Graziano Pelle, famed for his accurate finishing ability, is an Italian professional footballer currently playing in the Chinese League for Shandong Luneng. The 32-year-old striker also plays for the Italian National team and was a part of the Italian squad in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers alongside Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon. Besides his successful career, his financial achievements from his football career can't be unnoticed.
Blessed with lucrative contracts and salary, Graziano Pelle is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of over $50 million. Well, soon after his move to Shandong Luneng, Graziano's salary has seen a vast increment. So, how much is his annual salary? Scroll down to know all about Graziano Pelle's salary, career earnings, net worth, and properties.
It's a well-known fact by now that the players moving to the Chinese League are paid a massive amount of money as salary. Soon after moving to the Chinese club Shandong Luneng in 2016, Graziano's net worth reached the figure of over $9.5 million. However, we are yet to know how his rumored decision to move to West Ham United will affect his net worth.
Currently, Graziano's annual salary in Shandong Luneng is reported to be $20.93 million, which is far more than the earnings he made while playing from his previous teams, including Lecce, AZ, Parma, Feyenoord, and Southampton. Let's get the details below.
Lecce's youth team striker Graziano Pelle first played as a professional Leece player in 2004. However, despite his due contract with Lecce till 2007, Graziano was loaned out to Catania for the 2005 season, followed by his half-season loan transfer to Crotone and Cesena in the 2006 season.
But his salary from Lecce or the loan amount when he was transferred to the next team is not disclosed. However, his market value in 2006 was reported to be $1.25 million. Then, in July 2007, Graziano signed with the Dutch Premier Division club AZ. Though the deal worth and Graziano's salary is not out, reportedly, the transfer fee was $7.53 million.
In July 2011, Pelle signed a multi-year deal with Parma with the transfer fee of $1.88 million. However, later in January 2012, he was loaned out to Sampdoria helping the team to earn its promotion back to Serie A for 2012-2013.
Then, on January 5, 2013, Graziano Pelle signed a 4-year contract with Feyenoord with the transfer fee of $3.76 million. Even though the worth of the deal is not disclosed, Pelle earned the annual salary of $3.7 million from Feyenoord in 2013 season.
Seems yesterday for me,but are already many years that I am not anymore part of this amazing club. 2 games left to finally achieve what this city and club deserves and where the name "champion" belong. Passion have been always the big quality of all of U. "U" (city,club,players,supporters) have made many sacrifices to get at this point , working hard and all together has one. All the best for today , I'll be far but always next to U. Miss U and ?? U ..
However, in July 2014, Graziano Pelle made his move to the Premier League club Southampton for a 3-year deal worth $11. 15 million. After playing for Southampton until the end of the 2015 season, Graziano left the team to sign with the Chinese club Shandong Luneng.
On July 11, 2016, Graziano signed a multi-year contract with Luneng with the transfer fee of $16.72 million. For the 2016 season, his annual salary was reported to be $18.82 million (£13.5 million) which later increased, earning him the weekly wage of more than $400,000 in 2017.
— Graziano Pellè (@GPelle19) February 14, 2014
His annual salary in 2017 and 2018 is reported to be $20.93 million. However, the rumor of Graziano's move to the Premier League club West Ham has made all to assume that his salary could rise more than his current one. However, no official news of the transfer is out yet.
Let's wish him best for further.
Probably after earning a huge sum of money, Graziano Pelle has established his property empire. Talking about his house, Graziano Pelle has not disclosed any specification about his residence. However, he reportedly shares a home with his lovely girlfriend Victoria Varga, a Hungarian model.
Have a look.
And talking about Graziano's cars, he seems to be fond of Ferrari cars. Even though Graziano loves to keep his property details a secret, his red and white Ferrari can't be kept out of sight, especially when he is out on a date with his girlfriend.
The Ferrari 488, owned by Graziano, costs around $275,530. Have a look.
Love Ferrari, wow!
As far as Graziano is concerned, no other endorsement deal besides his involvement with the leading apparel brand Nike is out yet. And even then, he has not disclosed the deal amount.
The Voetbal International of 2012 and Premier League Player of the Month for September 2014, Graziano Pelle has been actively playing since 2004. And in this 13 years of professional career, Graziano has recorded 111 career goals and 16 International goals so far.
Graziano has played for 10 clubs in his career so far. However, despite his incredible footwork and goals, he has not won any Ballon d'Or yet. Talking about his awards, Graziano's greatest achievement is his Eredivisie title won while playing for AZ.
Let's see some of his career-best goals.
Having played for Italy U-20 and U-21, Graziano made his way into the Italian National Football Team and represented his nation in the 2016 UEFA Euro. Well, his contributing play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers also cannot be neglected, which resulted in Italy as one of the prominent teams in the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Let's wish Graziano and the Italian team all the best for the future. Stay tuned for more updates!