FC Barcelona: Squad Ranked by Salary
Ever wondered what the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, and Pedri are making in Catalonia? Using financial football data site, Capology, DubSports has decided to break down who earns the most and who earns the least. We will also only be including players from the FC Barcelona team who are registered under LaLiga at the time of writing this.
Starting from the lowest earners in Xavi’s side:
Alejandro Balde: The left-back has 1 year left on his contract and earns €160,000 gross a year. Alejandro Balde, who is 19 years old, is the second youngest player in the squad but arguably one of the most important, as he is manager Xavi’s first choice at left back since the club has not registered 32-year-old Marcos Alonso for the new season.
Abde Ezzalzouli: Next on our list is the Moroccan youngster, Abde Ezzalzouli. The winger earns €300,000 gross per year. Abde’s current deal with Barca expires on June 30, 2026. The 21-year-old was on loan to Pamplona side CA Osasuna last season where he impressed Xavi enough to make it back to his first-team squad.
Oriol Romeu: New summer signing and ex Girona midfielder, Oriol Romeu earns a cool €3,500,000 a year with Barcelona. His contract runs until June 30, 2026, with reported bonuses up to €500,000 included in his deal as well. Signed as the replacement for Barca legend, Sergio Busquets, 31-year-old Oriol, once upon a time, trained at La Masia; therefore, he brings experience and the Barca “DNA” that Xavi models his teams around.
Sergi Roberto: The only player on this list who played with Xavi back in the 2013/14 season. Sergi currently earns €5,000,000 gross per year and is signed until next year with an option to extend. At 31, he is not one of the highest earners in the squad, but he is one of the most versatile, experienced, and accomplished players with 2 Champions Leagues, a FIFA Club World Cup, a UEFA Super Cup, 7 LaLigas, 6 Copa Del Reys, and 5 Spanish Super Cups. No surprises why Xavi made him the first choice captain for this campaign.
Eric García: Next is 22-year-old center-back, Eric García. The Spaniard signed from Manchester City in 2021 currently earns €6,000,000 gross per year, and his deal runs until 2026. After two seasons, Eric has had a mixed bag of performances and, since Andreas Christensen was signed last season, he’s fallen back in the pecking order for the mister.
Gavi: The youngest player in the first-team squad (Lamine Yamal is a Barca B player), Gavi currently earns €6,800,000 gross per year and is tied down until 2026. The 18-year-old, two seasons ago, was earning €210,000 a year and now almost makes that in a week (€130,769). Since his integration into the first-team squad, he’s become a key part of Xavi’s midfield, helping Barca win LaLiga and Copa Del Rey last season, as well as helping Spain win the UEFA Nations League last season and earning himself the Kopa Trophy last year awarded for the best U21 player for that season.
Ronald Araújo: The Uruguayan center-back currently earns €7,000,000 gross per year and is signed until 2026. The 24-year-old is an integral part of the Barca backline and is part of the reason why the Blaugrana side kept the best defensive record last season in LaLiga. In January last year, there were rumors that rivals Real Madrid wanted to submit a bid for the defender while Barca and his camp were negotiating a contract renewal. In the end, Barcelona and Ronald Araújo came to an agreement.
Marc-André ter Stegen: The German keeper currently earns €9,000,000 gross per year and is at the club until 2025. He’s enjoyed 9 seasons with Barcelona, 378 appearances, and earned 16 honors with the side. Ter Stegen is considered one of the best goalkeepers in Spain at the moment and is revered for his shot-stopping from 1-1 situations and ability to play the ball with his feet.
Andreas Christensen: The 27-year-old center-back Andreas currently earns the same as Ter Stegen, €9,000,000 gross per year. Joining Barcelona from Chelsea last year, the Danish player is contracted until 2026 and has featured just 33 times in all competitions for Xavi due to picking up some injuries last year. He’s currently healthy and is Xavi’s first choice center-back pairing with Ronald Araújo.
Pedri: Now 20 years old, Pedri currently earns €9,380,000 gross per year and is signed until 2026. Coming from LaLiga’s second division side, Las Palmas, Pedri has become a mainstay in this current Barca side despite this being his third season at the club. The midfield partnership he has built with teammate Gavi supported Barca during the Koeman era, and he has continued to make a name for himself as one of the best young number 8s out there.
Ferran Torres, the 7th highest earner in the squad, standing alongside Pedri, the 8th highest earner in the team. Credit: Sara Gordon/FC Barcelona
Ferran Torres: The ex-Man City forward enters the double digits in earnings as he takes home €10,000,000 gross per year and is signed until 2027. The 23-year-old joined Barca last season for €55,000,000 and has made 71 appearances for Barca. In that time, he has netted 14 times and provided 9 assists. With the departure of Ousmane Dembélé, Ferran Torres will be hoping to impress Xavi this season and move up the pecking order.
Raphinha: The Brazilian winger earns €12,500,000 gross per year, and his current deal expires in 2027. He was brought on last summer by Xavi for €58,000,000 and has had a great impact on the Barca attack since his arrival, pairing up neatly up front on the right and left-hand side next to Ousmane Dembélé and Robert Lewandowski. Unfortunately, he picked up a red card during his side’s LaLiga season opener on Sunday against Getafe, so he’ll miss Barca’s next game against Cadiz.
Jules Koundé: The Frenchman currently earns €13,550,000 gross per year, and his contract runs until 2027. Following the retirement of Pique, Barca needed a center-back and decided to sign then Sevilla player Kounde for €50,000,000 last summer. Since then, the 24-year-old has featured for Xavi regularly and has even been deployed as a right back instead of Sergino Dest.
Ansu Fati: The 20-year-old forward currently earns €13,950,000 gross per year and is at Barcelona until 2027. The number 10 has had a rollercoaster of a career at Barcelona where he has shown glimpses of what he can offer but has been held back by injuries, especially during the 20/21 season where he missed 64 games due to a Meniscal Laceration. With the new season getting underway and being fit, Ansu Fati has the potential to have an impactful season.
Ilkay Gündogan: The recent Champions League winner currently earns €18,750,000 gross per year and is with Barca until 2025. Ilkay joined the Blaugrana side on a free transfer and was a sought-after target for Xavi and the club, who hope he can bring his winning experience and midfield technicality to the squad. Pep made no secret that he wanted the German national to stay and said, “Barcelona have bought an incredible player.”
Robert Lewandowski: The Polish striker, who was involved in the 8-2 dismantling of Barcelona in the Champions League back in 2020, currently earns €20,830,000 gross per year and is signed until 2026. Joining the squad last summer for a large sum of €45,000,000 for a player who some argued was past his prime, but still played a key part in Barcelona’s double silverware success last season, scoring 33 times in 46 appearances in all competitions and taking home the LaLiga top goal scorer award last season with 21 goals. Worth every penny.
Frenkie de Jong: FC Barcelona’s highest-paid player currently earns €37,500,000 gross per year and is signed until 2026. The 26-year-old Dutch midfielder was brought into the club by then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu and manager Quique Setién for €86,000,000. Before putting on a Barca shirt, it was reported that the likes of Arsenal, PSG, and Man City wanted his signature but opted for the Catalonian side. He has since enjoyed four seasons at Barcelona. Rumors arose in the summer of 2022 of a potential move to Manchester United and a reunion with ex-Ajax coach Erik ten Hag. However, he later said to Voetbal International, “I always knew that I wanted to stay at Barcelona.”
There you have it; FC Barcelona squad’s salaries ranked!