The Envy-Inducing Numbers Behind The Brazil Players Salaries
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Brazilian soccer players are like American basketball players — no matter where in the world there’s a professional soccer team, there’s likely to be a Brazilian playing for it. Brazil players salaries range from the lowest leagues to the highest-paid players in the world.
The best of the thousands of professional Brazilian soccer players make up the Seleção, and the 23 players chosen to represent Brazil’s World Cup team. All are well compensated by their professional clubs, but not all Brazil players salaries are created equally on the 2018 squad.
Neymar, for instance, makes $73 million per year. Backup goalkeeper Cassio makes about a quarter of a million dollars. Neymar’s salary makes up more than one third of the total of Brazil players salaries at the 2018 World Cup.
The numbers behind the Brazil players salaries for the national team are staggering. In all, the 23 players account for an annual wage bill north of $200 million — that’s an average of $8.7 million per player.
Here are all the numbers you need to know for yearly Brazil players salaries for the 2018 World Cup.
Note: Few teams ever give out actual wages of each player, so these numbers are compiled based on the best available reports out there. If you want more accurate numbers, we suggest you support local newspapers and media to improve the quality of these reports.
Brazil Players Salaries
Alisson, AS Roma — $3 million
Cassio, Corinthians — $243,900
Ederson, Manchester City — $3.95 million
Goalkeepers total — $7.19 million
Thiago Silva, Paris Saint-Germain — $12.16 million
Miranda, Inter Milan — $3.34 million
Pedro Geromel, Gremio — $1.2 million
Filipe Luis, Atletico Madrid — $5.08 million
Marcelo, Real Madrid — $12.16 million
Marquinhos, Paris Saint-Germain — $12.16 million
Danilo, Manchester City — $4.86 million
Fagner, Corinthians — $1.17 million
Defenders total — $52.13 million
Casemiro, Real Madrid — $5.47 million
Renato Augusto, Beijing Sinobo Guoan — $6 million
Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona — $12.16 million
Paulinho, Barcelona — $7.3 million
Fernandinho, Manchester City — $5.47 million
Fred, Manchester United — $5.17 million
Willian, Chelsea — $7.3 million
Midfielders total — $48.87 million
Douglas Costa, Juventus — $3.5 million
Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City — $4.26 million
Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain — $73 million
Roberto Firmino, Liverpool — $6.1 million
Taison, Shakhtar Donetsk — $5.81 million
Forwards total — $92.67 million
Brazil Players Salaries Total