The Envy-Inducing Numbers Behind The Brazil Players Salaries

Neymar makes up more than a third of Brazil players salaries for the 2018 World Cup roster.

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. 

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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


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Alisson, AS Roma — $3 million

Cassio, Corinthians — $243,900

Ederson, Manchester City — $3.95 million

Goalkeepers total — $7.19 million


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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


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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


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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

$200.86 million

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