2016, ibra, and now these 2 key players. next time try to close the deal way sooner, far from the expiration date so milan will have more bargaining power, starting with kessie and ben.

Last edited 17 days ago by Milan10
Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
17 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

I agree we have been completely arrogant in the approach of renewing contracts maybe not so much in hakans case as with donnarummas because his quality has been extreme in the last year but before that it could have been in the cards that he could have left the club. Donnarumma though should have had his contract renewed minimum a year ago.

Milan10
Milan10
17 days ago

correctamundo mate. donna contract should’ve been extended 1-2 yrs ago at least. as for hakan, he literally begged milan to let him stay just a year ago when he was still struggling playing as lw. milan should’ve extended right then and there. im very much against 2,5m salary cap nazidis is trying to impose but there should be a clear ceiling, say 4-5m. 8m salary with 30m release clause is total joke. like i said: high salary AND low release clause, thats double wrong. i hope milan wont have this nonsense again during ben’s and kessie’s contract negotiations in near… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
17 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Yeah i get that it woulkd have cost us far less if we had renewed back then but at that point propably over 50% of all milan fans would have wanted that was shipped out. Now though he has been playing like a star and i can even look through that i dont like him as long as he perfoms that is. Yeah raiola is a freaking clown and regardless of how bad it is to wish someone ill fortune i gotta say i’ll look forward to the day he is out of the sport one way or the other.… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
12 days ago

I completely agree. And these players are so money hungry that they sign with him knowing they will get better pay! These players wouldn’t last a year if they made the salaries of sone of us lol be great full your making millions as a 20 yr old

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
17 days ago

Daniel Maldini Italian Forward 18 300,000 2024

Not to be a complete moron to anyone on this blog but please do remember this part above the next time people want to postulate that daniel maldini earns 1.7 mil a year

O’Gabbs’
17 days ago

Exactly what I wanted to say.

Milan10
Milan10
17 days ago

“Not to be a complete moron to anyone on this blog” u could’ve just written “TONITE ON MARTIN SAID” mate *wink

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
17 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Hahahaha i wasnt really hinting at you to be fair but now you say it you do sometimes behave like one 😛 just quit calling our right wing saladmaker and our coach john malkovic then im generally fine with your comments 😀

JAYCEE DAH JAHSREAL
JAYCEE DAH JAHSREAL
17 days ago

Just look at ATALANTA… Low budget but improved play on the pitch

TheTruthSeeker
TheTruthSeeker
17 days ago

We are not atalanta we don’t need to follow them we should have much higher wage then atalanta.