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The 10 Clubs With The Highest Wage Budgets In La Liga

The 10 Clubs With The Highest Wage Budgets In La Liga

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 21, 2017 12:57 PM @KeeganKruger

Spanish giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid spend an absolute fortune on players and coaches' wages, but who has the largest budget? Here are the 10 clubs with the highest wage budgets in La Liga.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see who the 10 clubs with the highest wage budgets in La Liga are.

To prevent teams from overspending on wages for coaching staff and players, La Liga introduced these caps based on the club's total incomes.

According to information recently released by the Spanish top flight and cited by Football Espana, the Blaugrana head up the list with a €507.2 million (R8.06 billion) wage budget for the season, which is €7.6 million (R120.8 billion) more than their arch-rivals Los Blancos' budget.

Reigning La Liga champions Real's wage cap is said to be set at €499.6 million (R7.94 billion), which is almost double what their city rivals Atletico Madrid are allowed to spend.

Diego Simeone's Rojiblancos have the third largest budget in the Spanish league this season, which is capped at €237.7 million (R3.78 billion), while Sevilla's €159.6 million (R2.53 billion) and Valencia's €113.2 million (R1.8 billion) allocations complete the top five.

From sixth place down, the wage budgets are all below €100 million (R1.59 billion) – in sixth is Villarreal with a wage cap of €87.9 million (R1.39 billion), while in seventh is Ernesto Valverde's former club Athletic Bilbao with their budget of €68.5 million (R1.08 billion).

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In eighth place is Real Betis, who have a wage cap of €65.4 million (R1.04 billion), while Real Sociedad's €64.8 million (R1.03 billion) and Espanyol's €60.9 million (R968 million) take up the last two places in the top 10.

Are you surprised that Barcelona have a bigger wage budget than Real? Have your say in the comments section below.


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musah005 Sep 21, 2017 04:03 PM
What would be surprising would be to see atletico topping either Real or Barca.So no need for such a question editor
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Mavulela Sep 21, 2017 02:10 PM
Barcelona are the Spanish football king

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