Spanish newspaper publishes wages of all Barcelona and Real Madrid players 4 years ago

Spanish newspaper publishes wages of all Barcelona and Real Madrid players

Some hefty wage bills at the La Liga giants.

Spanish football clubs are a smidge more transparent, in comparison totheir English counterparts, when it comes to revealing their player's salaries

SportYou has got its hands on the latest wage bills from Barcelona and Real Madrid.

It makes for an eye-popping, envy-having read.

Unsurprisingly, two stars top the (money) pile for their respective clubs. Lionel Messi's net wage is €21.2m. That is 25% higher than the annual wedge Cristiano Ronaldo gets from Real Madrid - €17m for CR7.

The Real figures are from returns filed in March so many of the salaries - for Kaylor Navas and Sergio Ramos, for example - could have been bumped up since then.

Here are the top earners at each club. Read it and weep.

BARCELONA

1. Messi: €21.2
=2. Neymar & Suarez: €10m
4. Iniesta: €7.5m

FC Barcelona v RCD Espanyol - La Liga

5. Rakitic: €6.5m
6. Busquets & Alves: €6m
8. Piqué: €5.8m
9. Mascherano: €5.5m
=10. Alba & Arda Turan: €4m
=12. Bravo & Vermaelen: €3.5m
=14. Ter Stegen & Mathieu: €3m
=16. Adriano & Aleix Vidal: €2.5m
=18. Bartra & Bartra: €2m
20. Sergi Roberto & Douglas: €1.5m
= 22. Masip, Munir & Sandro: €1m

REAL MADRID

1. Cristiano Ronaldo: €17m
2. Bale: €11m
3. Ramos: €10m (since increased after Ramos' contract extension in September)
4. Benzema: €8m

Real Madrid CF v Liverpool FC - UEFA Champions League
=5. James Rodríguez & Kroos: €6m
7. Modric: €4.5m
8. Marcelo: €4m
9. Pepe: €3.8m
10. Arbeloa: €2.8m
11. Varane: €2.4m
=12. Keylor Navas & Isco: €2m
=14. Jesé, Carvajal & Nacho: €1.2m