Today La Gazzetta dello Sport published a list of the biggest moneymakers in the Italian Series A. I’m cutting this list to the Top 5 money makers.
Nr 5: Francesco Totti from AS Roma
His yearly wage is around 5,5 million euros and to most of the fans he’s worth every penny because he can be genius at some times. For some kind of reason he knows where he has to be on the pitch in the crucial moments.
Nr 4: Gianluigi Buffon from Juventus
What can we say about Buffon other then he’s one of the best goalkeepers in the world for the last decade or so. He continuously plays at an extraordinary level without making too much mistakes. It must be a joy for the defenders of the Juventus squad if you know that your goalkeeper is Gianluigi Buffon. Without a doubt he’s worth the 5,5 million euros a year. Maybe next year Buffon will be rising in the biggest moneymaker list, not in Italy, but in the world’s list. Manchester City supposed to make a bid of 75 million euros for him and are looking forward to get him in their team.
Nr 3: Ronaldinho from AC Milan
It’s no surprise that Ronaldinho is appearing in this list, the only surprise I found was that he’s only ranked third with 6,5 million euros. This is Ronaldinho’s first year, in the Italian competition but he won’t have any problems adjusting to the Italian play style. I only hope he can get back his form like 2 years back at Barcelona, what a season will AC Milan have then?
Nr 2: Kaka from AC Milan
2nd player from AC Milan in the Top 5 is Kaka with 9 million euros. After long speculations on moving to Spain (Real Madrid or Barcelona), Kaka extended his contract with Milan until 2013. The World Soccer player of the year 2007 is starting his 6th season at AC Milan and his very keen on winning more trophies. The signing of fellow countryman Ronaldinho made sure that AC Milan has two of the best playmakers in the world and that in one team!
Nr 1: Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Inter Milan
Number one in the list is Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic with 11 million euros. Ibrahimovic who came to Inter 2 years back after Juventus was banned to the Serie B, is known for his excellent technical skills and decision making plays. You’ll never know what he’s going to do with the ball unless you’re too late. So far he won 2 Dutch titles and one Cup with Ajax, 1 Serie A championship with Juventus, 2 Serie A Championships and 2 Super Cup’s with Inter.
Knowing his ability on the field and the other players from Inter, hopefully for him he can win a big prize in Europe this season.
In total the Italian teams are paying 768 million Euro this season on player wages. That’s 102 million more than last season. Both the teams from Milan (Inter and AC) are paying the most to their players, in total 120 million Euro each.
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