‘I stopped playing because I lost my number one fan’ – Carlos Tevez retires aged 38

Carlos Tevez has announced his retirement from football following the death of his father.

The Argentine spent seven years in England between 2006 and 2013, playing for West Ham, Manchester United and rivals Man City. He lifted the league title three times, along with numerous other domestic honours for both United and City.

Tevez sparked transfer controversy by crossing the Manchester border and joining City from United.

The 38-year-old lost his father following COVID-19 complications and he stopped playing as a result.

On Friday, Tevez told Mundoalbiceleste: “I have retired, it’s 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’s career came to an end at boyhood club Boca Juniors.

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