Argentine forward Carlos Tevez has signed for Boca Juniors for the third time in his career putting an end to his brief spell in China.
Just one year after leaving Boca Juniors for Shanghai Shenhua, Carlos Tevez has agreed to return back to his homeland after the Chinese Super League side terminated the player’s contract.
Although the teams did not release financial details of the two-year deal that was done in December 2016 it was widely reported that Shenhua paid Boca a transfer fee of over $92M and Tevez a salary of $43M.
This will be Tevez’s third-spell with Boca. He spent from 2001 to 2004 with Boca Juniors before moving to Corinthians (Brazil), West Ham United, Manchester United and Manchester City (all England), and Juventus (Italy).
His club career has been marked by many trophies and a good number of controversies.
The Argentina international has won eight league titles in four countries. During his first spell with Boca Juniors, Tevez helped the team win the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup. He won 8 league titles in four different countries as well as the Champions League with Manchester United in 2008. In 635 club games to date, Tevez has scored 277 goals.
Tevez has appeared 76 times and scored 13 goals for Argentina in international play. He was omitted from the Argentine squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil although he was recalled in 2015 and earned ten caps in that year.
His greatest moment in the blue of Argentina came in 2004 in Sydney when he helped his country regain Olympic soccer goal won eight years before in Atlanta.