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Name Carlos Tevez
Gender Male
Ethnic Argentinian
Job Argentinian Footballer
Desc Always controversial, always deadly in front of goal, always a delight to watch. Pitched up at West Ham in 2006, scoring seven priceless goals to help keep the Hammers up. From there he formed a formidable strike partnership with Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, winning two league titles, before his acrimonious move to City. He would spend four successful seasons across town, scoring another 58 league goals and winning the title once more

Affiliation

Org Argentina National Team
Club as Player Boca Juniors
  Shanghai Shenhua
  Boca Juniors
  Juventus
  Manchester City
  Manchester United
  West Ham
  Boca Juniors

Relationship

Agent Kia Joorabchian

2011 06 11 Retrieve

[Carlos Tevez on his former Boca Juniors strike partner] I can say about Martin Palermo that I have never felt so secure with any other player. I didn’t happen with Rooney or Cristiano Ronaldo. He gave me a confidence that nobody else has given me. He is a phenomenon - he has his own God watching out for just him. That is why the fans love him so much

2014 05 04 Retrieve

[Carlos Tevez on his world cup chances] I don’t think I have any hope of going to the World Cup now. I don’t think the Argentina coach’s satellite television is hooked up to watch Juventus

2015 03 13 Retrieve

[Carlos Tevez on the death of his best friend and former team-mate Dario Coronel] Drugs and murder were part of everyday life. I never condoned drugs or murder, and luckily I was able to make a choice. Everyone decides for themselves what they’re going to do. He had everything he needed to be just as successful, but he chose a different path – criminality and drugs – and that ultimately meant that he is no longer with us. I truly believe that everyone chooses their own route through life, and he – and this has nothing to do with luck – chose the easier option

2016 10 01 Retrieve

[Boca Juniors forward Carlos Tevez admits he is considering retirement] This is tiring. I will be talking with my family and with the people I need to talk to. Yes, I would consider retirement, but I would like to play for the rest of my life with this club. Coming into the Bombonera on Sundays is what makes me happy

2017 01 14 Retrieve

[Carlos Tevez told Boca Juniors fans in a video message that he would be betraying Boca Juniors if he continued to play for the team when he was not at the peak of his powers, explained Tevez in his first public comments on his move to China where he is expected to earn 20 times his current salary] I had to be 100%, and I could not be just 99% because otherwise it was bad for the club. That is what happened to me. I always thought that if I was not 100% I could not stay at the club… I am going to miss you, life continues and you have to keep moving forward

2018 01 13 Retrieve

[Carlos Tevez speaks after completing his return to Boca Juniors] I missed the adrenaline before playing, the butterflies when you are about to go on the pitch. When you’re in the tunnel of La Bombonera, the emotion and adrenaline all over your body, that is what I missed most

2018 02 03 Retrieve

[Carlos Tevez talks about Lionel Messi] Messi plays another sport. For Messi to score three goals [in any given game] is normal

2020 01 01 Retrieve

[While Messi is clearly doing his bit to stay fit over the holidays, Carlos Tevez has previously questioned the Argentine’s workout regime, particularly when compared to Cristiano Ronaldo’s] Lionel Messi, I never saw him in the gym. I’ve never seen him train to stop the ball or those exercises. It is all natural to him, but on penalties he trained - first he did not take them and now he shoots them all at the corner. Cristiano always stopped in the gym after training, for him it is an obsession and, being the best in everything, he always arrived at work early

2020 01 29 Retrieve

[Boca ‘Bad Boys’ Tevez and Riquelme call a truce to bring glory days back to Bombonera] On the pitch [Riquelme] was an idol but he leaves a lot to be desired off it. When Riquelme had to leave Boca, he left. He went to Barcelona and then Villarreal, then he was out of contract, came back to Boca and had to win the Libertadores so Boca would buy him again. It’s easy to talk from the outside and one of the things Riquelme is criticised for is that when Boca lose and River win, he comes out talking

