*Editor’s Note: It is extremely hard to find official Euroleague salaries. Through a lot of research, Fersu and Mark were able to get as close as they possibly could to building a Top 50 list and getting the correct salaries. The salary numbers and rankings are the best representation of all of their research.
Euroleague season is nearly upon us and the excitement is continuing to build as teams have nearly filled out their rosters for the 2015-16 campaign. We have spent countless hours over the last few months tracking player movement and digging through every article we could get our hands in an attempt to bring you this list. Please note that these amounts are approximate and in no way official but we believe that through our research we can present this information as close to accurate as you will find without seeing the signed contracts themselves. With that being said, we present to you to the Top 50 Euroleague salaries for the 2015-16 season.
*Based on information we received after posting the article, we had to removed the salary section of the list based off discrepancies sent in about the salary numbers. Sorry about the confusion but without official numbers from the team it is to tough to confirm each number and instead here is the list just in ranked form.
|1||Alexey Shved||G||1.98||26||Russia||BC Khimki||VTB|
|2||Rudy Fernandez||G/F||1.98||30||Spain||Real Madrid||ACB|
|3||Joel Freeland||C||2.11||28||England||CSKA Moscow||VTB|
|5||Nenad Krstic||C||2.13||32||Serbia||Anadolu Efes||BSL|
|6||Milos Teodosic||G||1.95||28||Serbia||CSKA Moscow||VTB|
|7||Juan Carlos Navarro||G||1.92||35||Spain||FC Barcelona||ACB|
|8||Sergio Llull||G||1.88||27||Spain||Real Madrid||ACB|
|9||Tyrese Rice||G||1.85||28||Montenegro||BC Khimki||VTB|
|10||Jan Vesely||F/C||2.11||25||Czech Repbublic||Fenerbahce||BSL|
|12||Ante Tomic||C||2.18||28||Croatia||FC Barcelona||ACB|
|13||Sergio Rodriguez||G||1.91||29||Spain||Real Madrid||ACB|
|14||Vitaly Fridzon||G||1.95||29||Russia||CSKA Moscow||VTB|
|15||Gustavo Ayon||C||2.08||30||Mexico||Real Madrid||ACB|
|16||Justin Doellman||F||2.08||30||USA||FC Barcelona||ACB|
|19||Derrick Brown||F||2.03||28||USA||Anadolu Efes||BSL|
|20||Andres Nocioni||F||2.03||35||Argentina||Real Madrid||ACB|
|21||Sergei Monia||F||2.02||32||Russia||BC Khimki||VTB|
|22||Viktor Khryapa||F||2.06||33||Russia||CSKA Moscow||VTB|
|23||Petteri Koponen||G||1.94||27||Finland||BC Khimki||VTB|
|24||Nando De Colo||G||1.95||28||France||CSKA Moscow||VTB|
|26||Jamon Gordon||G||1.91||31||USA||Darussafaka Dogus||BSL|
|27||Jordan Farmar||G||1.88||28||Israel||Maccabi Tel Aviv||WINNER|
|29||Brad Oleson||G||1.91||32||Greece||FC Barcelona||ACB|
|32||James Augustine||F||2.08||31||FYROM||BC Khimki||VTB|
|33||Aaron Jackson||G||1.9||29||USA||CSKA Moscow||VTB|
|34||Kyle Hines||C||1.98||29||USA||CSKA Moscow||VTB|
|35||Devin Smith||F||1.98||32||USA||Maccabi Tel Aviv||WINNER|
|36||Malcolm Delaney||G||1.91||26||USA||Lokomotiv Kuban||VTB|
|39||Felipe Reyes||F/C||2.06||35||Greece||Real Madrid||ACB|
|41||Emir Preldzic||G/F||2.06||28||Greece||Darussafaka Dogus||BSL|
|42||Marcus Slaughter||F/C||2.04||30||Turkey||Darussafaka Dogus||BSL|
|43||Jayson Granger||G||1.88||25||USA||Anadolu Efes||BSL|
|45||Zoran Dragic||G||1.96||26||Turkey||BC Khimki||VTB|
|46||Thomas Heurtel||G||1.88||26||France||Anadolu Efes||BSL|
|47||Shane Lawal||F/C||2.08||28||USA||FC Barcelona||ACB|
|49||Taylor Rochestie||G||1.85||30||USA||Maccabi Tel Aviv||WINNER|
|50||Cory Higgins||G||1.96||26||Montenegro||CSKA Moscow||VTB|
- Based on European nationalities: Spain has 6 players and €12,100,000 totally on the top.
- Based on Non-European nationalities: USA has 12 players and €14,030,000 totally on the top.
- Based on the leagues: BSL has 15 players on the top.
- Based on the leagues: VTB has €24,410,000 totally on the top.
- Juan Carlos Navarro is the oldest player that has the highest salary in the list with €2,500,000.
- Bogdan Bogdanovic is the youngest player that has the highest salary in the list with €1,300,000.
- Fenerbahce and CSKA Moscow have 8 players each and they are the teams that have the most number players in the list.
- There are 24 players at the guard position, almost half of the list. Guards are the richest players in Europe we can say.