Mumbai: Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, earns a whopping 31 million Euros (INR 243 crore) per year. This makes him the highest-earning player in Serie A. Another outrageous fact is that Ronaldo’s salary of 31 million Euros is three times more than his Juventus teammate, Matthijs de Ligt’s salary of 8 million Euros (INR 62.9 crore), who stands at number two.
This means that Ronaldo earns 23 million Euros (INR 180 crore) more than Mathijs de Ligt. Ronaldo pockets a weekly wage of around 600 thousand Euros (INR 4.7 crore). Overall, the former Real Madrid forward earns 113 million Euros (INR 888 crore) - including salary, bonuses and advertising revenue.
Former Manchester United player, Romelu Lukaku, who plies his trade at Inter Milan now, comes in at number three in Serie A, earning 7.5 million Euros (INR 58.9 crore) per year. Apart from him, the top ten highest-earning players in Serie A are Juventus players.
The salaries were reported by the Gazzetta dello Sport and only take into account the net pay, which is after tax is deducted by the Italian authorities. The total amount of money spent on player salaries has risen up to 1.4 billion Euros this season compared to 1.13 billion Euros last season.