Carlos Tevez spent less than a year in the Chinese Super League and he earned a lot of money during his time in the Asian country. Carlos Tevez moved to China to play for Shanghai Shenhua four years ago and his time there lasted for just seven months.
After signing for Shanghai Shenhua in 2017, Tevez became the second highest paid player in the world of football behind compatriot Ezequiel Lavezzi who was on the payroll of Hebei China Fortune at that time. Lavezzi and Tevez were teammates for several years in the Argentine senior national team setup. Lavezzi earned a whooping £41m on a yearly basis at Hebei China Fortune to emerge as the highest paid player. Tevez was in second place with £34m on a yearly basis.
While he was at Shanghai Shenhua, Carlos Tevez scored four goals in 20 appearances. This means that he earned a princely sum of £8.5m per goal at the club.
While he was at Shanghai Shenhua, Tevez clashed with head coach Wu Jingui for being out of shape. The Argentine striker was slammed for being overweight during his time in the Chinese Super League.
At the end of his short-term spell in China, Tevez re-joined boyhood club Boca Juniors and he confessed that his love and passion for football returned when he moved back to Argentina from the Chinese Super League. His enthusiasm for football took a big hit while he was in China. In his one of his interviews shortly after the end of his time in the Chinese Super League, Tevez described his time in the Chinese Super League as a holiday.