As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Carlos Tevez announces retirement after losing father

Former Manchester City and Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez has announced his retirement.

Tevez has confirmed his retirement after the Argentinian said he could no longer continue playing following the death of his father last year.

Tevez revealed he had turned down offers from the United States to prolong his trophy-laden yet controversial career as he officially brought his time in football to a close at the age of 38.

Tevez said he had stopped playing after 'losing his number one fan' - his adopted father, Segundo Raimundo, who died following complications from covid-19 in February 2021.

The Argentinian, who won three Premier League titles, two Scudetti and the Champions League, last played for Boca Juniors before leaving his boyhood club in June last year.

Segundo Raimundo, who adopted the Argentine after his biological father died before he was born, had been fighting for his life for several weeks before his death and had not been given long to live by doctors.

"I have retired, it is confirmed," he said.

"They offered me many things, including from the United States. But that's it, I have given everything.

"Playing the last year was very difficult but I was able to see my old man. I stopped playing because I lost my number one fan."

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free