La Liga is the premier division of professional football in Spain. The league has got very high popularity all over the world. In addition to this, it is one of the most-watched league’s in the planet. So many superstar footballers played in this competition and some of them are still playing. The likes of Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Maradona, Di Stefano, Raul appeared in this league. They also earned a massive amount of money by playing on this Spanish top flight. In this article, we will reveal the list of the top 10 La Liga highest-paid football players. Let’s check the list below.
# The chart of the top 10 La Liga highest-paid football players:
|Position||Name||Club||Country||Yearly Salary and Bonus (USD)|
|1st||Leo Messi||FC Barcelona||Argentina||$92 Million|
|2nd||Eden Hazard||Real Madrid||Belgium||$30 Million|
|3rd||Antoine Griezmann||FC Barcelona||France||$23.2 Million|
|4th||Gareth Bale||Real Madrid||Wales||$20.6 Million|
|5th||Luis Suarez||FC Barcelona||Uruguay||$20.1 Million|
|6th||James Rodriguez||Real Madrid||Colombia||$16.3 Million|
|7th||Sergio Ramos||Real Madrid||Spain||$19.9 Million|
|8th||Gerard Pique||FC Barcelona||Spain||$17.7 Million|
|9th||Toni Kroos||Real Madrid||Germany||$15 Million|
|10th||Luka Modric||Real Madrid||Croatia||$14 Million|
|11th||Diego Costa||Atletico Madrid||Spain||$13 Million|
|12th||Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||France||$11 Million|
|13th||Joao Felix||Atletico Madrid||Portugal||$10 Million|
# Now, let’s discuss broadly about the top 5 of them :
The FC Barcelona sensation has to top the list for sure. He is the 5 times Ballon d’Or winner. He is also one of the greatest ever footballers to play the game of football. Although there is a doubt whether he is the best ever player in history or not. There remains no doubt that he is the best ever La Liga player in history. He tops the goal scorers list in the history and is way ahead of the nearest counterpart. So it was not surprising at all that he topped the chart. Clearly, he is the worthy one to sit at the top of this list. He has a yearly income of $127 m. $92 million of them comes as the salary as well as the bonus. Meanwhile, the rest of them came from endorsements.
The Belgian super star recently joined the Blancos from Chelsea. He led the Blues to the Europa League glory before departing them. The winger does have a very high reputation. Besides, he is one of the top earners. He stands 2nd in the list with a yearly earning of around 30 million USD in the form of Salary and Bonus.
Another man from FC Barcelona. The World Cup winner with France sits on the 3rd spot. He recently departed from the Atletico de Madrid to join the Catalans. He will earn $23.2 million per year from his new contract with the current league champions. The forward also earns $4.5 m from the endorsements as well.
The Real Madrid attacker occupies the 4th spot on the chart. There were rumours that he was to leave the Spanish capital and to join a Chinese League side. If he had grabbed that offer, he would have been the highest-paid footballer in history. But Madrid didn’t agree to sell him at last and kept the Welshman. The former Tottenham sensation earns $20.5 m per year from his contract with the Blancos. He also earns $6.5 m more as endorsements.
The Uruguayan striker stands at the 5th spot. The Barca number nine gains 20.1 million USD per annum in the form of salary as well as the bonus. But he also gets $3.5 m more from the endorsements. After joining the Catalans from Liverpool, Luis has helped them winning numerous trophies and is one of the best strikers in the league.
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