Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Richest Football Players in Italy in 2016 and 2017. Football is a very popular game in Italy and there are about 3.5 billion football fans around the world and people see football players as style icons. There are about 250 million associations of the football players in the entire world. In Italy, football is not only a game but it is a religion. Italy’s national football team is regarded as one of the finest football teams in the whole world.
The wealthiest football players of the world are in Europe, Italy, Spain, Germany, England and France. The football players are the best-paid players and earn more than sports persons of other sports .These players work well and are paid lots of money but they actually earn more from their endorsements and advertisements.
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- (10) Giorgio Chiellini – (Net Worth – $15 Million)
- (9) Roberto Baggio – (Net Worth – $15 Million)
- (8) Alessandro Piero– (Net Worth – $25 Million)
- (7) Daniele De Rossi – (Net Worth – $25 Million)
- (6) Paolo Cesare Maldini – (Net Worth – $ 25 Million)
- (5) Andrea Pirlo – (Net Worth – $ 30 million)
- (4) Mario Barwuah Balotelli – (Net Worth – $40 million)
- (3) Fabio Cannavaro – (Net Worth – $ 45 Million)
- (2) Francesco Totti – (Net worth – $67 Million)
- (1) Gianluigi Buffon – (Net Worth – $72 Million)
Here are the top 10 richest football players in Italy in 2016 and 2017-
(10) Giorgio Chiellini – (Net Worth – $15 Million)
Giorgio Chiellini is an Italian football player. He is currently playing for Italian national team and Serie A club Juventus . He started his profession as a left-back, but later on he made he was regarded as an aggressive and hard working centre back in the 3 or 4 man defense.
Walter Mazzarri has made a powerful statement on him that as the force of nature, he is a universal football player that any coach or trainer would like to have in his team. He is well known for his leadership qualities as a captain after Gianluigi Buffon.
(9) Roberto Baggio – (Net Worth – $15 Million)
Roberto Baggio is a retired Italian football player. He generally played as an attacking midfielder and as a second forward. He has played for lots of teams including Milan, Juventus, Brescia, Bologna, and Internazionale.
He is regarded as one best players of FIFA. He also made it to the FIFA’s World Cup Dream Team. He has been titled as FIFA’s player of the year in the 1993. He was the former President in Italian Football Federation of the technical sector.
(8) Alessandro Piero– (Net Worth – $25 Million)
Alessandro Del Piero is an Italian football player who is currently playing for Delhi Dynamos FC. He is playing as a deep-lying forward.
He earlier played for Sydney FC as he had signed a two year deal. Later on, he moved to Delhi Dynamos FC. Besides football, he very much fond of recording his own albums and he is also involved himself a lot in charity.
(7) Daniele De Rossi – (Net Worth – $25 Million)
Daniele De Rossi was born in Rome on 24 July 1983. He plays for A.S Roma and Italy’s national football team. He is well known as a defensive midfielder. Rossi became part of Youth Strategy of Roma from Ostia Mare in 1997 and he played in 2000 as a striker.
The highest-paid football player was Francesco Totti in Rome and he was paid 8.9 million in 2009-2010 but today Daniele De Rossi wages rose to 18 Million.
(6) Paolo Cesare Maldini – (Net Worth – $ 25 Million)
Paolo Cesare Maldini is a former Italian professional football player who has played as a central and left back defender. He has played for the Italy national team and A.C. Milan. He has played all the 25 seasons of his profession in Serie A with Milan. He retired in the year 2009 when he was 41years old. Also Read: Most Expensive Football Players In The World
Paolo had captained Italy for 8 long years and made a record for appearing as Italy’s national team captain and he also wore the armband 74 times, this record was later on taken over by Cannavaro in the year 2010. 26 trophies are won by him when he was part of Milan; some of them are 7 Serie A titles, 5 European Super Cups, 1 Coppa Italia , 2 Intercontinental Cups, and one FIFA Club (World Cup).
(5) Andrea Pirlo – (Net Worth – $ 30 million)
Andrea Pirlo is a well known Italian football player. He was born in Flero, Italy in the month of May and in the year 1979.
He plays for Italy’s national team and for American club New York City FC in the Major League Soccer. He is also one of the highest paid football players In the world.
Pirlo is a specialist in free-kick. He generally was positioned as a playmaker in midfield for both the clubs and FIFA World Cup championship 2006 and Pirlo is also regarded as one of the best midfielders in football. He is widely known for this position as he has good vision, amazing ball control, good passing ability and creativity.
(4) Mario Barwuah Balotelli – (Net Worth – $40 million)
Mario Barwuah Balotelli was born on 12 August 1990 and he is an amazing football player. He plays as a striker. He is a player in Italy’s national team , A.C. Milan and for on loan from Liverpool. He endorses and does advertisements for the brand “Nike”.
Mario Balotelli bought a mansion in United Kingdom which has a worth of £3 million.
Fabio Cannavaro is an Italian football coach and also a retired professional footballer. He was born in Naples, Italy in the year 1973.
He is known for being one of the best defenders of his time. When he was young he had played for Napoli from 1988 till 1992. He was called as “Napoli’s senior squad” till 1995 as after that he joined Parma. He played for Parma for 7 years.
(2) Francesco Totti – (Net worth – $67 Million)
Francesco Totti is an Italian footballer. He is the captain of Serie A club Roma and has been the part of the club since 23 years. He has been a part of FIFA World Cup All-Star Team, 2006. He has given many amazing moments to his fans.
He has endorsed brands like Nike, Party Poker, Pepsi, and Number ten .He is also doing business in real estate.
(1) Gianluigi Buffon – (Net Worth – $72 Million)
Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian goalkeeper. He is the captain of Italy’s national team and also of Serie A club Juventus. He has made a record for making most of the appearances for Italy. Due to his transfer from Parma to Juventus for ₤32.6 million in the year 2001, he became the most expensive goalkeeper of all times.
He is known as one of the best and highest-paid goalkeepers in the world and also endorses the brand Puma and has made a lot of money out of it.
Italian footballers have huge fan following and few of them come among the best players of all the time. This is the reason they are paid so much and get lot of brands to endorse and advertise. This makes them the richest football players of Italy and the world.