Ranking every player in the England squad by how much they earn in wages
Harry Kane is the highest-paid English footballer after his big-money summer move to Bayern Munich – but how do his wages stack up against his Three Lions team-mates?
The 30-year-old England captain takes home approximately £21million-a-year after signing a four-year deal in Bavaria that makes him the top-earning player in Bundesliga history.
Vice-captain Jordan Henderson is reportedly the second top earner in Gareth Southgate’s squad after the lucrative deal he signed with Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq.
The midfielder has been widely criticised for leaving Liverpool to join the Saudi Pro League club, but Southgate has defended his decision to select him.
“My job is to pick a football team,” the England manager told reporters.
“I don’t think you can pick a football team based on any prejudice about where they might be playing their football. I am a bit lost with some of the questioning.
“You walk in to talk about a squad for football and we are wading into complex political situations, which I am not really trained to do. We will do the best we can.”
Henderson himself has spoken out and denied media claims that he’s earning as much as £ 700,000 a week out in Saudi Arabia.
“No [not £700,000]. I wish it was (laughs). No, honestly, the numbers just aren’t true,” Henderson told The Athletic.
“But again, it had to work for us financially as well. I’m not saying that that it didn’t, and I’m not saying, ‘Oh I’m not on good money’, because it’s good money and it was a good deal. But it wasn’t the numbers that were reported. No.”
It’s unknown exactly how much Henderson takes home but media reports estimate it at about £350,000. That’s tax-free, though – so it may well be the former Liverpool captain is England’s top earner in real terms.
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Real Madrid superstar Jude Bellingham completes a top three of English players who made a big move overseas in the summer.
Interestingly, the top-earning Englishman in the Premier League – Jadon Sancho – was omitted from Southgate’s squad once again, having failed to make Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United bench at the weekend.
In fact, of the top seven top English earners in the Premier League, Marcus Rashford is the only player in for the latest round of qualifiers. The rest have either been left out (Sancho, Raheem Sterling) or are absent through injury (Jack Grealish, Mason Mount, John Stones, Reece James).
Here’s a full breakdown of every player in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad and how much they earn in wages at their respective clubs (weekly salary in brackets).
Note: With the exception of Jordan Henderson (source: The Express), James Maddison (source: The Telegraph) and Levi Colwill (source: Daily Mail), all figures come via football finance website Capology, who themselves state that: “All salary figures are estimates as actual salaries may vary. Unverified players are calculated using algorithms, or sourced from reporting that has not been confirmed yet.”
1. Harry Kane – £21,365,526 (£410,876)
2. Jordan Henderson – £182,000,000 (£350,000)
3. Jude Bellingham – £17,801,756 (£342,341)
4. Marcus Rashford – £15,600,000 (£300,000)
5. Declan Rice – £12,480,000 (£240,000)
6. Phil Foden – £11,700,000 (£225,000)
7. Ben Chilwell – £10,400,000 (£200,000)
8. Bukayo Saka – £10,140,000 (£195,000)
9. Harry Maguire – £9,880,000 (£190,000)
10. James Maddison – £8,840,000 (£170,000)
11. Kyle Walker – £8,320,000 (£160,000)
12. Kalvin Phillips – £7,800,000 (£150,000)
13. Jordan Pickford – £6,500,000 (£125,000)
=14. Aaron Ramsdale – £6,240,000 (£120,000)
=14. Kieran Trippier – £6,240,000 (£120,000)
=16. Levi Colwill – £520,000 (£100,000)
=16. Eddie Nketiah – £5,200,000 (£100,000)
18. Lewis Dunk – £4,160,000 (£80,000)
19. Fikayo Tomori – £3,837,248 (£73,793)
=20. Marc Guehi – £2,600,000 (£50,000)
=20. Conor Gallagher – £2,600,000 (£50,000)
22. Callum Wilson £2,392,000 (£46,000)
23. Sam Johnstone £2,080,000 (£40,000)
24. Eberechi Eze £1,560,000 (£30,000)