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Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in 2015

Football is a game of passion; it’s a game of thrill yet excitement. All across the globe the game has earn immense popularity and it is liked by the huge masses of people. In fact Football is considered as the ‘Most popular Sport’ around the world.

The players, the managers and the assistants, the physios and many others contribute to build a team and various football clubs are formed. Each of these clubs comprise of players belonging to different countries, teams, and they step onto the field to compete with each other.

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Today Sporty ghost will focus on the list of Top 10 richest football clubs in 2014. So, just relax and scroll down to have a sneak peak of this list of richest football clubs in 2014.

Top 10 richest football clubs in 2014

10. Liverpool (England)

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Liverpool is a famous football club in England, commonly known as “The Reds”. After establishing 122 years ago, Liverpool F.C is one of the most successful football clubs in England. It remains at no 10 position on our list of top 10 richest football clubs in 2014 with a value of $691 million.

In the 2012/13 season its revenue was $313 million and the operating income was $61 million. The last English Premier League season of 2013/14 made the club qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2008/09.

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9. Juventus (Italy)

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Juventus football club, Fidanzata d’Italia (The Girlfriend of Italy), is the most successful and historic club worldwide. Overall the club have won 56 official titles in the national and international stage, more than any other clubs in Italy. Current value of Juventus is $850 million. In the year 2012/13, the revenue was $354 million.

In the same year the operating income was $66 million. Its not the all of Juventus’s achievement. They have won second consecutive domestic League title and also reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League gathering $85 million more among the top football teams. Juventus remains at 9th position in our list of Top 10 richest football clubs in 2014.

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8. A.C Milan (Italy)

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A.C Milan is the second most successful club in world football in terms of international trophies along with Boca Juniors. The current value of A.C Milan is $856 million and in 2012/13 season with the revenue of $343 million and an operating income of $47 million, it remains in No. 8 position on our list.

However the owner Silvio Berlusconi is thinking to sell a minority stake in the club for raising the fund to build a new stadium.

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7. Manchester City (England)

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In 2008, the club was purchased by the Abu Dhabi United Group and has become one of the wealthiest football clubs around the world. They are capable enough to buy quality players from different countries in order to win trophies. The following year, The Citizens won the Premier League title, their first for 44 years.

The club is valued $863 million currently and has remained at 7th on our list. Manchester city has gathered revenue of $411 million with an operating loss of $18 million in the year of 2012/13.

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6. Chelsea (England)

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Since July 2003, the English football club Chelsea, commonly known as “The Blues” has been owned by Russian multimillionaire Roman Abramovich. With a current value of $868 million, Chelsea has gained 6th place in the list of Top 10 richest football clubs in 2014.

For the year of 2012/13 the club had a revenue of $394 million and operating income of $61 million. Other than this, their 10 year-contract with Adidas on kits was worth about $450 million!

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5. Arsenal (England)

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Arsenal has one of the highest incomes and largest fanbases in the world. According to Forbes’s 2014 estimation, “the Gunners” was valued by $1.33 billion. The club’s revenue remains $370 million and operating income is $38 million.

In 2012/13 season, Arsenal was qualified for the UEFA Champions League for 16th consecutive year and departed the tournament at the round of 16 for the third consecutive year. Rank 5 has been listed for The gunners on our list.

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4. Bayern Munich (Germany)

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Bayern Munich is one of the most successful European football Clubs internationally. With 23 titles Bayern has been the dominant club in German football. The current value of Bayern Munich is $1.85 billion.

For the year 2012-13, it’s revenue was $561 million and the operating income for the same year was $122 million. Bayern Munich is the second-biggest sports club in the world in terms of membership with 262,077 officially registered members.

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3. Manchester United (England)

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Manchester United is one of the most widely supported football teams in the world. Current value of Man U is $2.81 billion. With the annual revenue of $551 million, Manchester United is the third richest club on our list.

Their operating income remained $165 million. After an unsuccessful last season, Louis Van Gaal took the responsibility of this club. Lets see what magic will the Dutch coach do…

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2. Barcelona (Spain)

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With a winning of overall 82 official titles, Barcelona is the most successful club in Spain. On December 2009, Barcelona was ranked first in the ‘All-Time Club World Ranking’ by IFFHS. In Spain, the club has a long standing rivalry with Real Madrid and the matches between them are referred as “El Classico”.

