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These are the highest-paid footballers of the Eredivisie

The packed football calendar, battles over television rights, enormous sponsorship deals, salaries, and transfer fees run into the hundreds of millions. It’s safe to say that commercial and financial interests weigh heavily in modern-day football. While the sporting aspect may sometimes suffer, the players are certainly enjoying the financial rewards. This week, we highlight the highest salaries in the Netherlands: these are the best-paid players of the Eredivisie.

Highest-paid players of the Eredivisie

Even though Ajax is suffering one of their worst ever seasons on the pitch this season, they do pay some of the highest wages in the league. Four out of the top five players are playing for Ajax.

1. Jordan Henderson (Ajax) – €4.680.000 a year

Ajax surprised everyone last winter with the acquisition of experienced midfielder Jordan Henderson. Despite knowing he was joining a struggling Ajax side, he may have secretly hoped for a better start in Amsterdam. The Englishman brings value with his experience and leadership, but hasn’t managed to turn things around yet. Ajax had to pay a hefty sum to secure his services, making him the highest-paid player in the Eredivisie.


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2. Steven Bergwijn (Ajax) –

€4.600.000 a year

Steven Bergwijn possesses exceptional attacking qualities. While this season may have been disappointing, there’s no disputing that fact. As one of the experienced players in this young, struggling Ajax side, he has the role of captain, providing leadership and stability to the team.

3. Steven Berghuis (Ajax) –

€4.000.000 a year

We’ll stay in Amsterdam a bit longer with Steven Berghuis as the next footballer on this list. The creative winger made the much-discussed move from Feyenoord to Ajax a few years ago. Recognized as one of the Eredivisie’s top players, Ajax offered him a salary of 4 million euros per year.


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4. Hirving Lozano (PSV) – €3.500.000 a year

Finally some variety with PSV’s winger Hirving Lozano. The Mexican returned to Eindhoven after several years abroad. His experience at Napoli makes him a valuable player, so much so that it earns him a spot in the top four.


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5. Brian Brobbey (Ajax) – €3.000.000 a year

The powerhouse striker of Ajax. The talent from their own youth academy was brought back to Amsterdam after a failed spell at RB Leipzig. Brobbey has been one of the bright spots for Ajax this season and, at 22 years old, is one of the highest earners in the Netherlands.


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The rest of the top 10:

6. Sergiño Dest (PSV)  – €3.000.000

7. Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord) – €2.940.000

8. Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord) – €2.550.000

9. Josip Sutalo (Ajax) – €2.500.000

10. Calvin Stengs (Feyenoord) – €2.450.000