Real Madrid wages: How much does each player earn?

Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald Updated: 11 Aug 2022 10:09 BST 4 min read
Eden Hazard, Real Madrid, 2021/22

Real Madrid are one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the history of football, while most of their fans would argue that nobody tops them.

They have won the European Cup more times than any other club in history, and they've also enjoyed plenty of dominance over La Liga in several different periods as well.

In recent times, Real Madrid have adopted a Galactico policy under president Florentino Perez, which involves attempting to sign the very best players in European football, no matter the price, and no matter if they'd suit the club or not.

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In his first stint at the club this transfer policy included the likes of Ronaldo Nazario and Zinedine Zidane, while Cristiano Ronaldo led the second revolution after Perez returned for a second spell as president.

This policy not only means big transfer fees but massive wages being paid to players also. The first stint of the Galactico era didn't go as planned, but the second certainly did with Los Blancos winning three Champions League trophies in a row under Zidane's management. The current squad also added another Champions League and La Liga title under the returning coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Here is what every Real Madrid player earns in the Spanish capital.

How much does every Real Madrid player earn?

PlayerAgeSalaryContract Expiry
Gareth Bale32€37m (£32m)2022
Eden Hazard31€26m (£22m)2024
David Alaba29€16.5m (£14m)2026
Thibaut Courtois30€15m (£13m)2026
Toni Kroos32€14m (£12m)2023
Luka Modric36€14m (£12m)2023
Marcelo34€14m (£12m)2022
Karim Benzema34€10.6m (£9m)2023
Isco30€10.6m (£9m)2022
Casemiro30€10.6m (£9m)2025
Luka Jovic24€10m (£8.6m)2025
Ferland Mendy27€10m (£8.6m)2025
Lucas Vazquez30€9m (£7.6m)2024
Antonio Rudiger29€9m (£7.6m)2026
Eder Militao24€9m (£7.6m)2025
Mariano Diaz28€8.5m (£7.2m)2023
Nacho32€8.6m (£7.3m)2023
Marco Asensio26€8.4m (£7.1m)2023
Dani Carvajal30€8.4m (£7.1m)2025
Eduardo Camavinga19€7.2m (£6.1m)2027
Rodrygo21€3.5m (£3m)2025
Vinicius Jr21€3.5m (£3m)2024
Federico Valverde23€3.2m (£2.7m)2027
Dani Ceballos25€3.2m (£2.7m)2023
Jesus Vallejo25€2m (£1.7m)2025
Andriy Lunin23€398k (£338k)2024

Unfortunately for Real Madrid, their two highest paid players are a duo that don't actually feature much for the team at the moment.

Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard take home a combined €63m per season for playing for Real Madrid, but, under Carlo Ancelotti, they have managed very few La Liga starts between them over the past few seasons.

Bale's contract is set to expire, though, so he will depart, while Hazard is set to stay and fight for his place.

While those two have struggled for minutes, Los Blancos' talisman over the past few seasons has undoubtedly been Karim Benzema. However, the Frenchman is remarkably only the eighth-highest paid player in the squad, taking home a reported €10.6m (£9m) per year.

David Alaba only signed for the club in the summer of 2021, but it is clear Real Madrid landed him from Bayern Munich on a free transfer with the promise of a bumper wage as only Bale and Hazard earn more than him.

Thibaut Courtois signed a new contract last August which saw him earn a pay rise, putting him among the top earners.

Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Marcelo are still among the highest earners, too, but Marcelo sees his contract run out in 2022. Modric has penned a new year deal, while Marcelo has announced his exit along with Isco.

Vinicius Junior has been sensational this season, but he's still yet to sign a new deal since joining the club, so he is the fifth-lowest earner in the squad.

New signing Antonio Rudiger will earn €9m per year in Madrid.

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