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  • Writer's pictureSebastian Friedrich

Squad spending limits in La Liga for the 2021/2022 season

In European football, there are often discussions about finances, particularly around player salaries. In the Spanish La Liga, there has been a salary cap, or "Límite Salarial", in place since the 2013/14 season to regulate the salary limits of clubs.


The salary cap is an important tool to maintain financial fairness in Spanish football and ensure that no club spends more money than it earns. In the 2021/22 season, the salary cap for La Liga totaled 293 million euros. Here is a list of the salary caps for clubs in La Liga for the 2021/22 season.

  • Real Madrid - € 468.5 million

  • FC Barcelona - € 382.7 million

  • Atletico Madrid - € 252.7 million

  • Sevilla FC - € 186.2 million

  • Athletic Bilbao - € 103.6 million

  • Real Sociedad - € 99.8 million

  • Valencia CF - € 84.9 million

  • Villarreal CF - € 82.3 million

  • RC Celta - € 68.9 million

  • Real Betis - € 63.3 million

  • RCD Espanyol - € 60.2 million

  • Getafe CF - € 58.6 million

  • Granada CF - € 50.8 million

  • Elche CF - € 34.9 million

  • CA Osasuna - € 33.6 million

  • Deportivo Alavés - € 32.9 million

  • Levante UD - € 29.2 million

  • Rayo Vallecano - € 27.3 million

  • SD Huesca - € 24.3 million

  • RCD Mallorca - € 22.3 million

The Salary Cap (total: 2.7 billion euros) is significantly lower compared to the previous season and is intended to help ensure the financial stability of the clubs in La Liga. It remains to be seen how this new Salary Cap will affect the performances of the teams in the league. Some of the top teams, such as Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, have struggled with financial problems in the past, and the new Salary Cap could help avoid these problems in the future. It will be interesting to see how the teams in La Liga adapt to this new regulation and whether it will have an impact on their transfer activities. Overall, the Salary Cap will help the teams in La Liga operate from a more financially stable position and remain competitive in the long run.

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