10 Highest Paid Players In The Scottish League (2023)
The Scottish Premier League is a vibrant and competitive league tournament featuring some of world football’s best players.
Many top soccer talents got their start in this Scottish top-flight league that has been running for decades now.
Despite being a relatively smaller competition in comparison to other bigger leagues like the Italian Serie A and the Spanish La Liga, the SPL is still able to hold its own in terms of the level of play and also pays out decent wages to the footballers involved week in and week out.
Today we will be profiling some of the highest-paid players in the Scottish Premier League.
1. Kemar Roofe — £38,000 weekly
Kemar is a forward who plays for Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers.
The Jamaica international has been at Ibrox since 2020.
In that time, the 29-year-old scored in 45 league games 24 times. Roofe featured prominently for Rangers in last season’s UEFA Europa League in their run to the final, contributing two goals.
He’s currently the highest earner at the Glasgow-based club, taking home about £38,000 per week.
Roofe has won one Scottish Premiership and one Scottish Cup since he joined Rangers.
2. Connor Goldson — £37,000 weekly
English centre-back has been one of the key players for Rangers ever since he joined them in 2018.
He played an important role in Steven Gerrard’s all-conquering Rangers team.
Goldson had to overcome a major challenge in his career to get to where he is today.
In 2017, a screening discovered that Goldson had a defect in his heart, and his career was interrupted.
However, fast forward to 2022, and the 30-year-old signed a four-year contract extension with Rangers, making him one of the highest-paid players in Scotland.
3. Alfredo Morelos — £33,000 weekly
The Colombian striker has been playing for Rangers for about 5 seasons.
The Gers hitman has featured in a total of 158 league games and scored an impressive 70 times.
Morelos was also a key part of the squad that got to the finals of the UEFA Europa League, where he scored 6 goals in 12 matches.
Morelos is currently the second-highest earner at Ibrox, pocketing a tidy £33,000 per week.
4. James Tavernier — £30,000 weekly
The Rangers captain is one of the looking serving players at Ibrox, having been with them since he joined in 2015.
Tavernier has featured in 252 league matches and scored 61 goals making him one of the highest-scoring defenders in the Gers’ history.
The 31-year-old is one of the best right-backs in the world at the moment.
The right-back was an inspirational presence at the back for the Glasgow club last season, guiding them to the Europa League final.
He scored 7 goals in 17 appearances to become the first defender in 29 years to finish as the top scorer in Europe.
The 31-year-old signed a new contract with Rangers in 2021 that bumped up his weekly pay to £30,000 per week.
5. Ben Davies — £29,000 weekly
Ben Davies is a 27-year-old English central defender who plays for Rangers.
During the early stages of his career, Ben Davies primarily played for Preston North End while also having loan stints with York City, Tranmere Rovers, Southport, Newport County, and Fleetwood Town.
In 2021, he transferred to Liverpool, but did not feature for the club, and was subsequently loaned to Sheffield United before being sold to the Scottish team Rangers in 2022.
6. Rabbi Matondo — £28,000 weekly
Rabbi Matondo is a skillful Welsh winger who is currently on the books of Rangers.
The 22-year-old began his football career in the youth teams of Cardiff City and Manchester City. In January 2019, he moved to German club Schalke 04, where he played in 32 first-team matches and had loan spells at Stoke City and Cercle Brugge. In July 2022, he signed a contract with Rangers.
7. Aaron Mooy — £25,000 weekly
Aaron Mooy is an Australian international currently on the books of top-flight Scottish club Glasgow Celtic.
The 32-year-old joined the Hoops in the summer of 2022 on a 2-year deal.
The Bhoys midfielder is currently one of thei highest earners in the Scottish League, taking home £25,000 per week.
Aaron has so far played 13 games in the Premier League this season.
He also featured in 5 group stage games in the UEFA Champions League in the 2022/23 season.
8. Callum McGregor — £23,000 weekly
The Scotland international is another well-paid player in the Scottish league.
The Celtic FC midfielder is reported to earn £23,000 weekly, which is about £1,196,000 a year.
Mcgregor has been with the Celts for roughly 9 years. In that time, he has amassed tons of domestic trophies playing for Buoys. Callum has so far won 7 SPL titles, 4 Scottish Cups, and 5 Scottish League Cups.
Individually he was also named into the PFA Scotland team of the year for the 2018-2019 campaign.
Callum McGregor, 29, is the captain of Celtic.
9. Ianis Hagi — £20,000 weekly
Ianis Hagi is the son of legendary Romanian footballer Gheorghe Hagi.
Ianis came to Scotland Imin January 2020, when he joined Rangers on an initial loan from Belgium club Genk.
However, the loan deal was later made permanent, and he was important as Rangers won the Scottish Premiership the following season.
The attacking midfielder was also involved as Rangers reached the final of the UEFA Europa League in 2022.
Ianis Hagi is currently one of the highest earners in the Scottish Premier League.
10. James McCarthy — £18,000 weekly
The Irish international in 2021 signed for Celtic on a 4-year contract.
The 32-year-old midfielder is reported to earn about £18,000 per week and has made only 15 league appearances since he joined the Hoops.