Top 10 Football Earners in the Chinese Super League | Read


The Chinese League has been evolving in recent years. The organizers have invested a lot of money into the clubs which have attracted a lot of players around the world.

Here is a list of the top ten highest-paid players in the Chinese Super League, according to The Daily Star.

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10. Marouane Fellaini: £205,000 per week (Shandong Luneng )

The former Everton player completed his move from Manchester United in 2019 to Shandong Luneng for an undisclosed fee. He earns £10.5 million per annum.

9. Eder: £213,000 per week (Jiangsu )

Eder decided to leave Inter Milan in the summer of 2018 for a fee of around £5.5 million. He scored 32 goals in 60 games for the club during his two-year spell at the club. He left for Sao Paulo in Brazil in March 2021.

8. Paulinho: £230,000 per week ( Guangzhou Evergrande )

The Brazil International Paulinho joined the club from Premier League side Tottenham for £9.9 million in 2015. He spent two years at the club before moving to Barcelona. He rejoined the club in 2018, where he signed a three years deal.

7. Stephan El Shaarawy: £247, 000 per week (Shanghai Shenhua )

The former AC Milan winger was one of the biggest names to join the club, he signed a three-year deal for the club for a reported fee of £16 million, his time at the club was unsuccessful scoring only four goals, so he had to join AS Roma in January 2021.

6. Graziano Pelle: £263,000 per week (Shandong Luneng )

The Italian forward was one of the highest-paid players in the world of football when he completed his move to Shandong Luneng in 2016 for a fee said to be around £13 million. He scored 66 goals in his 133 appearances at the club.

5. Hulk: £320,000 per week (Shanghai SIPG )

The Brazilian joined the club in the summer of 2016 for a fee of £47 million. He had 145 appearances for the club, scoring 77 goals before leaving in 2020.

4. Cedric Bakambu: £341,000 per week (Beijing Guoan )

He completed a switch to the Chinese club for a fee of around £65 million from Villareal in February 2018. He scored 53 goals in 74 games for the club.

3. Oscar: £500,000 per week (Shanghai SIPG )

The Brazilian left Chelsea in January 2017 to the Chinese club for a fee of around £60 million. He has settled well in the club, scoring 44 goals in 144 games.

2. Carlos Tevez: £634,615 per week (Shanghai Shenhua )

The former Manchester City player transfer to the club made him the highest-paid footballer in the world, but it was an unsuccessful time for the player at the club where he spent just seven months.

1. Ezequiel Lavezzi: £798,000 per week (Hebei China Fortune )

The Argentine remains the highest-paid player in the history of the Chinese Super League. He earned 798,000 in the three years he spent at the club.