Over the years Spanish footballers have seen a big increase in how much they take home every month from their various clubs and club endorsement deals as well as personal business, with one player making as high as $400 million per year.
Of the 10 richest Spanish footballers on our list, only one of them plays outside Barcelona and Real Madrid.
See the current list of the Top 10 richest footballers in Spain 2019 based on our research.
Top 10 Richest Footballers in Spain 2019
10. Ivan Rakitic ($30m)
Ivan Rakitic is a renowned Croatian footballer who plays as a central or attacking midfielder for Spanish club Barcelona and the Croatian national team.
The former Sevilla captain is best known for his vision and versatility. His net worth is estimated to be $30 million.
9. Diego Costa ($40m)
Diego Costa is an aggressive, but talented striker, who plays for Spanish club Atletico Madrid and the Spanish national team.
Noted for his fiery temperament, Costa earns around $11 million per year as a salary from his club Atletico Madrid.
He is also endorsed by Adidas.
8. Gerard Pique ($40m)
Just like Costa, Gerard Pique is one of the richest players in Spain with a net worth of $40m.
Along with his incomes from football, he earns extra cash courtesy endorsement deals with Nike and Laureus Foundations.
Pique is also a fan of fast cars, his automobile collection includes an Aston Martin DB9, a black and white Audi Q7 2014, a Porsche Cayenne, a Mercedes SLK, a black and grey Mercedes SL550 and three Audi sports cars.
7. Karim Benzema ($40m)
Currently playing for La Liga’s Giants -Real Madrid, Karim Benzema is a strong and talented striker – known for his work rate and technical ability.
The Frenchman endorses clothing brands like Nike & Adidas and is undoubtedly one of the highest-paid footballers in the world. His
estimated net worth is $40 million.
6. Sergio Busquets ($45m)
Sergio Busquets is a defensive midfielder best known for his positional sense, calmness, and tactical intelligence.
The Spanish midfielder accumulated his net worth mainly through his salary, while endorsements with Nike and Qatar Airways have also helped him to boost up his net worth.
7. Philippe Coutinho ($60)
The transfer of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool cost Barcelona more than £105m pounds, making him the third most expensive footballer of all time.
The Brazilian earns a significant part of his fortune through endorsements and is linked with big brands like Nike, Pro Evolution Soccer, Nissan and Hugo Boss.
Coutinho is a little magician capable of playing through the middle or the wings. He’s tricky, technically brilliant and scores lovely goals from long range.
4. Luis Suarez ($70m)
The Uruguayan all-time leading goal scorer is a skilled footballer – whose career is composed of both impressive feats and controversies.
Since heading to La Liga from Liverpool, Luis Suarez has had a fruitful time at Barcelona – breaking the Messi-Ronaldo duopoly to win the La Liga top scorer title in 2015-16.
He also has a sponsorship deal with Adidas and has appeared in advertisements for Abitab, Antel, Cablevision, Garnier, Pepsi, and Samsung.
3. Sergio Ramos ($80m)
Sergio Ramos is a Spanish professional footballer, who plays and captains both the Spain National Team and Real Madrid.
At Real, Ramos has established himself as an excellent defender with goal scoring tendency that’s unusual for players in his position.
Like other footballers Ramos owns a couple of houses, worth over $15m and has many luxurious cars in his collection, including Audi, Bentley, Porsche and Range Rover.
2. Gareth Bale ($165m)
Gareth Bale is currently Real’s best-paid player following Cristiano Ronaldo’s summer move to Juventus.
The Welshman is an integral part of Adidas’ marketing plans and also has endorsement deals with companies like Nissan Motor, Lucozade, EA Sports, Konami and Foot Locker.
Bale also owns a luxurious house in Cardiff, Madrid and owns a company called Primesure Limited.
1. Lionel Messi ($400m)
A man that needs no introduction in football fraternity, Lionel Messi is unarguably the most gifted player of his generation. His amazing dribbling skills, goals and assists for Barcelona has earned him the title of “Greatest Footballer”.
Two of his biggest endorsement deals are with Gatorade and Adidas, who he frequently appears in commercials for.
Messi’s wages at Barca is set at £500,000 per week, amounting to a staggering £38.5 million annual salary and his massive worth of $400 million makes him the richest footballer in Spain right now.