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Former Argentina, Man City striker Carlos Tevez confirms retirement



Carlos Tevez said on a national TV show in Argentina that he would no longer play professionally. PHOTO: REUTERS

Former Argentina striker Carlos Tevez confirmed late on Friday (June 3) that he has retired from professional football, one year after leaving Buenos Aires club Boca Juniors citing burnout.

The 38-year-old said on a national TV show in Argentina that he would no longer play professionally.

Known as ‘El Apache’, Tevez began his career at Boca before a successful stint with Corinthians.

He moved to England in 2006, where he played for Premier League sides West Ham United, Manchester United and Manchester City, before moving to Italy to join Juventus.

Tevez had two more stints with his hometown club Boca on either side of a spell with Chinese Super League team Shanghai Shenhua.

He made 75 appearances for the Argentinian national side and won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.



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