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Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014 – 2015

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Francesco Totti (Roma) earns almost three times less than the highest paid player at his club. And he is none other than Daniele de Rossi. Juventus star Paul Pogba is only his club’s 15th highest paid player. Though he is easily acclaimed one of the highly sought after players in World soccer.

Since its inaugural 1929-30 season, Serie A has been operating for over 80 years. In the 1990’s, Serie A was considered the best club football league in Europe as well as in the world. In the mid-2000 scenario changed quite a bit.

The top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A are made up entirely of stars from five clubs. These are the most famous clubs in Italy as well as in Europe Football.

  • AS Roma
  • Juventus
  • AC Milan
  • Napoli and
  • Fiorentina

Another point to be noticed in this top 10 list, only three of these highest paid footballers are of Italian origin.

Nemanja Vidic from the famous club Inter Milan just narrowly misses out the top 10 highest paid soccer player list in Serie A. he earns an estimated total wages €3.2m per year from Inter Milan. While there, Inter’s lowest paid player is Donker, who earns only €0.06m per year. Still, it’s not that less for a 19-year old footballer.

Previously named top level teams have taken Italian Serie A across Europe. They have been competing with other top teams over the years to produce the highest number of European Cup finalists. Again the very prestigious Ballon d’Or has been awarded to more players playing for Serie A clubs than any other football league in the world football.

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Being one of the most watched and highly anticipated leagues in the world of club football, Serie A have to accomplish sheer competition within the league. Most of the top clubs in Serie A have been paying their players high salaries to open gates for their successful careers. We can consider this wages competition as an offering for experience and greater footballing platform overall.

These highly paid football talents have been remunerated for their unbelievable skill and passion on the pitch.

Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A:

Without further ado, we are here listing up the top 10 highest paid footballers in Serie A for the 2014/2015 session. Hopefully the list makes for very interesting reading. Undoubtedly some stars here may seem under or overly paid. The top 10 highest paid soccer players are listed here according to the Italian daily La Gazzetta Dello Sport wages report:

10. Nigel de Jong

 

Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014, nigel de jong, ac milan midfielder, dutch
Nigel de Jong ; image credit en.wikipedia.org

Present club: AC Milan

Position: Midfielder

Earnings: €3.5 million per year

Nigel de Jongis a Dutch professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Serie A Club AC Milan and Netherland National Football team. As a youngster he joined the Ajax Youth Academy. It worked in his way through the ranks to make the first team at age 17. He made his international debut in 2004. Moreover, notably he achieved his World Cup runners-up medal in 2010.

Nigel De Jong moved on from Ajax in 2006. He joined Hamburg in search of first team football and then moved to Manchester City in January 2009. He became a very important part of City with an estimated £18 million transfer fees. Then he moved to Italian side Ac Milan in August 2012.

De Jong is considered as a great tireless grafter of his time. Probably he had been successfully garnering a reputation of being a combative and feisty player in his performances. “The Terrier” nicknamed player earns an estimated total wages of €3.5 million per year. And listed as the 10th of top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014/2015.

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9. Andrea Pirlo

Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014, Andrea Pirlo, italian midfielder, juventus star
Andrea Pirlo ; image credit en.wikipedia.org

 Present club: Juventus

Position: Midfielder

Earnings: €3.5 million per year

It has been always said, Andrea Pirlo is quite simply the best midfielder Italy has ever seen. Previously ever, no midfielders have been more important to his teams on the field.

In the year 2002, when he came into his own, he became the engine that made Milan go. Even after, it was his play and his leadership that turned a Juventus team that had finished seventh the year before his arrival into an unbeaten champion. Unfancied Italian team also won the 2006 World Cup and 2012 Euro Runners-up only depending on him. What happens without him, we can easily figure out from the 2010 World Cup finals.

Perhaps, Pirlo has it all, fantastic passing, incredible vision, pinpoint accuracy in delivering set pieces, the ability to drop a long ball on a dime and one of the best free kick strokes in the game.

Andrea Pirlo’s trophy case probably reflects the impact he’s had on his teams. With Champions League title twice, last year he was named Serie A Player of the Year and was the only man not playing in Spain to be named to the UEFA Team of the Year.

