Carlos Tevez


BornFebruary 5, 1984


Carlos Alberto Tévez is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Manchester City. Tévez started his career with Boca Juniors and made his debut for them against Talleres de Córdoba during the Torneo Apertura of the 2001–02 Argentine Primera División, on 21 October 2001. In January 2005, Tévez transferred to Corinthians for £13.7 million, and signed a five-year contract. The deal was the biggest transfer ever in South American football. He was named the league's best player by the Brazilian Football Confederation, becoming the first non-Brazilian player to win the award since 1976. On 31st August, he signed on with West Ham United on permanent deals for undisclosed fees. Manchester United put forward a proposed two-year loan deal for Tévez, which was approved on 10 August 2007. On 23 September, he scored his first goal in a 2–0 home victory against Chelsea. Tévez scored a total of five goals during Manchester United's successful 2007–08 Champions League campaign. On 14 July 2009, Tévez signed a five-year contract with Manchester United's cross-town rivals, Manchester City. At the 2004 Olympic Games, he won the gold medal and scored eight goals (including the winner in the final) in six matches to be the top scorer of the competition. He was the world's second-highest goalscorer of 2004 in overall international competition with sixteen goals.
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