After assessing Premier League, Serie A and La Liga, we now focus on the relationship between sporting performance and the average annual salaries paid per player of the clubs from German top-division Bundesliga.

As before, first, we will look at each season between 2016/2017 and 2019/2020 (until matchday 32) to analyze which clubs achieved better results between these variables. Then, we will examine the 13 clubs that remained on Bundesliga during these seasons and how they performed compared with how much they paid on average per player.

2016/2017

In the edition of 2016/2017, Bayern Munchen won the competition also presenting the highest annual average salary per player.

From a positive perspective, Freiburg achieved the 7th position in the competition with only the 3rd lowest average salary amount per player. In the opposite perspective, Wolfsburg was the case with less success finishing in the 16th place with the 4th highest average annual salary per player.

Bayern Munchen, Ingolstadt 04 and Darmstadt 98 presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the competition.

2017/2018

In the next season, Bayern Munchen was crowned champion once more with the highest annual average salary per player.

Stuttgart was the surprise achieving the 7th position in the league with only the 15th highest salary value. On the opposite side, Wolfsburg was again the case with less success finishing in the 16th place with the 3rd highest amount per player.

Bayern Munchen, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig, Hertha and Mainz presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the competition.

2018/2019

In the last edition of the Bundesliga it was not different and Bayern Munchen won once more the competition presenting the highest annual average salary per player.

From a positive perspective, Fortuna Dusseldorf achieved the 10th position in the competition with the 16th highest salary value. In the opposite perspective, Schalke 04 was the case with less success finishing in 14th place with the 4th highest average annual salaries per player.

Bayern Munchen, Borussia Dortmund, Augsburg and Nurnberg presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in Bundesliga.

2019/2020

With 32 matches played, Bayern Munchen is close to being crowned champions one more time with the highest annual average salary per player of the league.

On the positive side, Freiburg is performing incredibly well in the 8th position in the competition with the 3rd lowest salary amount per player. In the opposite perspective, Werder Bremen is, at the moment, the case with less success occupying the 17th place with the 9th highest average annual salaries per player.

Bayern Munchen, Borussia Dortmund, Hertha and Paderborn have, so far, presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the Premier League.

2016/2017 to 2019/2020 – Which club profits more from the players’ salaries

Finally, we analyzed the performance and salaries of the 13 clubs that took part in the Bundesliga between 2016/2017 and 2019/2020 (until matchday 32).

The giant Bayern Munchen is the club with the highest average annual salary per player. Freiburg is the club with more success when comparing sporting performance and salaries since, on average, it achieved the 11th place with only the 17th highest average amount per player.