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Volume 10 No. 22
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Chinese Super League Salaries, Reward In Going East

Chinese Internet company Sohu "recently released a list of the top 15 highest salaries in the Chinese Super League," according to Wild East Football. Guangzhou Evergrande FC and Shanghai Shenhua FC "are well represented." The list includes coaches and players, "so it's interesting to see four managers on the list." More than anything, "it serves as a sign of the money to be earned by going east" (, 7/4).

Player Club Salary (in millions)
1. Didier Drogba Shanghai Shenhua $15.19
2. Nicolas Anelka Shanghai Shenhua $15.19
3. Marcelo Lippi Guangzhou Evergrande $12.66
4. Lucas Barrios Guangzhou Evergrande $8.23
5. Yakubu Aiyegbeni Guangzhou R&F $7.85
6. Dario Conca Guangzhou Evergrande $7
7. Moisés Pinheiro Shanghai Shenhua $3.50
8. Giovanni Moreno Shanghai Shenhua $3
9. Takeshi Okada Hangzhou Greentown $2.36
10. Jaime Pacheco Beijing Guoan $2.20
11. David de Jesus Guangzhou R&F $2
12. Frédéric Kanouté Beijing Guoan $2
13. Nelo Vingada Dalian Shide $2
14. Aleksandar Jevtić Jiangsu Sainty $1.5
15. Cléo Córdova Guangzhou Evergrande $1.5