FC Barcelona having a current value of $3.2 billion stand at No 2 position on our list of richest football clubs. The club’s revenue was $627 million while the operating income was $154 million in the year of 2012/13. Now, Barcelona are planning to expand their Camp Nou stadium to a capacity of 105,000 from 99,000. The expansion cost will be $800 million.

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1. Real Madrid ( Spain)

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Now , here we are, the most valuable and richest of all football club. It’s Real Madrid. With a current value of $3.44 billion, Real Madrid is leading our list of Top 10 richest football club in 2014. In the year,2012/13 the club a revenue of $675 million with $172 million operative income.

Real Madrid have established themselves as one of the major force in both Spanish and European football. The club was named “ Best European Club of the 20th Century” by IFFHS. In 2013/14 season, Real Madrid owned UEFA Champions League title for the tenth times. Yes, Real Madrid is the club of honor and glory.

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Champions League: Olympiakos Stuns Atletico Madrid in Athens

Olympiakos Piraeus secured a surprise 3-2 victory last night. Unbelievably their opponent was last year’s Champions League runners-up Atletico Madrid. It was quite a dream start for the Greek Champions.

Olympiakos went ahead on 13 minutes at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium. The young French defender Arthur Masuaku found space for a low shot.

The hosts got advantage just after the half hour mark. This time Ibrahim Afellay doubled the score for them.

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Seven minutes before halftime, Atletico Madrid’s Mario Mandzukic pulled a goal back. But again the visitors had to fall behind. Kostas Mitroglou got strike at the 73rd minute for Olympiakos. It was his only goal for last ten months.

Just before the last four minutes, Atletico substitute Antoine Griezmann set up another tense finish. It was quite a close-range strike for him. But late enough, as Michel’s team clung on for victory.

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The match opening was a little tentative. Olympiakos went ahead from the first clean chance. Alejandro Dominguez’s short corner was teed up by Afellay for Masuaku. Then just outside the area, Masuaku had to beat Jan Oblak with a superb low strike.

Atletico Madrid fought back sometimes. But striker Mandzukic was wasteful in front of the bar. The La Liga Champions were punished against the run of play. And thereafter, Afellay put the hosts 2-0 ahead.

Dominguez showed a determined run for the goal. Mitroglou just dummied his pass then. Afellay had to finish into the bottom corner clinically.

Suddenly Mandzukic found the target. Atletico clawed their way back into the match. Cristian Ansaldi provided the precise cross head the ball home. Eric Abidal was there, but Mandzukic perfected to escape his attention.

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The hosts restored their two goal lead. This time again Mitroglou. He just superbly controlled Pajtim Kasim’s cross and swiveled past Oblak from close range.

Last time he scored at the World Cup playoff against Romania. That was last November and he was playing for Greece.

Substitute Griezmann struck from Koke’s superb cross. The final few minutes were real nervy. But still the hosts held on to claim the points and celebrations following the final whistle.

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Pepe Injury: Updates on present status and return

For the last few games, Real Madrid has proven their shaky defense. And now they are going to receive another minor blow. Real Madrid Star and Portuguese center-back succumbed to a muscle problem. He has already missed the tricky away game against Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga last night.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that the defender was going to miss the match due to muscle fatigue. The 31 year old’s place was taken by the young French central defender Raphael Varane. May be that another cause, Pepe’s loss needn’t be a particularly damaging blow for Real.

Pepe definitely could offer more experience. He is a genuine uncompromising streak fierce to make any attacker cringe. But at the same time he is part of that defense which was breached easily in last three games.

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Unfortunately Real Madrid had to admit seven goals that time. All involved with the squad just felt the necessity of improving the back. May be Varane is a key choice for that kind of improvement. Though he is not a regular at the squad. But Pepe injury got this chance for his talent.

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No matter if he plays regular or not. Madrid got to sign another new deal with the French international to keep away from other club’s reach. Real Madrid is committed to protect one of their future stars.

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The 21-year-old France international moved to Bernabeu from Lens in 2011. At that time he got the six year deal with the club. Since then he had made a complete 74 appearances. Undoubtedly he got several other clubs interest. Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea is among them.

But Pepe Injury reminds Madrid that they have to keep the talent. Probably Real Madrid is going to add another three years to his existing contract in Bernabeu.

Real Madrid mostly had to rely on Pepe and Sergio Ramos. And now Ancelotti endorsed Varane’s importance.

