Juventus' 2020/21 Salaries Reveal Shocking Disparity Between Cristiano Ronaldo & Teammates

Max Cooper
Ronaldo and De Ligt are the club's two highest earners
Ronaldo and De Ligt are the club's two highest earners / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Juventus' wage bill for the 2020/21 season has been revealed, after the Italian giants slashed their mammoth expenditure by €52m, taking it to a total of €236m a year.

I Bianconeri were looking to cut adrift some of their highest earners this summer, with the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Blaise Matuidi and Miralem Pjanic all leaving the club. They have successfully shed over €50m from their salary expenditure, forming a much leaner and younger squad.

Ronaldo is Juventus' highest paid player
Ronaldo is Juventus' highest paid player / Silvia Lore/Getty Images

Of course, €236m a year is still a pretty significant cost. And a huge €31m of that outlay belongs to superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese forward is easily the highest paid player at the club, earning almost four and a half times more money than second-placed Matthijs de Ligt.

The Dutch starlet picks up €8m a year, and he is closely followed by third-placed Paulo Dybala, who earns €7.3m. The Argentinian forward was Juventus' standout performer last season, and he'll be hoping to improve his current salary when contract talks kick off in the future.

Outside of the podium places sit free signings Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey, both of whom arrived in the summer of 2019. The duo were opportunistic signings from I Bianconeri, who spied a gap in the market to bring in the midfielders on a salary of €7m. However, neither player has lived up to the expectations thus far.

Bonucci earns €6.5m a year in the black and white
Bonucci earns €6.5m a year in the black and white / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Between the sticks stands Wojciech Szczesny, who is the highest paid goalkeeper in Serie A at €6.5m. He earns the same wage as Leonardo Bonucci, who takes home a whopping €3m a year more than partner Giorgio Chiellini.

New signings Arthur Melo, Alvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa all earn €5m a year, alongside the experienced and long-serving Juan Cuadrado. Recent arrivals Weston McKennie and Dejan Kulusevski take home considerably less, receiving €2.5m per year.

Juventus 2020/21 Salaries:

Cristiano Ronaldo - €31m

Matthijs de Ligt - €8m

Paulo Dybala - €7.3m

Adrien Rabiot - €7m

Aaron Ramsey - €7m

Leonardo Bonucci - €6.5m

Wojciech Szczesny - €6.5m

Alex Sandro - €6m

Arthur Melo - €5m

Alvaro Morata - €5m

Federico Chiesa - €5m

Juan Cuadrado - €5m

Federico Bernardeschi - €4m

Danilo - €4m

Giorgio Chiellini - €3.5m

Rodrigo Bentancur - €3m

Weston McKennie - €3m

Dejan Kulusevski - €3m

Merih Demiral - €1.8m

Gianluigi Buffon - €1.5m

Carlo Pinsoglio - €0.3m

Gianluca Frabotta - €0.1m