1. Roberto Baggio
Roberto Baggio was a football player who used to play at midfielder and was also the second strker on the Italian international team. He also used to be the president of the Italian football federation of the technical sector.
In 1993 FIFA put him at number 4 in the FIFA player of the century and later on in 2002 he was selected in the FIFA World up dream team. I played for the Italian international team 56 times and scored 27 goals which makes hm the 4th highest scorer of Italy. His net worth is $15 million.
2. Paolo Rossi
This is another former Italian football player who also used to be the captain of the Italian national football team in 1982 FIFA world cup, which they ended up winning in the end thanks to his 6 scored goals. His estimated net worth is $17 million.
3. Riccardo Montolivo
He was born in Germany but is still considered Italian. He played for FC Milan and was also the captain of the Italian national team. He started his career in Atalanta and later on was transferred to Milan for only 3.5 million euros. His net worth is around $20 million.
4. Andrea Pirlo
This legendary football player is known for his time in Juventus and in the Italian national team. The thing he was best at was free-kicks and playmaking, with his extraordinary passing. His estimated net worth is $40 million which is a big jump from the previous athlete.
5. Alessandro Piero
Of course this is another former Italian football player who at the moment is a commentator and analyst for Sky Sports Italia. He leads Serie A in goals scored coming in at 346 goals. He also played 91 games for the Italian national team while scoring 27 goals. His net worth is $25 million
6. Paolo Maldini
Paolo Maldini comes in at number 6 as one of the richest athletes in Italy ever. He won 26 titles with AC Milan which includes 5 Champions League titles. He was the captain of the Italian national team for 8 long years and played in 126 games.
7. Daniele De Rossi
He used to play for FC Roma as a defensive midfielder in the Serie A and was a great player in the national team. His estimated net worth is around $28 million. Ever since he started his football career in Roma he has won Coppa Italia two times and won Supercoppa Italiana in 2007.
8. Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli is most known for his AC Milan tenure, at least when it comes to the Italian league, he also plays for the Italian national team. His appraised net worth is around $40 million. He started his football career in Lumezzane after which he was transferred to Manchester City for $30 million.
This man used to be both a football player and later on a coach for Saudi Arbian football club Al-Nassr. Most of his career was spent in Italy and is thought to be the best defender that has ever played in the Italian league. He led the Italian national team to the FIFA World Cup first place as the captain. His net worth is estimated to be %45 million.
10. Gianluigi Buffon
The richest athlete in this list is also a football player, but in his case a goalkeeper. His net worth is around $50 million. Right now he plays for PSG but he is most known for his time in Juventus and was once considered the best goalkeeper in the world.