“He is a Real Madrid player, he is young and we need him. We will help him”

“I always say that we have Ramos and Pepe, two of the best defenders in the world”

As per Real Madrid, Varane has to seize the limited chances to impress. Pepe Injury confirms that his aged legs are going to be rested ahead of La Liga tilt. Unfortunately Madrid have two actions in four days.

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The last night Coruna trip was a satisfying event for the Real Madrid fans in last few weeks. Next, Ancelotti’s men have to host Elche in Bernabeu. Hope, Pepe Injury will not make suffer the team anymore.

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MANU Transfer News: Mats Hummels, Mario Mandzukic Transfer Rumors

Manchester United could be welcoming Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels and Atletico Madrid’s Mario Mandzukic to Old Trafford this summer. According to talkSPORT, Mats Hummels is kind of pondering his future at Dortmund following the departure of manager Jurgen Klopp and wants to leave this summer.

Borussia Dortmund had a difficult season in Bundesliga. They will not feature in the Champions league next season because of their poor performance this summer. The sales of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski is consecutive summers weakened Borussia Dortmund while on the other hand it strengthened the rival Bayern Munich in German Bundesliga.

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Mats Hummels would reportedly set his value at £20 million for Manchester United, but for a player of his caliber, that price is more than worth it for the United. The Germany international, Hummels is a vast experienced player. He always performs outstandingly on the biggest stage of football. He came into the football through Bayern Munich youth academy. He joined his current club, Borussia Dortnund on loan in January 2008 and officially signed in 2009 for €4 million. He won two league titles and finished as runner-up in 2012-13 UEFA Champions league for the Borussia Dortmund.

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He is playing for the German international team since 2010. Hummels has earned over 30 caps and represented Germany at Euro 2012 and 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The center-back is also an effective defender and would certainly improve the quality of Manchester United’s back line. Despite Dortmund’s struggle in Bundesliga, Hummels won 61% of his duels for his team, which also includes 70% of his aerial battles and successfully dribbled past an opponent 20 times in 28 attempts. The performance is quite impressive indeed. The 26-year-old central defender is a solid defender who is very much comfortable with the ball. He would be a great asset for the Red Devils’ uninspiring defense. Hummels should be considered as a must-buy for the Manchester United.

Up front, The Red Devils would be very much keen to add Mario Mandzukic in this summer of tranfer window. Mandzukic has shown much potential in this season of La Liga. He netted a total 21 goals in his debut season with Atletico Madrid. ManU are negotiating an £18.1 million transfer deal for the Croatian striker. He is a prolific goal scorer with a great defensive and aerial power. While in Bayern Munich, he won three trophies in his first season with the team, including the Champions League. Mandzukic became the first Croat to score in the Champions league final with Bayern.

He participated in two major competitions for Croatia, 2012 EURO and 2014 FIFA World Cup. Mandzukic was awarded the Croatian Footballer of the Year both in 2012 and 2013.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone spoke on Mandzukic’s exit from the Vicente Calderon,

“He annoys me easily, that’s the fact. He is a great player indeed and a decent lad. He himself is down about not maintaining the form he displayed up until this season.”

The Croatian striker netted 21 goals for Atletico Madrid and laid on five assists in all competitions during his debut season with the Spanish club. However, Mandzukic went on a significant dry spell in the last half of the season in La Liga.

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Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is desperate in need of more firepower up front as Robin Van Persie continues to declines with age and Radamel Falcao has returned to his old club FC Monaco. The 29-year-old Mandzukic would be a fine squad player for the Red Devils, but they will not want to be in the position where they are relying on him to fire them to win the premier league title next season.

The Atletico striker is powerful in the air and excels at holding the ball up. But, Manchester United lack the pace in forward areas which they are currently lacking. This deficit caused Van Gaal to play Angel Di Maria out of his natural position or experiment with youngster James Wilson last season in Premier league. Mario Mandzukic can’t be considered as an attractive proposition in this case, given his age and playing style.

On the other hand, Mats Hummels should be brought into the old trafford whatever the cost is. The classy midfielder cum defender would add leadership and solidity to United’s shaky defense line and his purchase would be a bold step for Van Gaal towards returning to the air of invulnerability, that they enjoyed under the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Barcelona vs Granada CF: Messi, Neymar Take Plaudits and Defense proves worthy deal

Prior to the last match on Saturday, Granada had conceded only four goals throughout the season. But Barcelona probably have welcomed them in a different way to Camp Nou.

