Mitroglou leads Greek footballers in yearly earnings
In the January transfer window, striker Konstantinos Mitroglou transferred to Galatasaray on loan from Marseille, in turn becoming the highest paid Greek footballer in the world.
At Marseille, Mitroglou struggled to make any kind of impression, with the Greek striker eventually leaving the Ligue 1 club on loan for Galatasaray. In France, Mitroglou didn’t manage to show his potential at all, but that didn’t deter Galatasaray as the Turkish giants were extremely happy to land one of their main winter targets.
According to data provided by media outlet SDNA, Mitroglou will take in an annual net salary of 3.5 million euros with Galatasaray, which makes him the highest paid Greek footballer in the game. Mitroglou will be hoping to prove his worth in Turkey as Galatasaray aim to make a title push in the current Turkish Super Lig season.
Second in the list of top Greek footballing earners is Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos at 3.2 million. Third place is occupied by AS Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas (2.8 million), while Jose Cholevas (Watford, 1.56 million), Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Hamburg, 1.5 million), Andreas Samaris (Benfica, 1.1 million) and Konstantinos Fortounis (Olympiacos, one million) are the other Greeks to earn a net sum of over one million euros with their respective clubs.
Here’s a full list of the top earning Greek footballers (wages per calendar year):
Konstantinos Mitroglou, Galatasaray, 3.5 million
Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Arsenal, 3.2 million
Kostas Manolas, AS Roma, 2.8 million
Jose Cholevas, Watford, 1.56 million
Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Hamburg, 1.5 million
Andreas Samaris, Benfica, 1.1 million
Konstantinos Fortounis, 1 million
Dimitris Siovas, Leganes, 0.85 million
Orestis Karnezis, Napoli, 0.8 million
Panagiotis Retsos, Bayer Leverkusen, 0.8 million
Carlos Zeca, FC Copenhagen, 0.8 million
Alexandros Tziolis, Al Feyha, 0.7 million
Konstantinos Stafylidis, Augsburg, 0.65 million
Giorgos Tzavellas, Alanyaspor, 0.6 million