Carlos Alberto Tévez (born Carlos Alberto Martínez on 5 February 1984)is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Manchester City and is currently the team's captain.He has previously played for Boca Juniors, Corinthians, West Ham United and Manchester United.
He transferred to Manchester City in the 2009 summer transfer window, becoming the first player to move between the two rival clubs since Terry Cooke in 1999. His energy and goal scoring rate has since made him an indispensable player for the club in the eyes of fellow players and media alike.His importance was marked by promotion to captain at the beginning of the 2010–11 season by manager Roberto Mancini
His career has been dogged by a long-standing affair with Media Sports Investments, the company which owned the rights of Tévez,and several other players and coaches.This eventually resulted in West Ham United being fined over issues regarding third-party ownership.He has made 59 appearances for the Argentina national team, scoring 13 goals.
Tévez made his West Ham debut coming on as a second-half substitute in the 1–1 home draw with Aston Villa on 10 September 2006.After this game though, West Ham went on a nine-game winless streak (one draw and eight defeats), which included seven consecutive matches without scoring. This winless run also included going out of both the UEFA Cup and Carling Cup.
In November of the same season, Tévez left the ground early after being substituted and throwing a mini tantrum during a league match against Sheffield United, and as punishment, his teammates decided that Tévez had to donate half of a week's wages to charity and train in a Brazil jersey.
Tévez refused to wear the shirt, saying, "I played in Brazil and have a great respect for Brazil and Brazilians but I'm Argentine and won't wear that shirt.
Tévez is known for his tango flare celebrations ever since playing for Boca Juniors, as well with Corinthians of Brazil. During his time at Manchester United, he would hide a baby pacifier in his shorts and put it in his mouth after scoring a goal as a commemorative gesture to his baby daughter.