The Catalans have showed that the forward line were straight back in the groove. Six unanswered goals were really something celebrating for them after the last performance against Malaga in midweek.

This day their attack was truly like the Barcelona play. It was something that can be described in words like quick and sharp pass and move. That simple pattern of play proved effective for the Barcelona side.

Undoubtedly Neymar and Messi will take all the headlines. Neymar had his second hat-trick for the club. And Messi with two goals and two assists have showed that he has again started to enjoy the game. But scratching the last game a little deeper, we can be acknowledged about area of Barcelona’s play.

Seven clean sheets in all competitions since the start of the season is a frankly astonishing statistic for the Catalans. Another notable thing is, Gerard Pique was left out for three of the seven games.

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For now a time Luis Enrique can afford such a luxury. The step forward Mr. Jeremy Mathieu has proved to be everything that Barcelona have been looking for in a central defender.

He is such strong in tackle with immaculate timing, quick across the ground and fearsome aerial presence. He is providing that kind of impact like no one is anymore focusing on his age.

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Result:

Barcelona(6) – Granada CF(0)

Indeed, it would be fair to assume that most supporters will be wondering who will partner Mathieu at the heart of the back line. The ex-Valencia man has shown that much impact!!

Thomas Vermaelen is now fit and ready to make his mark for the Catalans. There have been too many rumors of Pique sale to Manchester United. But it may not be too wide off the mark this time.

This Barcelona is absolutely different from the last season. That time they were anything but defensively sound.

Now we can acknowledge that Luis Enrique’s purchases have been studious. His well-researched buys have been worthy for the Catalans so far.

No can surely think of arguing with a manager who takes his team to Paris on the last day of September with goalkeepers who are yet to pluck the ball from the net!!!

While Mathieu was the standout exponent on the night, Javier Mascherano provided a more-than-able sidekick. This kind of pairing may had been Lucho’s first choice, he was searching for.

Dani Alves’ volleyed pass for Messi’s first goal was poetry in motion. This only touch can claim his being worth the admission fee.

Adriano on the left side did what was necessary. Actually all four gave the front six the platform from which to go on and provide Barcelona’s best team performance for the La Liga season so far.

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Top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga 2015-2016

Liga BBVA, commonly known as La Liga was founded in the year of 1929. In other words, it is officially known as the Primera Division of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (LFP). It has been the strongest league in Europe for the past five years and more (with respect to UEFA’s League coefficient system). Twenty teams are permitted to participate in this division. The lowest three teams are selected to be relegated at the end of the season. La Liga is considered as the second most watched football league in the world after Barclays Premier League (English Premier League).

This particular premier division has always been lauded for its technique visibly nonexistent physicality and flair. La Liga has also been criticized for its predictability and a two horse race competition. Real Madrid and Barcelona, this two teams have won the Spanish first division in the past nine years. But hopefully the equations of Liga champions may be changing in Spain due to the rise of a certain Atletico Madrid last season.

La Liga has always produced some fine footballers. Guardiola and Romário in the 90’s, Zidane – Beckham and Ronaldinho in the 2000’s and at present times amazing football superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Iniesta and Gareth Bale are playing right here in La Liga.

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And as always, quality players mean quality salaries for those brilliant individuals. There are uncountable highly paid soccer players playing in La Liga every season.

Top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga:

Let’s take a look at the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga. Mostly highest paid footballers in La Liga are found within the two horses, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

10. Xavi Hernandez

 

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Present Club: FC Barcelona

Position: central midfielder

Earnings: $9.36 million per year

Xavi Hernandez, known as the master of passes, plays for the Spanish national team and FC Barcelona. He joined through the youth ranks of La Masia and gradually taken to the first team of Barcelona. His professional debut came in 1997. He played regularly in Spain’s U17, U18, U20, U21 and U23 football teams. Finally Xavi made it to the senior side in 2000.

Xavi also represented the Catalonia’s national team. He is the 1st player to register assists in 2 separate Euro finals and also the lone goal in the 2008 final. With 2 assists in the final 4 years later. With more than 25 trophies Xavi can be decided the maximum trophy winner among the Spanish players in history.

He created countless goals with genius ball handling while never relinquishing possession technique. Xavi’s abnormally good vision, world-class ball control and pinpoint accurate passing ability allowed him to dictate the flow of football. The assist king, the number 10 highest paid footballer in La Liga currently earns an estimated total wages of €6.9 million ($9.36 million) per year at FC Barcelona.

