43 Facts About Carlos Tevez

1. Carlos Tevez announced his retirement from professional football in June 2022.

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2. Carlos Tevez was adopted by his mother's sister Adriana Noemi Martinez and her husband Segundo Raimundo Tevez.

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3. Carlos Tevez's adopted parents changed his surname to his adopted father's during a conflict between his junior club All Boys and Boca Juniors.

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4. Carlos Tevez was accidentally scalded with boiling water as a child, which caused third-degree burns and kept him hospitalised in intensive care for nearly two months.

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5. Boca were crowned champions of the Torneo Apertura, where Carlos Tevez finished as the Apertura's seventh top goalscorer with eight goals.

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6. Carlos Tevez was sent off for imitating a chicken when celebrating a goal against River Plate, clearly mocking the opposition crowd, with River called 'Gallinas' by other fans for their habit choking late on.

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7. Carlos Tevez captained the squad to the 2005 Campeonato Brasileiro, and was named the league's best player by the Brazilian Football Confederation, becoming the first non-Brazilian player to win the award since 1976.

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8. On 23 August 2006, Sky Sports reported Carlos Tevez was refusing to play for Corinthians.

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9. Nonetheless, Carlos Tevez was cleared to play for West Ham by the Premier League after changes were planned to be made to a third-party agreement related to him.

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10. On 10 May 2009, Carlos Tevez was reported as saying that he believed his time at Manchester United would come to an end that summer and he expressed his dissatisfaction at not having been offered a permanent contract with the club and having been dropped from the team despite, in his opinion, not having played badly.

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11. Carlos Tevez started the next match against Arsenal, but was substituted by Park Ji-sung in the 66th minute.

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12. Carlos Tevez was given the number 32 shirt, just as he was at Manchester United and West Ham.

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13. In signing for Manchester City, Carlos Tevez became the first player to move between the two Manchester clubs since Terry Cooke moved from United to City in 1999.

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14. On 19 January 2010, Carlos Tevez spearheaded City's attack as the club defeated Manchester United in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final at the City of Manchester Stadium.

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15. On 18 August 2010, Carlos Tevez was made club captain by manager Roberto Mancini, replacing defender Kolo Toure.

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16. Carlos Tevez made his first appearance of the season in City's second match of the season against Bolton Wanderers, coming on in the 68th minute for fellow Argentine Sergio Aguero.

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17. On 27 September 2011, Carlos Tevez was named as a substitute for City's game at Bayern Munich.

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18. Carlos Tevez spoke about his future and when he would return to Argentina: "I've already said I want to retire wearing a Boca shirt, it's my dream as well as my family's.

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19. Carlos Tevez was assigned the number 10 shirt, which had last been worn by the club's all-time top goalscorer and appearance holder Alessandro Del Piero in 2012.

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20. Carlos Tevez was the third-highest goalscorer in Serie A with 19 goals, as the Bianconeri won a 30th Scudetto.

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21. Carlos Tevez scored another brace in the 2014 Supercoppa Italiana against Napoli in Doha on 22 December, but hit the post with the first attempt as Juventus lost in a penalty shoot-out.

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22. Carlos Tevez ended the Serie A season with 20 goals, helping Juventus to a fourth consecutive Scudetto.

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23. Carlos Tevez was involved in Alvaro Morata's temporary equaliser, as he scored from a rebound after Barcelona's goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen had parried the Argentine's initial shot.

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24. On 15 July 2015, Carlos Tevez was named to the ten-man shortlist for the 2015 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, where it was announced on 12 August he placed ninth.

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25. Carlos Tevez assisted his club's first and fourth goals, both scored by Giovanni Moreno.

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26. Carlos Tevez was criticised by manager, Wu Jingui during his time in Shanghai for being overweight and unfit to play.

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27. On 4 June 2021, Carlos Tevez announced that he would be leaving Boca Juniors.

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28. Carlos Tevez thanked the club and left the option open for an offer to continue playing elsewhere.

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29. In June 2022, Carlos Tevez announced his retirement from professional football.

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30. Carlos Tevez attributed his decision to retire to the loss of his father, Segundo, whom he called his "number one fan", to COVID-19 in February 2021.

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31. Carlos Tevez represented Argentina's senior team in the 2004 Copa America, where the team reached the final, only to lose out to rivals Brazil on penalties; he scored a goal in both of the preceding rounds.

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32. Carlos Tevez was a member of Argentina's 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup squad that lost again to Brazil in the final.

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33. Carlos Tevez was again selected in the Argentina squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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34. At the 2011 Copa America, Carlos Tevez was the only player from either side to miss in the quarter-final penalty shoot-out against Uruguay, resulting in Argentina's elimination.

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35. In May 2015, Carlos Tevez was selected in Argentina's squad for the 2015 Copa America in Chile.

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36. Argentina reached the final, only to be defeated by hosts Chile on penalties, as Carlos Tevez won his third runners-up medal in the tournament.

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37. In May 2016, Carlos Tevez was omitted from Argentina's 23-man squad for the Copa America Centenario.

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38. Carlos Tevez was a quick, tenacious, powerful, hard-working, dynamic and versatile forward, with a sturdy physique.

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39. Carlos Tevez was occasionally deployed as a false 9 throughout his career.

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40. Carlos Tevez was a skillful dribbler, and he possessed an accurate and powerful shot from distance; he was an accurate penalty kick and free-kick taker.

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41. Carlos Tevez was known for his dancing goal celebrations ever since playing for Boca Juniors, as well with Corinthians of Brazil.

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42. On 21 June 2022, shortly after announcing his retirement as a player, Carlos Tevez was appointed as head coach of Argentine Primera Division side Rosario Central.

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43. On 6 February 2009, Carlos Tevez was stopped by Greater Manchester Police near junction 7 of the M60 motorway.

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