Carlos Tevez 'to retire at end of season' aged 36 after glittering career with Man Utd, City, Juventus and Boca Juniors

CARLOS TEVEZ is set to retire at end of the season at the age of 36 following a glittering career, according to reports.

The Argentine turned out for Manchester United, City, West Ham, Juventus and Boca Juniors amongst others during his near-20-year career.

Now reports in the striker's home nation claim Tevez is set to finally hang up his boots following his third spell at his hometown team, Boca Juniors.

El Destape claim Tevez is set to retire imminently for a number of reasons, including his father's ill health.

The report also states the Argentine has aspirations of moving into politics after striking up a friendship with former president Mauricio Macri.

Tevez first moved to England in 2006 as he joined Javier Mascherano in signing for West Ham in a shock double-swoop.

The move was mired in controversy after the pair were found to be partially-owned by agent Kia Joorabchian.

West Ham were fined £5.5million, and after they narrowly avoided relegation at the expense of Sheffield United the club later agreed to pay the Blades £4m per year for five years in compensation.

After a single, spectacular season at the Hammers – where he almost single-handedly helped them avoid relegation – Tevez secured a move to Man Utd.

In two season, Tevez teamed up with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney in one of football's all-time great front threes.


Teams: Boca Juniors, Corinthians, West Ham, Man Utd, Man City, Juventus, Boca Juniors, Shanghai Shenhua, Boca Juniors

Club games: 718

Club goals: 302

Argentine top-flight titles: 5

Brazilian top-flight titles: 1

Premier League titles: 3

Serie A titles: 2

Champions League titles: 1

Other club trophies: 13

International games: 76

International goals: 13

International trophies: 2004 Olympic Games gold medal

The striker won the Premier League in both of his seasons at Old Trafford, as well as the 2008 Champions League, before embarking on another shock move – joining 'noisy neighbours' Man City.

In four seasons at the Etihad, Tevez helped City secure their first-ever Premier League title, depriving United of the crown thanks to Sergio Aguero's late heroics on the final day of the 2011-12 season against QPR.

However, his time at City was also not without its controversy.

In September 2011 – the start of the title-winning season – then-boss Roberto Mancini claimed Tevez refused to come off the bench against Bayern Munich.

The dispute led to Tevez going on gardening leave – and being fined – before making his return to the team in March 2012.

A year later, he went on to join Juventus – where he would win back-to-back Serie A titles – before heading home to Boca Juniors.

Barring a failed, year-long stint at Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, Tevez has stayed loyal to Boca ever since his 2015 move.

But now it's claimed Tevez will hang up his boots and embark on a new career away from football, in the political world.

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