I spoke to Roman, as I have always said we owed each other a chat between the two. We fixed things in five minutes, we told each other the things we had to say, something which will remain private, but stay calm, everything is good

2020 03 06 Retrieve

[There were, at least, kind words for another former Albiceleste charge, Boca veteran Carlos Tevez] I want to tell Carlitos I am going to give him a little kiss. I’m going to be all over him

2020 03 08 Retrieve

[Tevez explains Maradona kiss prior to Boca Juniors’ title victory] Roman is very important, it was very clear from the first talk. He also helped me a lot to find that Carlitos, this is the reward. Roman in the box, me making a goal. I knew I had to kiss Diego, I was lucky that way…sometimes you have to look for luck

I was hungry for glory again. I think I felt again that I had to go back to my neighbourhood, that I had to get off a lot of things and fight like the kid who fought when I was a kid. It was two or three years of fighting against my head, against a lot of things. I always kept working, trying to get out of that well, it was very difficult for me to get out, to get back to my roots. It was as I was telling you, I needed to go back to be hungry for glory. I found myself at the right time

2020 03 09 Retrieve

[Tevez signalled the impassive Riquelme as crucial to his and Boca’s resurrection] Roman is very important, it was very clear from the first talk. He also helped me a lot to find that Carlitos, this is the reward. I got my appetite for glory back. I felt again that I had to return to my roots, get rid of a lot of things. Like a kid recently beginning. That was fundamental

2020 04 02 Retrieve

[Tevez: Footballers can live for a year without being paid] A footballer can live six months or a year without receiving [wages]. We are not in the same despair as those who live with kids every day, who have to leave their house at six in the morning and return at seven in the evening to feed the family. We are not an example in this case; yes in other things. We have to be there and help. It is easy for me to speak from home, knowing that I have food for my children. But desperate people, who cannot move and cannot leave the house. That is worrying

[Tevez also insisted clubs must do everything to support their communities] The clubs have to get involved. Instead of going to train in the morning, they [should] demand that you do things for the people. For example, go to the dining rooms in La Boca. I would be delighted to go. I know that my family is fine. That’s where the great example begins. You can make videos, like me at home from my living room, but the great example would be that we all go out and help

[Tevez hopes one positive impact of the pandemic will be people becoming more supportive of each other, regardless of wealth] There are no shirts here. Social class does not matter. We all want to help. Hopefully the world will be more supportive. We are realising that we are all the same. Hopefully we grow as a society and tomorrow this has changed the world for good. This virus teaches us that. Hopefully it is for the good and that we are all one and come out of this together

2020 06 27 Retrieve

[Tevez wants Boca stay but open to West Ham return] If I had to go back to Europe I would go to West Ham for six months to be applauded. Or spend six months at Corinthians. I won’t rule anything out because I don’t want to be a slave to my words.

I hadn’t heard or seen anything. It came to me and obviously bothers me, but it should be discussed privately. Nothing happens, I understand the situation. If we have any difference with the subject of the contract we cannot make it public. It would be nice to fix it behind closed doors. There is not much that we have to fix, as I always said. In a negotiation, one has his position and the other has his and both are valid. I want to go well with Boca, not fighting with anyone but I’m also not going to let you disrespect me

There are some changes, the contract will be until December instead of one year. But I’m going to continue, obviously, I want another chance at Libertadores. The contract that Boca offered me, I will donate everything to a non-profit organisation. Contract and bonus, so you’re going to have to lend me some money for gasoline. It will be for people who need vaccines, for soup kitchens. I don’t want to see any silver

2020 06 27b Retrieve

[Tevez’s dream XI] If I retired and had to put together a farewell match, my team would be: Gianluigi Buffon, Hugo Ibarra, Rio Ferdinand, Gabriel Heinze, Patrice Evra, Paul Scholes, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney. I’d stay on the bench