Carlos Tevez, who is 38 years old, has said that he is giving up football because his father has died.
Segundo Raimundo, Tevez’s adopted father, died last year due to complications from Covid-19. In his announcement, Tevez said it was “very hard” to play without his “number one fan” watching (quotes via mundoalbiceleste).
“It’s true that I’ve retired. They gave me a lot of things, some of which came from the United States. But that’s it, I’ve done all I can. The last year I played was very hard, but I got to see my old man. I quit playing music because I lost my biggest fan.”
The 38-year-old also said that he had turned down offers to play in the United States, which is one of the few places he didn’t play in during his long career.
Tevez played for seven different teams on three continents. His best years were with West Ham, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Juventus in Europe. During this time, the forward scored 164 goals and won three Premier League titles, two Scudetti, one FA Cup, one Coppa Italia, the FIFA Club World Cup, and the 2008 UEFA Champions League.
Tevez spent the last 12 seasons of his career at Boca Juniors, the team he played for as a kid. He did this in three separate stints.