Carlos Tevez has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38, citing his father’s death as the reason for declining offers to continue playing.
Tevez had a successful career in England, as he played for both Manchester United and Manchester City.
He has spent time at Corinthians, West Ham, Juventus, and Shanghai Shenhua, in addition to three distinct spells at his boyhood club Boca Juniors.
Before saying goodbye, Tevez played his final game for Boca Juniors in 2021, albeit he kept the door open for a move to another team at the moment.
However, in quotes relayed by Mundo Albiceleste, Tevez said on Friday that even though he had received offers from Major League Soccer in the United States, he had stopped playing because he no longer had his “number one fan” after the passing of his father.
“I have retired, it’s confirmed,” he said. “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 won a remarkable 26 titles in his career and is among only four Argentine players to win both the CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup and the Champions League, lifting the biggest prize in European club football with United in 2008.
He also played at two World Cups for Argentina, in 2006 and 2010.