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9. SAMUEL ETO'O $26 million

Photograph By John Powell/Liverpool FC/Getty Images

The four-time African player of the year joined the Russian Premier League's Anzhi Makhachkala in 2011. The Cameroon striker, who won an Olympic gold medal for his native country in 2000, reportedly spent $1.3 million on designer watches for his teammates after they qualified for the 2010 World Cup.