Carlos Alberto Martínez Tevez is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward. Since his debut for Argentina in 2005, Tevez has over 75 caps. A gold medal winner at the 2004 Olympics, he also played at two World Cups, a Confederations Cup, and four Copa América tournaments. Tevez is a quick, tenacious, powerful, hard-working, dynamic, and versatile forward. A technical, tactically intelligent, and creative player, with an eye for goal, Tevez is capable of playing as a striker, as a winger, or even as a supporting forward, or as an attacking midfielder, due his finishing and positioning, as well as his vision, creativity, movement, and passing ability, which enable him to exploit space and provide assists for teammates as well as score goals himself. Due to his pace, strength, work-rate, and stamina, Tevez is also extremely useful when possession is lost, and he excels at pressing opponents, aiding his team to win back the ball and start attacking plays, making him effective both defensively and offensively. Tevez is also a skilful dribbler, and he possesses an accurate and powerful shot from distance; he is also an accurate penalty kick and free-kick taker.
Juventus vs Parma
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The season 2014/2015 was last Carlos Tevez with Juventus. Tevez ended the Serie A season with 20 goals, helping Juventus to a fourth consecutive Scudetto. He then moved to his home town’s team Boca Juniors.
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Tevez began his career with Boca Juniors, winning the Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup in 2003 before moving to Corinthians where he won the Brasileiro. In 2006, he moved to West Ham United, helping the team remain in the Premier League in his only season. Tevez’s prolonged transfers to West Ham and Manchester United were plagued by issues regarding third-party ownership by Media Sports Investment, and their resulting sagas paved changes to both Premier League and FIFA regulations. Tevez transferred to Manchester United in 2007 and in his two years won several trophies including two league titles and the Champions League. In 2009, he joined Manchester City for £47 million, becoming the first player to move between the two rival clubs since Terry Cooke in 1999. Despite missing four months of the 2011–12 season following a dispute, Tevez returned to help City win their first league title in 44 years. In 2013, he joined Juventus for £12 million, finishing as the team’s top goalscorer and winning the Scudetto in his first season. After winning a domestic double and reaching the Champions League final in his second season, he returned to Boca Juniors in June 2015 where he won another domestic double, becoming the first footballer to win two domestic league and cup doubles in one calendar year.
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Tevez was born Carlos Alberto Martínez by his mother’s surname in Ciudadela, Buenos Aires Province, and raised in the neighbourhood of Ejército de Los Andes, better known as “Fuerte Apache”. It was from there that he got the nickname of “El Apache”. His biological parents were Juan Alberto Cabral and Fabiana “Trina” Martínez. He was adopted by his mother’s sister Adriana Noemí Martínez and her husband Segundo Raimundo Tévez. His adopted parents changed his surname to his adopted father’s during a conflict between his junior club All Boys and Boca Juniors. Tevez has a distinctive burn scar that runs down his neck from his right ear to his chest. He 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. After joining Boca Juniors, Tevez refused an offer from the club to have them cosmetically improved, saying that the scars were a part of who he was in the past and who he is today. Tevez is known for his tango flare goal celebrations ever since playing for Boca Juniors, as well with Corinthians of Brazil. During his time at Manchester United, he would hide a baby’s dummy in his shorts and put it in his mouth after scoring a goal as a commemorative gesture to his baby daughter. Since his move to Manchester City, Tevez has often performed a dance where he puts his hands together, bends down and rocks his body; this dance has been named after him as the “Tevez Dance”.
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Shanghai Shenhua F.C.
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On 29 December 2016, Tevez signed for Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, on a reported annual salary of $41 million, which would make him the world’s highest-paid football player. Tevez subsequently played down the reports he became the highest-paid player in the world following his move, saying, “My salary isn’t as high as the legends.” He made his league debut on 5 March in the first round of the 2017 Chinese Super League against Jiangsu Suning, also scoring his first goal in the match, from the penalty spot in the first half in his team’s 4–0 win. He also assisted his club’s first and fourth goals, both scored by Giovanni Moreno. He was criticised during his time in Shanghai for being overweight and unfit to play. Tevez described his time in China as a “holiday”. On 5 January 2018, Boca Juniors announced on their social media that Tevez had rejoined the club.