Spanish champions Real Madrid boast a squad market value of €851million. But who are the highest-paid players in the Los Blancos team?
Spanish champions Real Madrid will head to the Spotify Camp Nou this weekend to play Barcelona in LaLiga - a match that will see the defending champions take on their eternal rivals and current league leaders on Sunday, March 19.
The Los Blancos will hope to test the Blaugrana’s credentials amid the latter’s lead in the Spanish title race.
It is no secret that La Liga is home to some of the highest-paid footballers in the world with Real Madrid and Barcelona players dominating the league’s rich list.
In 2023, Real Madrid has a combined squad market value of €851million as per Transfermrkt, but who is the highest-paid footballer in the Los Blancos team.
Who is the highest-paid player in Real Madrid?
In 2023, the highest-paid player in Real Madrid is none other than Eden Hazard.
The former Chelsea man takes home a whopping £531,620 per week.
But who are the Top 10 highest-paid footballers in the club?
In this article, we will review the Top 10 highest-paid players in Real Madrid in 2023 via figures from Capology.
Revealed: Top 10 highest-paid players in Real Madrid (2023)
10. Dani Carvajal - £177,263 per week
In 10th position is Spanish wingback Dani Carvajal. The 31-year-old right back is one of the highest-paid players in Real Madrid with a weekly salary of £177,263.
Carvajal arrived Real Madrid from Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen in 2013, and has since gone ahead to win a host of trophies with the Spanish giants.
Carvajal is also regarded as one of the leaders of the current Real Madrid squad boasting a wealth of talent and experience at the highest level of football.
9. Aurélien Tchouameni - £212,648 per week
Tchouameni arrived Real Madrid in the summer of 2022 from Monaco for a reported fee of €80 million. The 23-year-old’s move saw him take a place among the highest-paid players in Madrid with a weekly salary of £212,648.
The Frenchman has been touted as the future of the Los Blancos and Les Blues midfield.
Tchouameni possesses technique, great defensive awareness and strength on the ball is one of the best young players in the world.
8. Antonio Rüdiger - £248,032 per week
Rudiger arrived Real Madrid in the summer of 2022 on a free transfer from Chelsea.
The 30-year-old Germany international agreed a deal that will see him earn £248,032 weekly until 2026, making him one of the highest-paid players in Real Madrid.
Rüdiger is a versatile defender, who is also capable of playing as a full-back on either flank and is also widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the world.
7. Thibaut Courtois - £255,177 per week
Courtois has not only managed to establish himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but he is also one of the highest-paid players in the world as well as one of the highest-paid goalkeepers in the world.
The Belgium international earns a weekly £255,177 in the Spanish Capital.
The 30-year-old Los Blancos first-choice goalkeeper has won every trophy at club level since joining the Spanish giants from Chelsea in 2018 for £35 million, becoming the most expensive goalkeeper in LaLiga.
6. Vinicius Junior - £354,356 per week
Already regarded as the future of Real Madrid’s attack, Vinicius has evolved into arguably the best winger on the planet.
The electric 22-year-old Brazilian left winger earns £354,356 weekly and is one if the highest-paid players in Real Madrid.
The Selecao superstar is worth every penny having improved his overall game into becoming perhaps the most dangerous winger on the planet at such a young age.
Vini’s pace, dribbling and ruthless finishing makes him one of the most exciting players in football at the moment, having helped Real Madrid to a double in the 2021/22 season when Los Blancos won a 15th Champions League title and 35th LaLiga title.
5. Luka Modric - £372,219 per week
Till today, questions continue to be asked on if Luka Modric is immortal, as he as so often shown on the pitch.
At 37 years of age, the Croatian maestro is still one of the best midfielders in the world.
The 2018 Ballon d’Or winner is one of the highest-paid players in Real Madrid, taking home a £372,219 weekly paycheck.
The legendary midfielder has already stated his intention to finish his glittering career in the Spanish capital having arrived the club from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.
4. David Alaba - £382,766 per week
Alaba is widely regarded as one of the most versatile footballers currently active.
There is really no position this man cannot play in, except probably in the goalkeeping department.
The 30-year-old Austrian defender is one of the highest-paid players in Real Madrid with a weekly salary of £382,766.
Alaba is a serial winner having won every single trophy at club level before signing for Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in 2021 on a five-year deal.
3. Karim Benzema - £408,284 per week
Karim Benzema needs no introductions really. The Los Blancos captain and talisman is one of the highest-paid players in the world, and third on the Real Madrid payroll.
Benzema takes home a mouth-watering £408,284 weekly and deservedly befitting for one of the most prolific strikers of all time.
He is Real Madrid's all-time second-highest goalscorer and top assist provider and one of the most creative strikers on the planet.
Benzema has won 24 trophies with Real Madrid, including four La Liga, two Copa del Rey and five UEFA Champions League titles.
In 2022, the 33-year-old Frenchman became the second Real Madrid player in four years to win the highly-coveted Ballon d’Or.
2. Toni Kroos - £414,748 per week
Widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, Toni Kroos is second on the list of highest-paid players in Real Madrid.
The experienced German who is known for his excellent vision, range of passing, shooting and set-piece earns £414,748 weekly in the Spanish capital.
Prior to his arrival at the club in 2014 from Bayern Munich, Kroos was a serial winner in Germany and carried that mentality to the Santiago Bernabeu where he’s won just about every trophy at club level, more than once.
1. Eden Hazard - £531,620 per week
The highest-paid player in Real Madrid as of March 2023 is Eden Hazard.
The 31-year-old former Belgium skipper arrived the Santiago Bernabeu in Chelsea for a fee reported to be around €100 million, which would eventually rise to a club-record €146.1 million due to additional fees.
Hazard’s mega-money deal saw him also become one of the highest-paid footballers in world football with a weekly salary of £531,620, that’s over half a million pounds.
The former Chelsea hero has struggled to replicate the form that saw Madrid’s hierarchy go all out for his signature, having battled with injuries and struggled for form.
However, the versatile attacking midfielder has stated his intention to continue with his current employers as even his poor form will not stop him from taking home over £27.6 million every year until his current contract expires in June 2024.
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