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  • Writer's pictureSebastian Friedrich

Player salaries in german bundesliga season 2022/23 (top 30)

The Bundesliga is the highest league in German football and one of the most prestigious leagues in Europe. The league is known for its tough competition and high standards, resulting in some of the best players and salaries in Europe. In the 2021/22 season, Bundesliga players' salaries were at an all-time high, showing just how fierce the competition is in this league.

This list features the top 30 salaries for the 2021/22 season and features the players and their salaries.

  1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) - €22m

  2. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) - €15m

  3. Leroy Sané (Bayern Munich) - €12m

  4. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) - €10m

  5. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) - €10m

  6. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) - €10 Mio.

  7. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) - €10m

  8. Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) - €9m

  9. Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) - €8m

  10. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United, ahem. Borussia Dortmund) - €8 Mio.

  11. Lucas Hernández (Bayern Munich) - €8m

  12. David Alaba (Real Madrid, ex-Bayern Munich) - €7m

  13. Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund) - €7m

  14. Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich) - €6.5m

  15. André Silva (RB Leipzig, formerly Eintracht Frankfurt) - €6m

  16. Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich, ex RB Leipzig) - €6m

  17. Marcel Sabitzer (Bayern Munich, ex RB Leipzig) - €6m

  18. Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) - €5.5m

  19. Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg, ex-Manchester City) - €5.5m

  20. Maxence Lacroix (VfL Wolfsburg) - €5 Mio.

  21. Sven Bender (Bayer Leverkusen) - €5m

  22. Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund) - €5m

  23. Raphaël Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund) - €4.5 Mio.

  24. Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich) - €4.5m

  25. Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen) - €4.5m

  26. Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen) - €4m

  27. Wout Weghorst (VfL Wolfsburg) - €4m

  28. Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund) - €4m

  29. Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund) - €3.5m

  30. Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig) - €3.5m

The top earners of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season reflect the competitive relationship in the league. FC Bayern Munich, as expected, tops the list and shows once again that they are in a class of their own financially. A distinctive feature is that unlike other leagues such as the Premier League, which benefits from funding from TV rights deals, most of the Bundesliga's revenue comes from ticket sales. Nevertheless, some clubs like Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig or Bayer Leverkusen manage to land in the top 10 and position themselves as financially strong competitors.

Another interesting observation is that many of the league's top earners played for clubs that did not qualify for the Champions League last season, such as André Silva at Eintracht Frankfurt or Wout Weghorst at VfL Wolfsburg. This shows that even clubs outside the top 4 are able to pay high salaries to stay competitive.


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