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Tevez tops money charts with 38-million-euro pay




With his transfer to Shanghai Shenhua, Carlos Tevez has become the biggest-earning footballer in the world, making even more than compatriot Lionel Messi and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo.

A source close to the player told AFP that the 32-year-old former Manchester United and Manchester City striker will make around 38 million euros a season in China.

At the moment, Tevez banks a relatively modest two million euros a season with Boca Juniors.

According to Portugese media, Real Madrid star Ronaldo earns 23.6 million euros a season while Barcelona ace Messi boasts a salary of 20 million euros.

Ronaldo and Messi are also lagging behind Brazil’s Oscar whose switch from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG last week guarantees him 24 million euros each season.

Football’s top five salaries (based on media reports):

1. Carlos Tevez (ARG/Shanghai Shenhua/CHN) 38 million euros a season

2. Oscar (BRA/Shanghai SIPG/CHN) 24 million

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/Real Madrid/ESP) 23.6 million

4. Lionel Messi (ARG/Barcelona/ESP) 20 million

5. Hulk (BRA/Shanghai SIPG/CHN) 20 million

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1 Comment
  • Tony Buontempo

    Twenty years ago, who would have thought that three of the top five footballers in the world will be playing in China. At this rate the Champs League will have to start letting in teams from Asia.

    I saw how the Kashima Antlers played at the World Club Cup. The Japaneses Champs did not just CRUSH the South American Champs Atlético Nacional, but it took Ronaldo pulling out a hat trick in ET for the European Champs to stop Kashima in the final.

    If this keeps up by 2020 we are going to need a World Club Cup League.