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The 12 Highest-Paid Serie A Stars Revealed

With Cristiano Ronaldo earning more than three times as much as the second highest-paid player in Serie A, here are the 12 top earners in Italy.

Click through the gallery above to view the 12 highest-paid players in Serie A, and what they earn annually.

The 33-year-old joined Juventus from Real Madrid in a club record deal, and also became the league's top-earning player in the process, pocketing €31 million (R530 million) a year after deductions, according to a salary overview by Gazzetta dello Sport.

In doing so, Ronaldo earns over €20 million (R342 million) more annually than second-placed Gonzalo Higuain, who is understood to receive €9.5 million (R162 million) a season. The Portugal captain's teammate Paulo Dybala completes the top three with an annual net salary of €7 million (R120 million).

Juventus playmaker Miralem Pjanic recently put pen to paper on a new contract with the Serie A champions, which sees him earn €6.5 million (R111 million) yearly. He is followed by Bianconeri winger Douglas Costa and AC Milan shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who both pocket €6 million (R103 million) a season.

Leonardo Bonucci is the seventh highest-paid player in Italy after agreeing on a €5.5 million (R94 million) deal upon his return to Juventus. Emre Can, who joined the Old Lady on a free deal in the latest window, receives €5 million (R85 million) a year, while Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne gets €4.6 million (R79 million) annually.

Inter Milan stars Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan, and AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko, who are all on an annual salary of €4.5 million (R77 million), complete the top earners in Italy, according to the report.

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Meanwhile, Juve boss Massimilliano Allegri is the top earner among the coaches, receiving €7.5 million (R128 million) a year, which is €1 million (R17.1 million) more than new Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti. Inter's Luciano Spalletti completes the three highest-earning coaches with an annual salary of €4.5 million (R77 million).

Do you think Ronaldo is worth his massive salary? Have your say in the comments section below.

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