27. 10. 2020

Unofficial list of earnings in Italy: León and Egonu on top

Source: gazzetta.it

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La Gazzetta dello Sport revealed how much money volleyball players who play in Italian clubs earn.


The figures in contracts of players competing in Italy aren’t public but La Gazzetta dello Sport made the salaries estimate and composed the list of the 10 highest-paid players in the ongoing men’s championship (SuperLega) and women’s championship (Serie A) - both are considered the strongest per gender.

Wilfredo León, who plays for Sir Safety Conad Perugia, stands out among male players. The Cuban-Polish outside hitter, considered the best player in the world, earns € 900,000 a year and is far ahead of the rest of the players on the Top 10 list.

Among women, it’s a home player that dominates. Paola Egonu, the opposite hitter of Imoco Volley Conegliano and the National Team of Italy earns € 400,000 annually. Interestingly all players in the women’s list are either from Egonu’s club or from Igor Gorgonzola Novara.


Wilfredo León (Perugia, Poland) € 900,000

Georg Grozer (Piacenza, Germany) € 500,000

Aaron Russell (Piacenza, USA) € 450,000

Aleksandar Atanasijević (Perugia, Serbia) € 450,000

Ricardo Lucarelli (Trento, Brazil) € 450,000

Nimir Abdel-Aziz (Trento, Netherlands) € 400,000

Yoandy Leal (Lube, Brazil) € 400,000

Osmany Juantorena (Lube, Italy) € 350,000

Simone Giannelli (Trentino, Italy) € 350,000

Matey Kaziyski (Verona, Bulgaria) € 300,000


Paola Egonu (Imoco, Italy) € 400,000

Kimberly Hill (Imoco, USA) € 240,000

Lucia Bosetti (Scandicci, Italy) € 200,000

Malwina Smarzek (Novara, Poland) € 200,000

Joanna Wolosz (Imoco, Poland) € 200,000

Miriam Sylla (Imoco, Italy) € 200,000

Caterina Bosetti (Novara, Italy) € 170,000

Robin De Kruijf (Imoco, Netherlands) € 160,000

Britt Herbots (Novara, Belgium) € 150,000

Cristina Chirichella (Novara, Italy) € 150,000



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