Carlos Tevez

Carlos Alberto Tevez (American Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos ˈteβes]; born 5 February 1984) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward last played for Boca Juniors and the Argentina national team. A quick, tenacious, powerful, hard-working and dynamic forward in his prime, Tevez is capable of playing as a striker, as a winger, as a supporting forward, or as an attacking midfielder.

Carlos Tevez
Tevez playing for Argentina in 2014
Personal information
Full name Carlos Alberto Tevez[1]
Date of birth (1984-02-05) 5 February 1984 (age 37)[2]
Place of birth Ciudadela, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[3][4]
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1992–1997 All Boys
1997–2001 Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Boca Juniors 75 (26)
2005–2006 Corinthians 38 (25)
2006–2007 West Ham United 26 (7)
2007–2009 Manchester United 63 (19)
2009–2013 Manchester City 113 (58)
2013–2015 Juventus 66 (39)
2015–2016 Boca Juniors 34 (14)
2016–2018 Shanghai Shenhua 16 (4)
2018–2021 Boca Juniors 66 (22)
National team
2001 Argentina U17 6 (2)
2004 Argentina U23 7 (9)
2004–2015 Argentina 76 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2021

Tevez began his career with Boca Juniors, winning the Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup in 2003 before moving to Brazilian club Corinthians, where he won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. His moves to English clubs West Ham United in 2006 and Manchester United in 2007 were plagued by issues relating to his third-party ownership by Media Sports Investment, and their resulting sagas paved the way for changes to both Premier League and FIFA regulations.[5]

In 2009, Tevez joined Manchester United's rivals Manchester City.[6] In the 2010–11 season he won the Premier League Golden Boot, and in the 2011–12 season he won the Premier League title. In 2013, he joined Juventus, where he won two Scudetti among other trophies. He returned to Boca Juniors in June 2015, before joining Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua the following years in a deal which made him one of the highest-paid footballers in the world. He again returned to Boca Juniors for a third spell in 2018, and won the 2017–18 and 2019–20 Primera División titles.

Tevez made his international debut for Argentina in 2004, earning 76 caps and scoring 13 times for the side. A gold medal and Summer Olympics Golden Boot winner at the 2004 Olympics, he also played at two FIFA World Cups, a FIFA Confederations Cup and four Copa América tournaments. He has been awarded the South American Footballer of the Year three times, the Footballer of the Year of Argentina twice, and the Argentine Sportsperson of the Year once. He has also been named in the South American Team of the Year three times.