1) Kaka – Orlando City ($7.17 million)
He is popularly known as Kaka, Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite joined Orlando City as their first Designated Player. Kaka is a one of the famous name among soccer fans worldwide. He also has won Serie A, La Liga, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA World Cup. His compensation of around $7.2 million places him right on top of this list. In 2003, he joined Milan for a big amount of €8.5 million. After his success with Milan, he also joined Real Madrid for a transfer fee of €65 million. He entered the Major League Soccer in 2015.