Comparing Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid's player wages ahead of the Spanish Super Cup final


Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will go head-to-head on Sunday evening in the final of the Spanish Super Cup, at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 

Real eased past Valencia with a 3-1 win in their semi-final, whilst Atletico had to come from behind to beat a full-strength Barcelona 3-2 on Thursday, with in-form man Angel Correa bagging the winner with only five minutes left. 

The most bitter and eternal rivals on the pitch, Sunday's encounter is sure to provide another feisty and high-quality affair.

Ahead of their much-anticipated clash however, we've looked at the two sides in a slightly different manner, comparing the wages of each of their starting eleven - and seeing just how much of a difference there is between the two sides. 

Real Madrid - Gross Weekly Wages

Goalkeeper - Thibaut Courtois - £230,000

Right back - Dani Carvajal - £150,000

Centre back - Sergio Ramos - £350,000

Centre back - Raphael Varane - £180,000

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Left Back - Marcelo - £350,000

Central midfield - Isco - £230,000

Central midfield - Luka Modric - £325,000

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Central midfield - Toni Kroos - £350,000

Forward - Gareth Bale - £500,000

Forward - Eden Hazard - £550,000

Forward - Karim Benzema - £290,000


Notable Others

Luka Jovic - £360,000

Marco Asensio - £150,000

Vinicius Junior - £90,000

Casemiro - £45,000

Real Madrid Starting Total - £3,505,000-a-week

In a surprise to no-one, Real Madrid's team is full of some of the highest earners in all of world football, with the Los Blancos possessing the highest annual wage bill of any club in Europe. 

Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale's £550,000, and £500,000-a-week deals see them both on some of the largest contracts in professional sports history, whilst £360,000-a-week man Luka Jovic can only find a place on their bench. 

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There are some surprises, however, with key-man Casemiro earning a (comparatively!) pitiful £45,000-a-week, whilst fellow midfielders Isco and Asensio earn almost four and five times that amount respectively. 

Atletico Madrid - Gross Weekly Wages

Goalkeeper - Jan Oblak - £350,000

Right back - Sime Vrsaljko - £90,000


Centre back - Stefan Savic - £78,000

Centre back - Jose Gimenez - £90,000

Left Back - Renan Lodi - £45,000

Left midfield - Koke - £280,000

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Central midfield - Saul Niguez - £208,000

Central midfield - Thomas - £43,000

Right Midfield - Angel Correa - £60,000

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Forward - Joao Felix - £253,000

Forward - Alvaro Morata - £173,000

Notable Others

Diego Costa - £280,000

Vitolo - £185,000

Thomas Lemar - £113,000

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Marcos Llorente  - £20,000

Atletico Madrid Starting Total - £1,670,000-a-week

Perhaps not shockingly again, Atletico's total is dwarfed by their more famous neighbours, but is still high enough to see them possess the eleventh highest total in Europe.

Goalkeeping star Jan Oblak is one of the only players to earn higher than his Real counterpart, although Koke (£280,000-a-week), Saul Niguez (£208,000-a-week) and summer signing Joao Felix (£253,000-a-week) do more than hold their own. 

There may be no place in the team in recent weeks for Diego Costa, but the former Chelsea man still rakes in £280,000-a-week.

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Maybe the biggest shock of all however is found at the bottom of their rankings - Marcos Llorente, signed from Real Madrid in the summer for £35 million, finds himself on just £20,000-a-a week. 

Whilst a pittance compared to some of his teammates, both old and new, we're fairly sure Llorente should still be able to make ends meet. 

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