Achievement just adds to the pile of evidence that no Italian has ever matched Pirlo in the middle of the field. This all-time Italian great is now at no. 9th of the top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014. He has an estimated earnings of €3.5 million per year from Juventus.

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8. Philippe Mexes

Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014, Philippe Mexes , ac milan star, centre back
Philippe Mexes ; image credit en.wikipedia.org

 Present club: AC Milan

Position: Centre back

Earnings: €4 million per year

Philippe Mexes is a French International who plays as a Centre back for Ac Milan and also for the France National Team.

Mexes started his youth career at Auxerre at the age of 12. Then he was signed to a four-year contract by AS Roma in june 2004. As his previous club didn’t agrre to the transfer, Roma was found guilty. But it was solely the decision of the player. On 10 May 2011, AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani stated the completion of a transfer for Philippe Mexes.

Mexes played for the Under-18 and Under-21France National Teams. He was also awarded the membership of the senior team of UEFA Euro 2012 competition. The talented Centre back earns around €4 million per year from AC Milan. He is presently considered the 8th highest paid footballer in Serie A.

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7. Fernando Torres

Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014, Fernando Torres ,  spanish striker
Fernando Torres ; image credit www.flickr.com

 

Present club: AC Milan

Position: Striker

Earnings: €4 million per year

Fernando Torres is a Spanish professional soccer player who plays for Italian club AC Milan on loan from English club Chelsea and Spain National Team as a striker.

Fernando Torres started his career with Spanish Club Atletico Madrid. Primarily he joined their youth system and naturally progressed to the first team squad. Torres made his first team team debut in 2001. And finished the La Liga having scored 75 goals in 174 appearances.

Then he joined English Premier League Club Liverpool in 2007. That was a record transfer fee. Probably he was the second player for Anfield to score more than 20 league goals in a season after Robbie Fowler. Torres left the club in January 2011 to join Chelsea for a record British transfer fee of £50 million. He was certainly named the most expensive Spanish player in history. Finally he is taken to the Italian big fish AC Milan on loan. Now a time he is accepted as the 7th of the top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A with more than €4 million per year.

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6. Arturo Vidal

Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014, Arturo Vidal, juventus midfielder
Arturo Vidal ; image credit en.wikipedia.org

 Present club: Juventus

Position: Midfielder

Earnings: €4 million per year

Arturo Vidal Pardo is a Chilean International who plays as a midfielder for Italian Club Juventus and the Chile National Team. He must be the remarkable versatile player bof his age who played several different defensive and midfield roles in his early career. Eventually he found his position at Juventus as a box-to-box midfielder capable of assisting his teammates, both attack and defense.

He was nicknamed “The Warrior” for his hard-tackling and aggressive, tenacious style of play, by the Italian press. He is quite a complete midfielder, famous for his positioning, marking, anticipation and tackling. Vidal is also gifted with technique, stamina and pace.

Probably, due to his strength and physical characteristics, he is also very much effective in the air. And all these qualities have enabled him to become one of the highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014. His total wages are about €4 million per year from Juventus.

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5. Gianluigi Buffon

Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014 , Gianluigi Buffon , goalkeeper, juventus,italian captain
Gianluigi Buffon ; image credit it.wikipedia.org

 

Present club: Juventus

Position: Goalkeeper

Earnings: €4 million per year

One of the most prolific and talented goalkeepers of our time. May be for all time. Gianluigi Buffon captains and plays for the Italian national team as well as the Italian giants Juventus.

The 35-year-old Buffon is renowned for his outstanding shot-stopping techniques and great on-field capabilities to guide and motivate his teammates to success. Undoubtedly Buffon is the record appearance holder for the Italian national team. Buffon has received the highest number of “Goalkeeper of the Year” awards with a total of 9.

Perhaps he is the only goalkeeper to have won the “UEFA Club Footballer of the Year Award”. He is also named the “Goalkeeper of the 21st Century” by IFFHS. Buffon joined Juventus from Italian side Parma in 2001 for a €54.2 million transfer fee. His €4 million salary per year and contract will at least keep him till 2015 in Juventus. Now a time he is the 5th highest paid footballer in Italian League (Serie A).

