The craziest salaries in Ligue 1


By: Manu Tournoux

Locomotive of the French championship, Paris Saint-Germain dominates Ligue 1 with 59 points on the clock. Well on its way to retaining its national title, the capital club also sits at the top of a ranking of the highest salaries in L1 (they are all given in gross). Like every year at the same time, The Team revealed the emoluments of the 30 highest paid players in France. Unsurprisingly, we find several PSG players in this ranking. There are 18 of them in the top 30, including 10 in the first 10 places. On the first step of the podium, we find Kylian Mbappé.

PSG pays its players very well

The 25-year-old striker earns 6 million euros gross per month. He is the highest paid footballer in L1 by a long way, after the departures of Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi, who occupied 2nd and 3rd place respectively last year. Currently, Ousmane Dembélé and Marquinhos are second with a gross monthly salary of €1.12 million. To complete this 100% Parisian podium, we find Lucas Hernandez (€1.11M) Then come Milan Skriniar (€1.1M), Gianluigi Donnarumma (€849,500), Marco Asensio (€831,000), Randal Kolo Muani ( €750,000) and Achraf Hakimi (€738,600).

Finally, more surprisingly, Nordi Mukiele occupies 10th place in the ranking with €700,000 per month. He earns more than Bradley Barcola (€550,000) or Gonçalo Ramos, far away with his monthly €443,500. The Portuguese striker earns less money than Layvin Kurzawa, who earns €500,000 per month. The left back only played 9 minutes this season on October 21 against Strasbourg. The match is expensive! If we put PSG aside, the best paid players in L1 are Wissam Ben Yedder and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Monegasque and the Marseillais receive €650,000 gross per month.

Surprising salaries

Still at OM, Joaquin Correa's salary, which is a flop at the moment, is enough to make one cringe. He is the second highest paid player at the club with Geoffrey Kondogbia and Jordan Veretout. All three receive €450,000 per month. On the OL side, no surprise since captain Alexandre Lacazette is the leader of the ranking. A place he shares with Nemanja Matic. They receive €500,000 monthly. Jake O'Brien is very far from the mark. The defender receives “only” 40,000 euros per month. He is the lowest paid holder in Lyon. Same observation for Leny Yoro, paid €35,000 per month in Lille.

Samuel Umtiti, who only played 13 games, is better paid with a salary of €150,000. He is the 4th highest paid player in the squad. On the Lorient side, the bets Tiémoué Bakayoko and Benjamin Mendy, who receive €120,000 each, are not paying off for the moment. André Ayew did not link his return to France to money. Recruited by the HAC, the former Olympique de Marseille player receives around €30,000 per month. This is a little less than Pierre-Lees Melou and Marco Bizot, who are the best paid in Brest (€80,000). Second in L1, the French club proves that with good ideas and without paying millions, you can obtain good results.

The ranking of the 30 highest paid L1 players (gross monthly salary)

1: Kylian Mbappé (PSG) €6 million
2: Ousmane Dembélé (PSG) €1.12 million
= Marquinhos (PSG) €1.12 million
4: Lucas Hernandez (PSG) €1.11 million
5: Milan Skriniar (PSG) €1.1 million
6: Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG) €849,500
7: Marco Asensio (PSG) €831,000
8: Randal Kolo Muani (PSG) €750,000
9: Achraf Hakimi (PSG) €738,600
10: Nordi Mukiele (PSG) €700,000
11: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (OM) €650,000
= Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco) €650,000
13: Presnel Kimpembe (PSG) €640,000
14: Keylor Navas (PSG) €572,600
15: Bradley Barcola (PSG) €550,000
16: Layvin Kurzawa (PSG) €500,000
= Alexandre Lacazette (OL) €500,000
= Nemanja Matic (OL) €500,000
19: Geoffrey Kondogbia (OM) €450,000
= Jordan Veretout (OM) €450,000
= Joaquin Correa (OM) €450,000
22: Gonçalo Ramos (PSG) €443,500
23: Fabian Ruiz (PSG) €434,200
24: Manuel Ugarte (PSG) €412,100
25: Carlos Soler (PSG) €400,000
= Corentin Tolisso (OL) €400,000
= Dejan Lovren (OL) €400,000
28: Isamaïla Sarr (OM) €390,000
29: Saïd Benrahma (OL) €350,000
= Anthony Lopes (OL) €350,000

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