Top 10 Lowest-Paid Footballers In The Bundesliga 

Top 10 Lowest-Paid Footballers In The Bundesliga 

November 2, 2023

Teams in the bottom half of the Bundesliga table have had their fair share of financial struggles over the last decade or so, with many of its talented stars leaving the shores for bigger wages, or getting poached by the mighty Bayern Munich.  

But with all that struggle, how much are some of those lying at the foot of the wage bill making? In today’s listicle, we’ll take a look at the top 10 lowest-paid footballers in the Bundesliga. 

Note: In line with the figures from Capology.com, we use Euro (€) as the currency and only profiles that have been verified have been considered for this list. 

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10. Kevin Mbabu | Augsburg

Gross p/w: €46,538 | Gross p/y: €2.42 million 

Kevin Mbabu is a 28-year-old Swiss right-back, who’s on loan at FC Augsburg from Premier League club Fulham. Mbabu is a swiss international with 22 caps and spent much of his senior career playing for clubs in England, Germany, and Switzerland. With a gross salary of €46,538, the 28-year-old right-back is the 10th lowest-paid player in the Bundesliga.  

9. Serhou Guirassy | VfB Stuttgart 

Gross p/w: €41,536 | Gross p/y: €2.16 million 

After a successful loan spell with VfB Stuttgart last season, the club made his move permanent in May 2023, after the two parties agreed on signing a three-year contract until June 2026. Moreover, it has been a breathtaking start to the season by the Guinea international. The 27-year-old is currently on a mad scoring spree, scoring 15 goals and providing two assists in just 9 appearances so far this season, leading the Bundesliga top goalscorers list ahead of Bayern’s Harry Kane. 

8. Marvin Freidrich | Borussia Monchengladbach 

Gross p/w: €38,462 | Gross p/y: €2 million 

Marvin Freidrich, a 27-year-old German centre-back, plays as a first-team player for Borussia Monchengladbach. Following four impressive seasons with Union Berlin, Freidrich joined Monchengladbach on a permanent deal in January 2022. With a weekly salary of €38,462, the 27-year-old is eighth on our list. 

7. Bouna Sarr | Bayern Munich  

Gross p/w: €36,538 | Gross p/y: €1.9 million

Bouna Sarr is a 31-year-old Senegalese international who plays for the German champions Bayern Munich. A versatile player who can play both as a right-back and a right winger, however, since joining the club back in October 2020, he hasn’t been able to cement a place in the star-studded Bayern side. With his contract expiring at the end of this season, he has only had 15 appearances in a Bayern shirt in three-and-a-half years. 

6. Ivan Ordets | Bochum 

Gross p/w: €36,346 | Gross p/y:€1.89 million 

The former Ukrainian international, Ivan Ordets, comes in sixth place on our list. The 31-year-old centre-back from Dynamo Moscow is currently on a season-loan spell with German club FC Bochum with a weekly salary of €36,346.  

5. Stefan Bell | Mainz 

Gross p/w: €34,615 | Gross p/y: €1.8 million 

32-year-old German player, Stefan Bell, is in his 14th year as a loyal employee of FC Mainz. Since making his senior debut in 2010, the German centre-back has gone on to represent Mainz in over 260 matches across all competitions, with a couple of loan spells to fellow German clubs in between. With his contract set to expire in June 2024, it’ll be interesting to see whether Mainz decide to keep hold of one of their longest-serving players. 

4. Tuta | Eintracht Frankfurt

Gross p/w: €28,846 | Gross p/y: €1.5 million

Tuta is a 24-year-old Brazilian centre-back playing for Eintracht Frankfurt. A regular starter for the club, his contract is set to expire in June 2026.  With a weekly salary of €28,846, Tuta is fourth on our list.

3. Japhet Tanganga | Augsburg 

Gross p/w: €28,846 | Gross p/y: €1.5 million 

Japhet Tanganga is a 24-year-old English defender on loan at Augsburg from Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. A Spurs youth product, Tanganga made his senior debut in 2019, however, since then has only featured 26 more times, leading to a season on loan in Germany for regular game time. With a weekly salary of €28,846, Tanganga is the third-lowest-paid player in the Bundesliga. 

2. Daniel Peretz | Bayern Munich 

Gross p/w: €28,846 | Gross p/y: €1.5 million

Daniel Peretz is a 23-year-old Israeli goalkeeper who joined Bayern Munich as one of their reserve choices in 2023. Tied to a five-year deal with the club, Peretz is currently getting paid €28,846/week, putting him second in our list. 

1. Lys Mousset | Bochum 

Gross p/w: €23,654 | Gross p/y: €1.23 million 

After six years in England playing for the likes of AFC Bournemouth and Sheffield United, the 27-year-old French forward Lys Mousset joined German club Bochum in August 2022. Tied to a two-year deal with the club until June 2024, Mousset’s €23,654-a-week salary makes him the lowest-paid player in the Bundesliga. 

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Top 10 Lowest-Paid Footballers In The Bundesliga: The List

RankPlayerTeamSalary (p/w)
10Kevin Mbabu Augsburg€ 46,538
9Serhou Guirassy Stuttgart€ 41,536
8Marvin FreidrichBorussia Monchengladbach€ 38,462
7Bouna SarrBayern Munich€ 36,538
6Ivan OrdetsBochum€ 36,346
5Stefan BellMainz€ 34,615
4TutaEintracht Frankfurt€ 28,846
3Japhet TangangaAugsburg€ 28,846
2Daniel ParetzBayern Munich€ 28,846
1Lys MoussetBochum€ 23,654
Top 10 Lowest-Paid Footballers In The Bundesliga 

Rahul Saha

An engineer taking the road less taken. I love writing, live and breathe football, and am always up for a tactical conversation.

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