Date of birth
05 February 1984
Place of birth
International caps / goals
59 / 13
Carlos Tevez is a history maker in South America having been named that continent’s player of the season for three years in succession from 2003-2005.
He arrived garlanded with medals having won the Copa Scudamerocana, the Intercontinental Cup, the Primera Division and the Copa Libertadores with Boca Juniors and Serie A in Brazil with Corinthians before moving to England, where he won two Premier League titles, the Champions League and the Carling Cup.
To add to that little lot, he won a gold medal in 2004 at the Athens Olympics, where he also picked up the Golden Boot.
Tevez signed a five-year deal after an extended loan spell at Old Trafford, where he clocked up 99 league and cup starts and bagged 34 goals. He has previously spent a season with West Ham, where his winner at Old Trafford on the last day of the season prevented relegation.
Carlos’ scoring ratio with Boca was better than one in three games, and he improved that to better than one in two at his second club Corinthians. So it was no surprise when he scored 29 goals in all competitions in 2009-10, his best-ever haul, and won both the fans' and the players' Player of the Year award.
His insatiable appetite for goals saw Tevez snap up his 50th for the club in the 5-0 FA Cup fourth-round replay win over Notts County, only his 73rd appearance for the club.
Fans looking forward to seeing Carlos link up with his compatriot Sergio Aguero in the City attack on a regular basis had to be patient last season.
After Tevez's lengthy absence after the infamous night in Munich, he returned to the City fold for the Blues' crunch home match with Chelsea in April and he made his mark, setting up Samir Nasri's last minute winner to put Mancini's men firmly back in the title race.
Carlos went on to score four times in the final two months of the season, including a sublime hat-trick against Norwich City in a 6-1 win which highlighted how devastating his combination with Aguero could be in 2012/13.
Carlos Tevez's Gallery
Carlos Tevez - Goals...
Chapter three of Carlos' countdown to 50 goals, this chapter includes his penalty at Chelsea and his first goal as captain. Plus many more brilliant finishes.
Carlos Tevez - More Goals...
Chapter four of Carlos' countdown to 50 goals, the chapter includes his two away goals at Blackpool and ends with his Boxing Day goal away at Newcastle. Plus many more goals from the Argentinian.
Carlos Tevez - Even More Goals.
Carlos reaches his half century of goals in the final chapter of '50 and counting...'.