Real Madrid Player Salaries 2022: How Much Does Real Madrid Pay Their Players?

Real Madrid Player Salaries: The white team is one of the richest clubs in the world and one of the best paying its players. For this reason, today we will analyze the updated salaries and wages of the squad led by Carlo Ancelotti.  The salaries of soccer players are an issue that tends to arouse much controversy in Spain. Many people claim that they see it as unfair that some guys who only run after a ball win millions of euros. However, within the world of sport, quite high figures have always been handled. 

For this reason, today, in Modern Football, we wanted to carry out an analysis of the salaries of Real Madrid players in recent times. Above all, because after the pandemic, the issue of soccer players’ salaries has had to be lowered due to the health situation that we all know.

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Due to the little information that can be found and the lack of transparency of the club’s financial department, the only data that has been found is referring to last season. However, what has been known is that salary reductions have been maintained or, in any case, will have increased slightly this year.

For this reason, for this list, we have used the information provided by Mundo Deportivo to create this complete list with the salary reduction of Real Madrid players.

How Much Does Real Madrid Pay Their Players

POSITIONPLAYERREDUCED SALARYORIGINAL SALARY
MCFaith Valverde€1.8 million€2.0 million
DF/MCLucas Vazquez€3.1 million€3.5 million
DFAlvaro Odriozola€3.1 million€3.5 million
DLRodrygo Goes€3.6 million€4.0 million
DFNacho Fernandez€3.6 million€4.0 million
DLMarian€3.6 million€4.0 million
DLMarco Asensio€4.0 million€4.4 million
MCCamavinga€4.0 million
DFEder Militao€4.5 million€5.0 million
DFFerland Mendy€4.5 million€5.0 million
DFDaniel Carvajal€4.5 million€5.0 million
DLLuka Jović€4.5 million€5.0 million
MCCarlos Henrique Casemiro€4.7 million€5.3 million
MCIsco Alarcon€6.0 million€6.7 million
DLVinicius Jr.€6.3 million€7.0 million
PTThibaut Courtois€7.2 million euros€8.0 million
DLKarim Benzema€7.8 million€8.7 million
DFMarcelo Vieira€8.5 million€9.5 million
MCLuka modric€9.4 million€10.5 million
MCTony Kroos€10.5 million€11.7 million
DFDavid Alaba€12 million
DLGareth Bale€13 million€14.5 million
DLEden Hazard€13 million€14.5 million

Salaries: Who are the 10 Real Madrid footballers who currently earn the most money?

Within the Real Madrid squad, we can find 21 players whose contractual figures are known. It has been a bit difficult to find more information about the other players of the merengue team, so, with what we have, we have made a top ten of the highest-paid players of the merengue team.


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10. Raphaël Varane (sold)

Varane was one of the 10 footballers who earned the most before his departure. The signing of him by Manchester United slightly releases the wage bill of the white team that is still unable to undertake large signings for this issue.

  • Current salary: 5.2 million euros.      
  • Salary without cuts due to the pandemic: 5.8 million euros.

9. Isco Alarcon

Isco Alarcón is a player who has disappointed more than one in recent years. However, at Real Madrid, he is the ninth highest-earning player and one of the players on the starting ramp.

  • Current salary: 6.0 million euros.       
  • Salary without cuts due to the pandemic: 6.7 million euros.

8. Vinicius Jr.

The promising striker, Vinícius Junior is the eighth highest-paid player in the Real Madrid CF squad. His salary is high for his age but it is what he has to sign like a star for one of the best teams in the world.

  • Current salary: 6.3 million euros.     
  • Salary without cuts due to the pandemic: 7.0 million euros.

7. Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois, one of the best goalkeepers in the world today, is the seventh player who earns the most in the white house.

  • Current salary: 7.2 million euros.      
  • Salary without cuts due to the pandemic: 8.0 million euros.

6. Karim Benzema

‘El Gato’ Benzema is the sixth highest-paid player at Real Madrid. Being the attack reference, some say that he should charge more. He is currently among the best strikers in the world.

  • Current salary: 7.8 million euros.     
  • Salary without cuts due to the pandemic: 8.7 million euros.

5. Marcelo Vieira

Another player who has been disappointed a lot in recent times. Being a world-class star, Marcelo charges as such. For this reason, he is the fifth player who earns the most with a salary that could be saved next season if the rumors that place him outside the team are confirmed.

