Carlos Tevez announces retirement

West Ham's Argentinian forward Carlos Tevez does a lap of honour prior to the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Burnley at the London Stadium, in London on April 17, 2022.

Former Manchester United and Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez has announced his retirement at the age of 38.

The former Argentina international, who was capped 76 times by his country, has said he is hanging up his boots due to his adopted father's death in February 2021.

Segundo Raimundo passed away last year after experiencing complications from COVID-19.

Tevez said he could have prolonged his playing career in the United States but he has decided to end his 20-year spell in the professional game.

He is quoted as telling Mundo Albiceleste: “I have retired, it is confirmed.

“They offered me many things, including from the United States. But that's it, I have given everything.

“Playing the last year was very difficult but I was able to see my old man. I stopped playing because I lost my number one fan.”

Tevez started and ended  his professional career at Argentina's Boca Juniors.

He moved to Brazilian outfit Corinthians in 2005 before spending a combined seven years in England with West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester City.

Tevez then went on to play for Juventus, Boca Juniors, Shanghai Shenhua in China and then back to boyhood side Boca Juniors.

He won three Premier Leagues, two Serie A titles and a Champions League during his time in Europe.


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