Fans couldn’t believe it when Oscar swapped for Chinese club Shanghai SIPG in January 2017.
But the Brazilian has remained in China ever since, and bags a lovely salary at the end of each season. In fact, he is the highest-earner among his fellow footballers in all of East Asia.
Oscar will bring home a profit of $29m alone for this year. Most of it comes from his lucrative contract with Shanghai SIPG. Although his television appearances and work with Adidas gives him a nice little bonus.
Pay: $29 M
Salary: $27 M
Endorsements: $2 M