Comparison of player wages: FC Barcelona and Real Madrid

For most professional footballers, one of their biggest dreams is to play for Spanish clubs FC Barcelona or Real Madrid. 

The Catalan team has a rich, storied history, which includes silverware, a line of talented players coming through the club's academy, La Masia, while also playing some of the best football in the planet.

Those that are privileged to play for Barcelona also earn a lot of money through wages as Barcelona attract some of the best players in the world.

The Los Blancos are no different as the Santiago Bernabeu has seen greatness at all times, and justifiably so, the Real Madrid players make a fortune.

Here, we look at the highest paid players in Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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Barcelona spend more money on wages than any other club in the world, according to multiple reports. The La Liga giants apparently pay an average of GBP 10m to their first-team squad. Barca are also the first sports team in history to break the GBP 10m barrier for an average wage bill.

Barcelona’s wage rise can be attributed to the likes of Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti and Sergio Busquets all signing new deals in recent years.

Stars such as Philippe Coutinho, Malcom, Arthur Melo and Arturo Vidal have also been added to the payroll.

Real Madrid, on the other hand, are second best when it comes to wage bills. Florentino Perez is a shrewd businessman and in spite of his Galactico signings, he has managed to hold the ship steady with his astute finances.

They pay an average of GBP 8m to their first-team squad.

Barcelona wages 

PlayersContract LeftWeekly WagesAge
Marc-André ter Stegen4 Years (2022)£90,00026
Jasper Cillessen3 Years (2021)£55,00029
Samuel Umtiti5 Years (2023)£75,00024
Marlon2 Years (2020)£20,00022
Gerard Piqué2 Years (2022)£165,00031
Clément Lenglet5 Years (2023)£70,00023
Yerry Mina5 Years (2023)£55,50023
Nélson Semedo4 Years (2022)£75,00024
Alex Vidal2 Years (2020)£60,00028
Thomas VermaelenLast Year (2019)£55,50032
Jordi Alba2 Years (2020)£100,00029
Sergio Roberto4 Years (2022)£75,00026
Sergio Busquets3 Years (2021)£180,00030
Arthur6 Years (2024)£60,00021
Sergi SamperLast Year (2019)£10,00023
Philipe Coutinho5 Years (2023)£200,00026
André Gomes3 Years (2021)£80,00025
Arturo Vidal3 Years (2021)£165,00031
Ivan Rakitic3 Years (2021)£150,00030
Rafinha2 Years (2020)£60,00025
Denis Suarez2 Years (2020)£60,000243
Malcom5 Years (2023)£90,00021
Lionel Messi3 Years (2021)£500,00031
Luis Suárez3 Years (2021)£290,00031


Real Madrid wages 

Keylor Navas£85,000312 Years (2020)
Thibaut Courtois 26 
Andriy Lunin£25,000196 Years (2024)
Kiko Casilla£30,000312 Years (2020)
Marcelo£150,000304 Years (2022)
Daniel Carvajal£100,000264 Years (2022)
Sergio Ramos£200,000322 Years (2020)
Raphaël Varane£140,000254 Years (2022)
Theo Hernánde£30,000205 Years (2023)
Nacho Fernández£70,000282 Years (2020)
Álvaro Odriozola£45,000226 Years (2024)
Mateo Kovacic£75,000243 Years (2021)
Marcos Llorente£25,000233 Years (2021)
Isco£120,000264 Years (2022)
Casemiro£90,000263 Years (2021)
Toni Kroos£200,000284 Years (2022)
Luka Modric£180,000322 Years (2020)
Marco Asensio£90,000225 Years (2023)
Lucas Vázquez£60,000273 Years (2021)
Borja Mayoral£10,000213 Years (2021)
Vinícius Júnior£40,000187 Years (2025)
Gareth Bale£350,000294 Years (2022)
Karim Benzema£150,000303 Years (2021)



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