Top 10 Highest Paid Players at Real Madrid (Weekly & Annual Salaries)

Real Madrid are one of the highest paying clubs in Europe.  They are the richest club in the world according to Forbes, and have been at the apex of the money pile for a couple of years now after overtaking English club Manchester United. The Los Blancos are known for signing the best players. The Spanish giants spend over £200m on the salaries of senior players each annually. Which Real Madrid player takes the largest chunk of this sum? Who are the highest paid players at Real Madrid Football Club? All that information and more below: 

Who is Real Madrid’s highest paid player?

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is Real Madrid’s highest paid player at least until June 2022. The Welshman joined the Spanish giants back in 2013 and has had a trophy laden career at the Bernabeu.  Gareth Bale’s weekly salary is £600,000 (the highest of any current Real Madrid player). This means he earns an incredible sum of  £32,564,000 annually. The list of top ten earners at Real Madrid features some of the current best players at the club. A few of the most in-form players also currently earn some of the lowest salaries at Real Madrid. Do you want to know how much money your favorite Real Madrid players earn as salary? Keep reading to find out: 

The top 10 highest paid Real Madrid players in 2021-2022 revealed!

PlayerAgePosWeekly WageAnnual Salary
Gareth Bale32FW£600,000£32,564,000
Eden Hazard30MF£416,000£22,664,000
Luka Modric35MF£388,000
£16,176,000
David Alaba29DF£375,000£14,076,000
Marcelo33DF£331,000£15,212,000
Toni Kroos31MF£211,000£11,212,000
Isco29MF£210,000£10,920,000
Casemiro29DM£202,000£10,504,000
Karim Benzema33FW£170,000£9,248,000
Thibaut Courtois29GK£160,000£8,180,000

The Los Blancos are among the biggest football clubs in Europe and perhaps the biggest in Spain! Real Madrid boasts top notch facilities, staff and players. They apparently pay some of the best salary packages at elite level in European football. Senior footballers at the club earn weekly salaries usually between £50,000 to figures nearing a million!

So, let’s have a look at the current top 10 highest paid players at Real Madrid. We’ll begin with the 10th. 

10. Luka Jovic (£166,000)

The 10th highest paid player at Real Madrid is none other than Luka Jovic. The forward who spent last season on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt where he rediscovered his form, is now part of Carlo Ancelotti’s table topping squad. Luka Jovic earns £166,000 per week which puts him 10th on our list of highest paid Real Madrid players.  

9. Karim Benzema ( £170,000)

Benzema has been one of the standout players for Real Madrid in recent seasons and its no The Galacticos striker earns a reported fee of £170,000 per week which makes him one of the highest paid players at Real Madrid.  Kareem Benzema

8. Casemiro (£202,000)

Probably not often in the news but deservedly on this list, Casemiro is worth every bit of money he earns. He’s been one of the pillars of Real Madrid midfield over the years. Casemiro’s salary is £202,000 per week and £10.5m yearly. This makes him the 8th highest paid player in Real Madrid. 

7. Isco (£210,000)

Spain midfielder Isco is paid £210,000 as salary per week. He joined Real Madrid from Malaga back in 2013 after winning the Golden Boy award, and has enjoyed a trophy laden career at the Bernabeu. Isco earns close to £11m yearly as a Real Madrid player. 

6. Toni Kroos (£211,000)

Another fulcrum in Real Madrid’s midfield, Toni Kroos has been exceptional since joining the club from Bayern Munich. The German midfield maestro is the sixth highest paid player at Real Madrid. Kroos’ salary is £211,000 per week. 

See also: Top 10 Highest Paid Players at Barcelona in 2022 Revealed

5. Marcelo (£331,000)

Brazilian left back Marcelo is due to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after so many successful years in the capital. However before then, he will retain his place as captain and as one of the highest earning players at Real Madrid. His current salary is £331,000 per week.

4. David Alaba (£375,000)

One of the two defenders in the top 10 highest paid players at Real Madrid. David Alaba’s £375,000 per week salary is the 4th highest at Real Madrid presently. The former Bayern Munich star joined Real Madrid as a free agent last summer. His performances since arriving at the Bernabeu have been nothing short of outstanding. Luka Modric

3. Luka Modric (£388,000)

The third highest paid player at Real Madrid Football Club is none other than veteran Croatian midfielder Luka Modric. At 35, Modric is still pulling the strings for Real Madrid in the middle of the pack. His fitness levels have led teammate Vinicious Jr to jokingly question his age. Luka Modric’s salary is £388,000 per week. 

2. Eden Hazard (£416,000)

Maybe not the name you were expecting here (owing to the fact that his Real Career hasn’t kicked off as expected). But heads up, he is still Eden Hazard and he is indeed Real Madrid’s second highest paid player. The former Chelsea man scoops home £416,000 weekly and £22.6m yearly as salary. 

1. Gareth Bale (£600,000)

Interestingly, it is Gareth Bale who earns the highest salary at Real Madrid presently. The Welshman takes home £600,000 for “warming the bench” at Real Madrid. Bale has won many trophies with the Los Blancos and scored some important goals in his Real Madrid career, including that famous goal in the 2014 Copa Del Rey final win over Barcelona. However, his career has gone downhill since Zinedine Zidane’s second term as manager. Gareth Bale

Full list of Real Madrid players salaries & weekly wages in 2021-2022

PlayerAgePosWeekly WageAnnual Salary
Gareth Bale32FW£600,000£32,564,000
Eden Hazard30MF£416,000£22,664,000
Luka Modric35MF£388,000£16,176,000
David Alaba29DF£375,000£14,076,000
Marcelo33DF£331,000£15,212,000
Toni Kroos31MF£211,000£11,212,000
Isco29MF£210,000£10,920,000
Casemiro29DM£202,000£10,504,000
Karim Benzema33FW£170,000£9,248,000
Luka Jovic23FW£166,000£8,632,000
Thibaut Courtois29GK£160,000£8,180,000
Lucas Vázquez30MF£148,000£7,696,000
Mariano28FW£142,000£7,384,000
Nacho31DF£142,000£7,384,000
Marco Asensio25FW£138,000£7,176,000
Dani Carvajal29DF£137,000£7,124,000
Eduardo Camavinga18MF£131,000£6,124,000
Rodrygo20FW£69,000£3,588,000
Vinícius Júnior21FW£56,000£2,912,000
Federico Valverde23MF£53,000£2,756,000
Éder Militão23DF£51,000
£2,652,000
Ferland Mendy26DF£40,000£2,080,000
Gareth Bale is Real Madrid’s highest-paid player with a weekly wage of £600,000