Oscar dos Santos, well known as Oscar rose to fame back in 2012 at the age of 21 years when he joined Chelsea. He was among one of the most promising prospects at that time displaying impressive performance in all of his appearances.
However, after a stint of four years and a half Oscar was handed a lucrative deal by a Chinese Super League club which made him one of the highest-paid players in the world.
Since his Asian move, Oscar disappeared from the football scene and many people have been wondering what happened to the talented football. We have managed to dig deep into his career after Chelsea as well as progress.
Oscar dos Santos Profile
|Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior
|Date of Birth
|9 September 1991
|Place of birth
|Chinese Super League
Who is Oscar dos Santos?
Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder. Currently, he plays for a Chinese Super League club by the name of Shanghai SIPG.
Family Parents and Siblings
Oscar was born in 1991 to Suely Alvez and the late Oscar Dos Santos Emboaba Sr. His father died when he was only three years old, following his father’s death his mother took full responsibility for raising them and his two sisters Daniela Emboaba and Gabriela Emboaba.
Salary and Net Worth
Following his contract with the Chinese based-club, Oscar is one of the highest-paid players earning $26 million per year. His net worth at the moment is estimated to be over $50 million. He owns a Luxurious house in Brazil and several A-class cars.
Oscar dos Santos Career
|Sao Paulo (2008-2010)
|Chinese Super League
The Americana native began his early career at Uniao Barbarense in 1998 at the age of seven. He left the academy in 2004 to join Sao Paulo’s youth team where he was promoted to the senior team in 2008.
However, despite his promotion to the senior team, his contract with the club ended up having some irregularities, and in 2009 he took the club to court. This sparked controversies right, left, and center.
Following controversies surrounding the court case with Sao Paulo, Oscar moved to Internacional in 2010. He stayed with the club for two seasons from 2010 to 2012 making 58 appearances and netting 15 goals.
His impressive style of play caught Chelsea’s attention and the club went ahead to sign him at a transfer fee worth R$61.575 million in July 2012. Oscar signed a five-year contract with the club and went on to make his debut at the club on the 19th of September 2012 netting two goals in his debut.
Oscar went ahead to make headlines scoring goals after goals at the age of 21 years creating a reputable career at such a young age. Despite signing a five-year contract with the club, after four years and a half, an Asian club requested his services.
In December 2016, Shanghai SIPG a Chinese Super League placed an offer for the Brazilian star and on December 23rd, 2016, the club signed him in a transfer deal worth £67 million.
Though the contract was not open, reports have it that he signed a four-year contract with a weekly salary of £400,000 which was around £20.8 million (US$26.5 million) per year. This made him one of the highest-paid players in the world.
This was the best offer that most players couldn’t turn down despite his career being at risk of deeming. Oscar admitted the offer was favorable to him and he cared more about his family than his career. However, he stated as he was going to make a return to Europe once his contract with Shanghai lapsed. In January 2022 he was linked to FC Barcelona but the move didn’t go through.
Internationally he plays for his home country, Brazil where he has represented the country in different age groups including the U-20 and U23 before making it to the senior team in 2011 and playing until 2015.
Oscar dos Santos Wife
Oscar married his childhood sweetheart, Ludmila. The two have been together since 2009 but got married in 2011. The two are blessed with a daughter by the name of Julia, born in 2014, and a son Caio born in 2016.