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9. Marcelo

 

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Present Club: Real Madrid

Position: left back

Earnings: $9.45 million per year

Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior, known as Marcelo is often Likened to Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos for his technical ability, fierce shot and good passing. The Brazilian plays for Spanish Capital Club Real Madrid.

Marcelo started playing with Fluminense and was sold to Real Madrid in January 2007. He is also praised for representing Brazil in different youth levels: U-17, U-20 and U-23. He made it to the senior side in 2006.

Marcelo can be considered as another perfect example of a traditional Brazilian left-back with great offensive play ability. He has outstanding dribbling skills and tricks. The Real Madrid Star, commonly known as the opponent’s terror is right now the 9th of the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga. He earns an estimated total wages of €6.98 million ($9.45 million) per year at Real Madrid.

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8. Dani Alves

 

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Present Club: FC Barcelona

Position: right back

Earnings: $9.5 million per year

Another Brazilian defender, Daniel Alves plays for FC Barcelona and loves to attack. He also plays for the Brazilian National team.

Alves started his professional career at Esporte Clube Bahia. He was moved to Sevilla in 2002, primarily on a temporary basis and then permanently. He stayed six years at the club and then joined FC Barcelona in the summer of 2008 for €32.5 million transfer fee.

The Brazilian superstar made his international debut in 2006. Probably his favorite hobby is to torment opposition’s left flank with his right winger. As being a regular member of Barcelona’s starting XI, Dani Alves currently earns around €7 million ($9.5 million) per year at Barcelona. Another defender at the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga.

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7. Karim Benzema

 

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Present Club: Real Madrid

Position: striker

Earnings: $9.6 million per year

One of the “BBC” attack of Real Madrid, Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French footballer who plays as a striker. The former French youth international has also represented his nation from under-17 level onwards. The under-17 team won the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship. Karim Benzema made his senior international debut in March 2007.

He has earned over 65 caps and represented France at three major international tournaments. The French international shows tremendous intelligence and foresight to make runs off the ball. He is not just a box poacher. And he is not even necessarily expecting to receive possession but purposely creating spaces for his wide forwards to exploit centrally.

Benzema has proven himself to be a key figure in front of the goal. He has already scored 17 times in La Liga and also nine notable assists. Now a time there are not many “pure” forwards in the league who can match Benzema’s rate of 1.8 key passes per game. Probably this the indication of his being 7th at the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga 2016. He has an estimated earnings of $9.6 million per year from Real Madrid.

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6. Andres Iniesta

 

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Present Club: FC Barcelona

Position: central midfielder

Earnings: $9.8 million per year

Andrés Iniesta Luján, commonly known as Andres Iniesta is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Spain national team as a central midfielder.

He is another player who came through La Masia (Barcelona Youth Academy) after an early emigration from his birthplace. Iniesta made his debut in 2002 at the age of 18. Very soon he became an integral part of the Barcelona side in 2009 and probably that was the only time a club has achieved six titles in one season.

Iniesta showed his very best form in big games, ever since he joined the Catalan’s side. On the ball, there are few players in world football (never mind in La Liga) who can match Iniesta’s ability to beat defenders in restricted territory. Undoubtedly he is one of the greatest midfielders of his generation, Andres Iniesta is considered the sixth of the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga. His estimated wages are around $9.8 million per year from FC Barcelona.

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5. Neymar

 

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Present Club: FC Barcelona

Position: forward / winger

Earnings: $10 million per year

Neymar is an electric and explosive player of the present generation. He plays for Spanish side FC Barcelona and the Brazilian national team.

He started his professional career joining Santos youth academy in 2003 and rose through the ranks to the first team. He made his professional debut in 2009. Neymar also represented Brazil in U17, U20 and U23 levels and made his senior National Team debut in 2010. Now a days he is seen representing the Brazil National Team.

FC Barcelona paid €57 million to sign him in the summer of 2013. Neymar is quite a complete package of dribbling, acceleration, finishing and the ability to use both feet. He has easily become an important member of FC Barcelona. The number 5 of the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga currently earns an estimated wages of $10 million per year from Barcelona.

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4. Iker Casillas

 

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Present Club: Real Madrid

Position: goalkeeper

Earnings: $10.17 million per year

Iker Casillas plays for and captains both La Liga club Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. He can be undoubtedly considered as one of the finest goalkeepers of all time.

