Top 10 Spanish La Liga Highest Earners for 2022/23 Revealed As Barcelona Defender Gerard Pique Tops the List

Top 10 Spanish La Liga Highest Earners for 2022/23 Revealed As Barcelona Defender Gerard Pique Tops the List

  • Barcelona and Real Madrid players dominated are the highest earners in the Spanish La Liga after a list of the top salary earners were revealed
  • Gerard Pique tops the list as the Barcelona defender earns a massive €52 million gross salary that includes his actual contract salary and deferred wages
  • Frankie de Jong, David Alaba, Antoine Griezmann and Sergio Busquets also made the list of the top 10 earners in the Spanish top flight

Gerard Pique earns the biggest salary in the Spanish La Liga as the Barcelona defender takes home €52 million as gross salary per year.

The 35-year-old Spanish defender who recently split from long-term partner Shakira tops the list that includes 4 Barcelona players in the top 10 highest paid list.

Barcelona, Real Madrid, La Liga, Gerard Pique, Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, Frenkie de Jong
Gerard Pique is one of four Barcelona players on the top 10 highest-paid players in La Liga. Photo by Alex Caparros
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Despite Barcelona’s well-documented financial struggles, Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba were listed among the highest-paid players in Spain, Barca Universal reports.

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Real Madrid also boasts of 5 players in the top 10 highest-earners in La Liga as the 14-time UEFA Champions League winners are represented by Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, Vinicius Junior, Toni Kroos, and David Alaba.

According to SPORT, Antoine Griezmann is the only Atletico Madrid player to break into the top 10 highest-paid players in Spain following his switch from Barcelona to the Rojiblancos on a 2-year loan deal.

Top 10 Spanish La Liga highest earners

1. Gerard Pique / Barcelona (€52million as gross salary per year)

2. Frenkie de Jong / Barcelona (€37.5million as gross salary per year)

3. Sergio Busquets / Barcelona (€37million as gross salary per year)

4. Eden Hazard / Real Madrid (€31.25million as gross salary per year)

5. Karim Benzema / Real Madrid (€24million as gross salary per year)

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6. David Alaba / Real Madrid (€22.5million as gross salary per year)

7. Toni Kroos / Real Madrid (€21.97million as gross salary per year)

8. Jordi Alba / Barcelona (€20.83million as gross salary per year)

9. Vinicius Junior / Real Madrid (€20.83million as gross salary per year)

10. Antoine Griezmann (€20.83million as gross salary per year)

Barcelona set to terminate Gerard Pique’s contract

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Gerard Pique could leave Barcelona a year early if he continues to play fewer games for the Blaugrana this season, a clause in the defender’s contract has revealed.

Pique has a contract with the Catalan giants that runs until the summer of 2024, but Barcelona are allowed to terminate the defender’s deal a year early.

Pique’s contract can be terminated if he plays less than 35% of Barcelona’s games this season.

Source: Sports Brief News