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  • Writer's pictureSebastian Friedrich

Player salaries in spanish la liga season 2022/23 (top 30)

The Spanish Primera División, also known as La Liga, is one of the most prestigious football leagues in the world. However, a salary cap was introduced in the 2021–22 season to increase financial fairness in the league. Although this has capped player salaries, some teams like FC Barcelona have still found ways to pay high salaries and retain top players. In this article, we take a look at the top 30 La Liga salaries in the 2021/22 season and which players and clubs dominate the list. Of particular interest is the role played by FC Barcelona and how they have managed to pay some of the highest salaries in the league despite the salary cap.

  1. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain) - €71 Mio./Jahr

  2. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) - €34,8 Mio./Jahr

  3. Sergio Ramos (Paris Saint-Germain) - €25 Mio./year

  4. Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona) - €22.4m/year

  5. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) - €22,2 Mio./Jahr

  6. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) - €22 Mio./Jahr

  7. Philippe Coutinho (FC Barcelona) - €20m/year

  8. Martin Ødegaard (Real Madrid) - €20 Mio./Year

  9. Luis Suárez (Atletico Madrid) - €20 Mio./year

  10. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) - €20 Mio./Year

  11. Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid) - €20 Mio./Year

  12. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) - €19 Mio./year

  13. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) - €19 Mio./Jahr

  14. Marc-André ter Stegen (FC Barcelona) - €18m/year

  15. Gerard Piqué (FC Barcelona) - €18m/year

  16. Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona) - €18m/year

  17. Pedri (FC Barcelona) - €18 Mio./Jahr

  18. Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid) - €17.5 Mio./Jahr

  19. Sergio Aguero (FC Barcelona) - €17m/year

  20. Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona) - €16.2m/year

  21. Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona) - €16 Mio./Jahr

  22. Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo) - €15.6 Mio./Jahr

  23. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético Madrid) - €15 Mio./Jahr

  24. Koke (Atlético Madrid) - €15 Mio./Jahr

  25. Ansu Fati (FC Barcelona) - €15m/year

  26. Rodri (Atletico Madrid) - €14.9 Mio./year

  27. Ousmane Dembele (FC Barcelona) - €14.5m/year

  28. Nabil Fekir (Real Betis) - €14,5 Mio./Year

  29. José María Giménez (Atletico Madrid) - €14 Mio./year

  30. Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid) - €14 Million/Year

The top 30 highest-paid players in the 2021/22 La Liga season clearly shows the dominance of the two Spanish giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, who each have ten players on the list. FC Barcelona seem particularly willing to pay their star players as Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann are both in the top five. However, the salary cap in La Liga has meant smaller clubs struggle to compete with the big clubs and retain top players. The salary cap is forcing clubs to be creative and look for innovative ways to pay their players and stay competitive.


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