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4. Mario Gomez

Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014, Mario Gomez , fiorentina star, German striker
Mario Gomez ; image credit commons.wikimedia.org

 

Present club: Fiorentina

Position: Striker

Earnings: €4.25 million per year

 Arsen Wenger described once

 “A great finisher who is often in the right place to finish off moves”

 Undoubtedly Mario Gomez had already proven his words correct during his successful spells at both Stuttgart and Bayern Munich.

The 28-year-old striker currently plays as a striker for both the German National Team and Serie A side Fiorentina. Gomez was awarded the “German Footballer of the Year” in 2007. He was also selected as the “Top Goal scorer in Bundesliga” in 2011.

Mario joined Fiorentina after four successful seasons with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in July 2013. For a transfer fee of around €20 million, Mario Gomez signed a four-year deal with Fiorentina. Presently Gomez is the 4th of the top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A for 2014/2015 session. He has an estimated total wages of €4.25 million per year.

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3. Carlos Tevez

Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014 , Carlos Tevez , juventus striker, argentine
Carlos Tevez ; image credit en.wikipedia.org

 Present club: Juventus

Position: Forward

Earnings: €4.5 million per year

Carlos Tevez is an Argentine indispensable player with a high level of energy and goal scoring rate. Tevez currently plays for Italian club Juventus and the Argentina National Team. He joined the Italian giants in June, 2013 on a three-year contract.

The 29-year-old had previously played for Boca Juniors, Corinthians, West Ham United, Manchester United and Manchester City. He won the “South American Footballer of the Year” award in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Again the “Player of the Year of Argentina” award in 2003 and 2004 was given to none other than Carlos Tevez.

The highly skillful and influential striker also won the Olympic Golden Boot in 2004 with Argentina and the Premier League Golden Boot in the 2010-11 season with Manchester City. Tevez has a yearly salary of €4.5 million from Juventus. And considered as the 3rd most paid footballer in Serie A.

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2. Gonzalo Higuain

Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014, Gonzalo Higuain , napoli striker, argentine international
Gonzalo Higuain ; image credit zh.wikipedia.org

 

Present club: Napoli

Position: Striker

Earnings: €5.5 million per year

Gonzalo Higuain is an Argentine International who plays both in Italian side Napoli and Argentina National Team as a striker. He is renowned for his great striking ability and his speed in the last third of the pitch.

Higuain started his professional footballing career in River Plate. And then he had signed with Real Madrid for a transfer fee of €10 million. During his seven-season spell at Madrid, Higuain scored 107 goals in 190 appearances. There were also notable 39 assists which made him unparalleled.

In July 2013, Higuain joined the Italian giants for a record transfer fee of £34.5 million. The five year contract will keep him in Italy till 2018. The 25-year old is given a yearly wages of about €5.5 million, which in turn makes him the 2nd of the top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A.

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1. Daniele de Rossi

Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014 , daniele de rossi, italian superstar, midfielder, roma star
Daniele de Rossi ; image credit it.wikipedia.org

 

Present club: AS Roma

Position: Midfielder

Earnings: €6.5 million per year

Soccer world unarguably recognizes Daniele De Rossi as “complete midfielder”. It is because of his exceptional tackling, passing, strength and shooting capabilities. De Rossi is an Italian International who also plays for the Italian club AS Roma.

The 30-year old is nicknamed “Capitan Futuro”. Being Roma’s vice-captain, he is predicted by many to be the probable heir to Francesco Totti’s captain armband. Probably De Rossi is another versatile plyer of his age. He had played both defense and attack during his footballing career.

De Rossi had won “Serie A Young Footballer of the Year” award in 2006 and the “Italian Footballer of the Year” award in 2009. He had signed a 5-year contract with Roma in February, 2012. Undoubtedly he is the highest paid soccer player in Serie A with a yearly wages of about €6.5 million. It is more often said in Italian League football that no one earns more than AS Roma’s Daniele De Rossi.

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