Casillas joined Real Madrid at youth level. And then gradually he made his debut in 1998-99. He had always been the first choice keeper until the January arrival of Diego last year. Iker Casillas also represented Spain at U15, U16, U17, U18, U20 and U21 levels.

The most capped player of all time for the Spanish national team, Casillas made his senior debut in 2000. He captained the Spanish national team to two Euro Cups and a World Cup. Despite not being regular for both the Champions league and La Liga, Casillas is still one of the top goalkeepers in world and earns €7.5 million ($10.17 million) per year, which in turn makes him the 4th of the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga. And the only goalkeeper for the highest paid soccer players list.

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3. Lionel Messi

 

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Present Club: FC Barcelona

Position: forward

Earnings: $21.7 million per year

What more is there to say about a four-time Ballon d’Or winner? Lionel Messi is arguably the best player in the world, who plays for FC Barcelona and is skipper of the Argentina national team. He is also another player from Barca’s youth academy La Masia. He joined as a young player from Newell’s Old Boys.

After rising through the ranks, Messi became an inevitable part of Barcelona first team. Messi had represented Argentina in U20 and U23 action and made his senior debut in 2005. He also represented the Argentina National Team in the FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil.

Intially a left winger, Messi was moved to right wing by then Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard. As he needed to cut in and finish using his left foot. This turned out to be a very effective move as his goal tally increased tremendously. And then Pep Guardiola gave him a free role, namely ‘false 9’.

The total Barcelona team is built around him. The record breaking and history making footballer of this age, Lionel Messi currently earns an estimated wages of €16 million ($21.7 million) a year from the Catalan club. Right now he is at the 2nd position of the list of top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga.

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2. Gareth Bale

 

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Present Club: Real Madrid

Position: winger

Earnings: $25.7 million per year

Gareth Bale is one of the most expensive footballers in history. The Welsh International plays for the Spanish Capital Club Real Madrid. Bale started as a regular of Wales’ U17, U19 and U21 sides. He made it onto the national team in 2006.

After starting out his professional career at Southampton in 2006, he was signed in Tottenham Hotspur for an eventual £7 million in 2007. Though starting as a left back, Bale was moved further forward to utilize his speed and crossing ability. After a prolific scoring season in 2012-13, Gareth Bale got his dream move to Real Madrid with €100 million record transfer fees.

A footballer with tremendous speed, exceptional physical qualities and with a great left foot, Bale is making £15.6 million ($25.7 million) per year at Real Madrid. He is considered as the 2nd highest paid footballer in Liga BBVA.

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1. Cristiano Ronaldo

 

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Present Club: Real Madrid

Position: forward

Earnings: $28.5 million per year

One of the most prolific goal scorers of his generation, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Spanish giants Real Madrid and captains the Portuguese national team.

Ronaldo Started out his career as a youth player with Andorinha and joining C.D. Nacional. Afterwards he stepped onto his professional career at Sporting Club de Portugal. The English powerhouse Manchester United signed him for €15 million in the year 2003. Finally, Real Madrid made him the most expensive footballer in history at that time when they bought him for €94 million in summer of 2009.

Cristiano Ronaldo has represented Portugal at U17, U20, U21, U23 and senior levels. After the national team debut in 2003, Cristiano captained Portugal National Team since July, 2008. Unbelievable but true that he scores more than a goal per game for his current club. He is also the top goal scorer of his country.

Lauded for his finishing, pace, dribbling, positioning and his passing and crossing ability, Ronaldo can be proclaimed as the Commander In Chief at Real Madrid. Currently Cristiano receives around €21 million ($28.5 million) salary per year from Real Madrid. Undoubtedly he is the highest paid footballer in La Liga for the year 2015-2016..

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Granada (0) vs Real Madrid (4); another impressive win for Carlo Ancelotti’s side

Granada 1st XI:  

Roberto – Nyom – Babin – Murillo – J. Carlos – Foulquier – Iturra – Eddy – Sissoko – Cordoba – Success

Real Madrid 1st XI:

Casillas – Pepe – Ramos – Ronaldo – Kroos – Benzema – James – Marcelo – Carvajal – Modric – Isco

 

 

1st goal at 2’ – C. Ronaldo; assist – K. Benzema

2nd goal at 31’ – J. Rodriguez; assist – K. Benzema

3rd goal at 54’ – K. Benzema; assist – C. Ronaldo

4th goal at 87’ – J. Rodriguez; assist – C. Ronaldo

 

Fresh off their El Clasico win against FC Barcelona, Madrid men picked up right where they left off against Granada CF.

