Argentine former striker Carlos Tevez announced his retirement from Manchester United and Juventus, at the age of 38.
Tevez explained that his father’s death was the reason behind his refusal of offers to continue playing as a football player.
Tevez had a busy career as a player, especially in England, where he played for Manchester United and Manchester City.
Tevez also played for three separate spells for the Argentine club Boca Juniors, and he played for Corinthians of Brazil, West Ham of England, Juventus of Italy, as well as of Shanghai Xinhua of China.
Tevez played his last game with the Boca Juniors team in 2021 before farewell to the team, and he kept the door open at that time to his transfer to any other team.
But Tevez said on Friday, in comments published by the Argentine “Mundo Albiceleti” website, that despite receiving offers from the American Football League, he decided to stop playing because he no longer had his “first fan” with the death of his father.
Tevez added: “I’ve retired, that’s for sure.” I received a lot of offers, including offers from the United States. But I gave it my all.
And Tevez continued: “Playing last year was very difficult, but I was able to see my old man (his father). I stopped playing because I lost my first fan.
Tevez won 26 titles during his career and is one of four players from Argentina who won the Libertadores Cup and the European Champions League, and he won the Champions League with Manchester United in 2008.
Tevez also participated with the Argentina national team in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.