Highest Paid La Liga Players: Ronaldo and Messi top the list

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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is the only defender to feature in the list for the highest paid La Liga players.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are the richest football clubs in the world. Naturally, these two clubs pay a lot of money to their world-class players. And it is not a surprise that all of the La Liga’s top earners come from either of the two clubs.

10. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) – €7 million

Ivan Rakitic
Ivan Rakitic joined Barcelona at the start of the 2014-15 season from Sevilla. The Croatian midfielder has a contract at Barcelona with a salary of 7 million euros.


9. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) – €7 million

Kroos
Toni Kroos joined Real Madrid after world cup 2014 and has helped his team win the La Undecima (11th Champions League title). Former Bayern Munich man is a star midfielder and earns 7 million euros.


8. Andres Iniesta (Barcelona) – €7.5 million

Iniesta
Andres Iniesta has spent his whole footballing career at Barcelona football club. The world cup winning goal scorer earns 7.5 million euros in his adored club.


7. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – €8m

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema makes seventh on the list ahead of Andres Iniesta. After joining Real Madrid in 2009, French striker has already scored 167 goals and helped his team win the major trophies. He earns 8 million euros in Spanish Club. Despite his recent downfall in performances, the French forward is one of the highest paid La Liga players.


6. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) – £261,000 per week

Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos is a key player for Real Madrid. With the fantastic late minute goal, he has helped Real Madrid to win La Decima in 2014. The saviour and the captain of the Capital Club earns 10 million euros, and he is the only defender on the top 10 list.


5. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) –  £ 272,000 per week

Luis Suarez
Lusi Suarez, after joining Barcelona has already made him a valuable player. He had won golden shoes last season and is chasing his teammate – Messi – to win it again. He earns 10 million euros.


4. Neymar (Barcelona) -£275,000-per-week

Neymar
Neymar is the best footballer in Brazil and has played key roles in taking Barcelona to the treble two seasons ago. The Brazilian winger earns 8.8 million euros in Barcelona.


3. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – £350,000-per-week

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013 for a world record fee from Tottenham. The fastest player earns 12 million euros and has helped his club in the main tournaments.


2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – £365,000-per-week

La Liga clubs - Lionel Messi
Argentine star is the best players on the planet with 5 Ballon D Or’, and to no surprise, one of the highest paid La Liga players. He has been playing for Barcelona since his childhood. He earns 20 million euros in Spain.


1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) –  £365,000-per-week

Ronaldo highest paid La Liga players
Cristiano Ronaldo, the best player on the planet, moved to his dream club – Real Madrid – in 2009. He has won 4 Ballon d Or till now. He moved to Spain for a world record fee and now gets the highest salary, i.e. 20 million euros.

Read: Highest Paid Premier League Players: Pogba tops the list 

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