Budget of the football teams of La Liga in Spain 2018/2019

Squad spending limit* of the Spanish first division 'La Liga' football teams for the season 2018/2019 (in million euros)

by Fernando Forte, last edited Jun 27, 2019
Budget of the football teams of La Liga in Spain 2018/2019 The budget limit for FC Barcelona was set at approximately 633 million euros during the 2018/2019 session. Spain’s two most popular football squads – Real Madrid and FC Barcelona – are also well known around the world both for their success and the hefty salaries of their members. To pay for those salaries, teams have budgets for which they need to set certain limitations. Real Madrid’s budget was the second with the most flexibility, with up to 566.53 million euros.
Spain’s football clubs have the world’s most expensive players

Looking at the abovementioned figures it will come as no surprise that some Spanish football teams not only made the global list of best paid players, but also topped it with its two flagship clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Football Club Barcelona led the list of highest salaries per player in La Liga at 13.76 million U.S. dollars in 2017/18. Real Madrid ranked second, with its average player earning approximately 10.64 million U.S. dollars that year. Other football squads that appeared on the list were Atlético de Madrid and Valencia, with 8.1 million euros and 3.76 million euros respectively.

The Spanish Liga

The Spanish top division football – commonly known as La Liga among fans – is the Spanish 20-team league system followed by millions in Spain and other countries. The list of top ten scorers of the 2018/2019 season was led by FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, with a whopping 36 points. With a tie of 21 scores, Real Madrid’s Benzema and FC Barcelona’s Luis Suárez ranked second on the list. During the season, the most common result was 1-1, which was registered on 50 occasions. The scores 1-0 and 2-2 ranked second and third, with 41 and 38 occasions respectively.
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Squad spending limit* of the Spanish first division 'La Liga' football teams for the season 2018/2019 (in million euros)

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Squad spending limit in millions of euros
FC Barcelona632.97
Real Madrid C.F.566.53
Club Atlético de Madrid293
Valencia C.F.164.68
Sevilla FC162.78
Villarreal C.F.109.13
Real Betis97.11
Athletic Bilbao87.87
Real Sociedad80.81
RCD Espanyol56.77
CD Leganés52.86
Levante UD52.37
RC Celta de Vigo50.97
S.D. Eibar41.26
Getafe C.F.39.24
Deportivo Alavés39.19
Girona FC36.76
Rayo Vallecano de Madrid33.08
S.D. Huesca29.33
Real Valladolid C.F.23.88
Squad spending limit in millions of euros
FC Barcelona632.97
Real Madrid C.F.566.53
Club Atlético de Madrid293
Valencia C.F.164.68
Sevilla FC162.78
Villarreal C.F.109.13
Real Betis97.11
Athletic Bilbao87.87
Real Sociedad80.81
RCD Espanyol56.77
CD Leganés52.86
Levante UD52.37
RC Celta de Vigo50.97
S.D. Eibar41.26
Getafe C.F.39.24
Deportivo Alavés39.19
Girona FC36.76
Rayo Vallecano de Madrid33.08
S.D. Huesca29.33
Real Valladolid C.F.23.88
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by Fernando Forte, last edited Jun 27, 2019
The budget limit for FC Barcelona was set at approximately 633 million euros during the 2018/2019 session. Spain’s two most popular football squads – Real Madrid and FC Barcelona – are also well known around the world both for their success and the hefty salaries of their members. To pay for those salaries, teams have budgets for which they need to set certain limitations. Real Madrid’s budget was the second with the most flexibility, with up to 566.53 million euros.
Spain’s football clubs have the world’s most expensive players

Looking at the abovementioned figures it will come as no surprise that some Spanish football teams not only made the global list of best paid players, but also topped it with its two flagship clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Football Club Barcelona led the list of highest salaries per player in La Liga at 13.76 million U.S. dollars in 2017/18. Real Madrid ranked second, with its average player earning approximately 10.64 million U.S. dollars that year. Other football squads that appeared on the list were Atlético de Madrid and Valencia, with 8.1 million euros and 3.76 million euros respectively.

The Spanish Liga

The Spanish top division football – commonly known as La Liga among fans – is the Spanish 20-team league system followed by millions in Spain and other countries. The list of top ten scorers of the 2018/2019 season was led by FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, with a whopping 36 points. With a tie of 21 scores, Real Madrid’s Benzema and FC Barcelona’s Luis Suárez ranked second on the list. During the season, the most common result was 1-1, which was registered on 50 occasions. The scores 1-0 and 2-2 ranked second and third, with 41 and 38 occasions respectively.
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