And again, C. Ronaldo scored yet another goal just at the 2nd minute of the game. J. Rodriguez was another unstoppable and incredible this evening, added two for the Los Blancos. Striker K. Benzema also added the third shortly after half time.

 

Granada (0) vs Real Madrid (4); as it happened:

A brilliant start saw Cristiano Ronaldo give the European champions 1st lead. Just after two minutes of the game, Cristiano slotted out the ground. James added the second, 15 minutes before the break.

Karim Benzema found the net shortly after the half-time. While, Marcelo was denied by the crossbar four minutes later. Finally Rodriguez took advantage of a defensive mix-up to poke home a fourth.

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Real Madrid (4) – Granada (0)

The result represents Real’s 11th consecutive win in all competitions.

On the contrary, Granada had to admit their fifth defeat in six games.

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Barcelona Players Salary 2014-15 (Barcelona Players Wages)

Luis Suarez is the last biggest transfer for Barcelona. Suarez has signed a 5 year contract with a weekly salary of around 200,000 GBP in Barcelona. This is the same salary he was getting at Liverpool. But, probably he will be having a lot other clauses that can boost his earnings definitely.

Naymar was signed last year and he is 4th highest paid player in Barcelona ranks. Currently Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and Pique all earn more than the sensational forward. His yearly salary is published around Euros 7 Million. Neymar was signed from Santos in June 2013 for 2nd most expensive Transfer in Barcelona history. His contract remains until 2018 with Barcelona.

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Here we are trying to present you a very carefully researched wage list of 2014-15 Barcelona team. As the clauses in the contracts are never disclosed, so the players salary list cannot be assured 100% accurate. But tried our best research on each Barcelona Players from sources like – BBC, Guardian, MARCA and CNN.

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Barcelona Players Salary 2014-2015:

The La Liga Champions Barcelona have bought so many of the biggest names in soccer. So many legendary players with great amount of salary played in this Spanish Club. And present day performers are also found here to help them at the toughest fights in La Liga and Champions League.

Here is the complete list of FC Barcelona Players salary 2014-2015 and their contract expiry dates. One thing to be noted that the Barcelona players wages are presented here on weekly basis.

Let’s find, who is the highest paid player in Barcelona squad?

 

FC Barcelona Players Salary list for 2014-2015 –

Defenders and Goalkeepers

Player Age Wages (weekly) Remaining contract
Marc-André ter Stegen 22 £55,000 5 Years (2019)
Claudio Bravo 31 £33,500 4 Years (2018)
Jordi Masip 25 3 Years (2017)
Gerard Piqué 27 £120,000 5 Years (2019)
Javier Mascherano 30 £100,000 4 Years (2018)
Jérémy Mathieu 30 £90,000 4 Years (2018)
Marc Bartra 23 3 Years (2017)
Jordi Alba 25 £75,000 3 Years (2017)
Adriano 29 £60,000 3 Years (2017)
Martín Montoya 23 £14,000 4 Years (2018)
Dani Alves 31 £120,000 1 Year (2015)
Thomas Vermaelen 29 3.64 million GBP 1 Year (2015)
Douglas Pereira dos Santos 24 5 Years (2019)

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FC Barcelona Players Salary list for 2014-2015 –

Midfielders

Player Age Wages (weekly) Remaining contract
Sergio Busquets 26 £66,500 4 Years (2018)
Andrés Iniesta 30 £130,000 4 Years (2018)
Ivan Rakitic 26 £75,000 5 Years (2019)
Sergi Roberto 22 1 Year (2015)
Xavi 34 £130,000 2 Years (2016)
Rafinha 21 £37,500 2 Years (2016)

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FC Barcelona Players Salary list for 2014-2015 –

Forwards

Player Age Wages (weekly) Remaining contract
Neymar 22 £150,000 4 Years (2018)
Pedro 27 £60,000 2 Years (2016)
Gerard Deulofeu 20 £20,000 3 Years (2017)
Lionel Messi 27 £256,000 (after Tax) 4 Years (2018)
Luis Suárez   27 £200,000 5 Years (2019)

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