7. 2004 – Matuzalém – Brazil – Brescia – Shakhtar Donetsk – $18.75 Million
In June 2004, Shakhtar Donetsk signed Matuzalém from Brescia, paid Brescia €8million, Matuzalém’s agents €3.75M and €221,092 to Matuzalém’s former clubs as solidarity contribution. It was a Ukrainian record at the time. After the transfer of Anatoliy Tymoschuk to Zenit St. Petersburg, he became the new captain of the club for the 2006–07 season and was voted the club’s player of the year. On 1 July 2007, Palermo made an offer of US$ 7,000,000 but rejected.