Real Madrid player wages: How much do Bale, Hazard, Benzema and Modric earn?

Gareth Bale was the subject of a scathing and appalling attack by Spanish newspaper Marca on Thursday.

The Welshman was branded a ‘parasite’ by the Spanish outlet, who were upset that Bale was collecting his wages from Real Madrid for very little productivity.

The article prompted a strong response by Bale.

After scoring twice for Wales in their World Cup playoff on Thursday evening, he said ‘they should be ashamed.’

He also posted a powerful statement on Friday where he called out Marca.


After the whole incident, we’ve listed how much Bale and every Real Madrid player earns using data provided by Salary Sport.

Salary Sport don’t have the correct data for every player so we’ve used other sources where necessary.

VITORIA-GASTEIZ, SPAIN – AUGUST 14: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates with Gareth Bale after scoring their team’s first goal during the LaLiga Santader match between Deportivo Alaves and Real Madrid CF at Estadio de Mendizorroza on August 14, 2021 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

25. Andriy Lunin – £6,500-per-week

24. Jesús Vallejo – £33,000-per-week

23. Lucas Vázquez – £105,000-per-week

22. Mariano – £105,000-per-week

21. Marco Asensio – £117,000-per-week

20. Dani Ceballos – £128,000-per-week

19. Nacho – £132,000-per-week

18. Rodrygo – £132,000-per-week

17. Federico Valverde – £133,000-per-week (per Capology)

MADRID, SPAIN – MARCH 09: Federico Valverde of Real Madrid CF controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg Two match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 09, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

16. Eduardo Camavinga – £133,000-per-week (per Capology)

15. Luka Jović – £152,000-per-week

14. Dani Carvajal – £152,000-per-week

13. Éder Militão – £152,000-per-week

12. Ferland Mendy – £152,000-per-week

=10. Vinícius Júnior – £184,000-per-week

=10. Casemiro – £184,000-per-week

MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 27: Casemiro of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Real Madrid and Chelsea FC at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on April 27, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

9. Isco – £211,000-per-week

8. Marcelo – £249,000-per-week

7. Thibaut Courtois – £253,000-per-week

=5. Karim Benzema – £275,000-per-week

=5. Luka Modrić – £275,000-per-week

4. Toni Kroos – £307,000-per-week

3. David Alaba – £359,000-per-week

2. Eden Hazard – £381,000-per-week

  1. Gareth Bale – £528,000-per-week
VALENCIA, SPAIN – AUGUST 22: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid in action during the La Liga Santader match between Levante UD and Real Madrid CF at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on August 22, 2021 in Valencia, . (Photo by Aitor Alcalde Colomer/Getty Images)

Those numbers are absolutely crazy. A total of nine players earn over £200,000-per-week.

Bale is currently Real Madrid’s highest-earning player. It’s unlikely he will be for much longer, though, with his contract at the club set to expire in the summer.

Hazard and Alaba are also on huge money. The former, unfortunately, has had a torrid time with injuries during his Los Blancos spell and has not performed as expected.

He is set for another spell on the sidelines as Real have confirmed he will undergo ankle surgery in the next few days.

Incredibly, Vazquez earns £105,000-per-week and is Real’s 23rd highest-paid player.

Given their wage bill, it’s no surprise that they are running away with the La Liga title this campaign.

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