  • Current salary: 8.5 million euros.
  • Salary without cuts due to the pandemic: 9.5 million euros.

4. Luka Modric

The golden ball, Luka Modric, is the fourth player who earns the most in the white house. Without a doubt, for what he has contributed to Madrid, his salary is more than deserved.

  • Current salary: 9.4 million euros.
  • Salary without cuts due to the pandemic: 10.5 million euros.

3. Toni Kroos

The top three go-to Toni Kroos. The German midfielder has more than earned the star salary that he has, so it is more than deserved.

  • Current salary: 10.5 million euros.     
  • Salary without cuts due to the pandemic: 11.7 million euros.

2. Sergio Ramos (Not Renewed)

Former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was the second highest-earning player in the squad in the 2020/21 season. However, after extending his renewal longer than expected, Florentino Pérez canceled the renewal offer and the Camas footballer has signed for PSG.

Despite being one of the best players in the history of Real Madrid, the president of Madrid did not shake his hand when it came to releasing his captain to watch over the club.

  • Current salary: 10.8 million euros.
  • Salary without cuts due to the pandemic: 12.0 million euros.

2. David Alaba

He arrived free in the summer transfer market and is expected to replace the figure of Sergio Ramos. The Austrian center-back did not renew his contract with Bayern Munich with the intention of arriving with the freedom letter at the Santiago Bernabéu. Much is expected of a footballer already made and that he is in the best moment of his professional career.

The white team paid him a premium of 17 million to arrive as a free agent, to which 11.5 million should be added in commissions for the agent and intermediary. Alaba will receive a total salary of 126.5 million euros spread over five seasons and will have a termination clause of 850 million euros.

Current salary: 12 million euros.

1. Eden Hazard and Bale

To finish, Eden Hazard is the highest-paid player in the Real Madrid squad today. The Belgian has not yet won the affection of the fans and there are those who ask for his sale.

  • Current salary: 13 million euros.          
  • Salary without cuts due to the pandemic: 14.5 million euros.

Where Does the information on The Salaries of Real Madrid Footballers Come From?

After the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, the main clubs in the world chose to take action on the issue of salaries so that the economic impact on the coffers of the clubs did not get out of control. Among them, of course, is the Real Madrid squad.

Since these measures were taken, different sports media such as Marca, Diario AS, Sport, or Mundo Deportivo analyzed the figures that could be handled within the white locker room after the salary reduction.

For this reason, using the ‘verified’ information of these media, we have created this informative article with the updated salaries of the White House.

Why Did Real Madrid Lower The Salary of its Players?

As we mentioned earlier, the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic did not leave any team in the world of soccer indifferent. The white club, usually accustomed to dealing with high figures and astronomical salaries, saw their transfer plans frustrated and the renewal of some stars after the enormous losses.

In fact, the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, confirmed that the white club’s losses amount to 400 million euros. Some losses that, in principle, destabilized the merengue club financially.

For this reason, enormous efforts were made to cut costs, and, among the main ones affected by this were the Real Madrid players. As it is one of the club’s largest expenses annually, an agreement was reached to lower the players’ salaries by up to 20% while the situation stabilized.

Reception of The Staff To Low Wages

Initially, the Real Madrid players did not seem too enthusiastic about lowering their high salaries. However, after various talks, president Florentino Pérez reached an agreement with the squad to lower the salaries of all the members of the Real Madrid first team. Including not only the players but also the members of the coaching staff.


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Currently, although it is true that the players understand the reasons for the salary cuts, there are some media that say that there are players, including Sergio Ramos, who have been very critical of this measure.

Not because of the fact of earning less, but because of the fact that there is talk of great signings ( Mbappé, Haaland ) while his renewal is not closed for financial reasons.

Salaries: Is the Real Madrid Squad The Best Paid in Spain?

There is some debate about which is the best-paid squad in LaLiga Santander. However, Diario Marca has been in charge of putting an end to this discussion by echoing a graph taken from a sports media specialized in finance.

In the said graph, it is confirmed that Real Madrid does not have the best-paid squad in all of Spain. Rather, who takes that place is his great rival, FC Barcelona​​averaging 10.96 million euros in salaries. However, the Real Madrid squad is not far behind, being the second-best in the world with an average of 9.94 million.

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