Top 10 Lowest-Paid Footballers In The Bundesliga 

Lowest-paid players in 1. Bundesliga

November 2, 2023

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

With all that struggle, how much are some of those lying at the foot of the wage bill making? In this listicle, we’ll take a look at the ten 1. Bundesliga players who earn the least from their playing wages. 

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

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10. Kevin Mbabu | FC Augsburg

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

The 28-year-old Swiss right-back, on loan from Fulham FC, has spent much of his senior career playing for clubs in England, Germany, and Switzerland.

With a gross salary of €46,538, Mbabu is the tenth lowest-paid player in 1. 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, Guirassy had his move made permanent by Die Schwaben in May 2023 after the two parties agreed on signing a three-year contract until June 2026.

The Guinea international has been simply sensational in the first half of this season. Guirassy is currently on a mad scoring spree, having already produced 15 goals and two assists in just 9 appearances and leading the Bundesliga top goal-scorers list ahead of Bayern’s Harry Kane. 

8. Marvin Freidrich | Borussia Mönchengladbach

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 Mönchengladbach. Following four impressive seasons with Union Berlin, Freidrich joined Gladbach on a permanent deal in January 2022.  

7. Bouna Sarr | FC Bayern Munich  

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

Bouna Sarr is a 31-year-old Senegal international who plays for Bayern. Despite being a versatile player who can play both as a right-back and a right-winger, 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, Sarr has only had 15 appearances in a Bayern shirt in three-and-a-half years. 

6. Ivan Ordets | VfL Bochum 1848

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

This former Ukraine international is currently on a season-long loan spell at Bochum from Russian Premier League side FC Dynamo Moscow.  

5. Stefan Bell | 1. FSV Mainz 05

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

32-year-old Stefan Bell is in his 14th year as a loyal employee of 1. FSV Mainz 05. 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 Bell’s 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 currently playing for Eintracht Frankfurt.

A regular starter for Die Adler, Tuta’s contract is set to expire in June 2026. 

3. Japhet Tanganga | FC 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 Tottenham Hotspur FC.

A Spurs youth product, Tanganga made his senior debut in 2019. He has since then only featured 26 more times for Spurs, leading to a season-long loan in Germany for regular game time.

2. Daniel Peretz | FC Bayern Munich 

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

Daniel Peretz is a 23-year-old Israeli goalkeeper who joined FC Bayern Munich as one of their reserve-choice goalkeepers in 2023.

Tied to a five-year deal with the club, Peretz is currently getting paid €28,846/week. 

1. Lys Mousset | VfL Bochum 1848

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 FC, 27-year-old French forward Lys Mousset joined Bochum in August 2022.

Currently 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 German Bundesliga topflight. 

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Top 10 lowest-paid players in 1. Bundesliga

RankPlayerTeamSalary (p/w)
10Kevin Mbabu FC Augsburg€46,538
9Serhou Guirassy VfB Stuttgart€41,536
8Marvin FreidrichBorussia Mönchengladbach€38,462
7Bouna SarrFC Bayern Munich€36,538
6Ivan OrdetsVfL Bochum 1848€36,346
5Stefan Bell1. FSV Mainz 05€34,615
4TutaEintracht Frankfurt€28,846
3Japhet TangangaFC Augsburg€28,846
2Daniel ParetzFC Bayern Munich€28,846
1Lys MoussetVfL Bochum 1848€23,654

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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