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Carlos Tevez has certainly been around a bit. The Manchester City captain is only 26 years of age, but can count Boca Juniors, Corinthians, West Ham United, and Manchester United as his former clubs. Now he is settled at the Sky Blues of Roberto Mancini, it is the time for him to show that he can out-score his Premier League rivals.
An Argentinian international, the pint-sized striker has scored 11 goals in 54 games for his country. In the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, he hit eight goals in six appearances to help his nation to victory and secure himself a Gold medal.
It is not just goalscoring that makes this attacker a key player in both his club and national sides, but his hard-working nature. Described by footballing legend Diego Maradona as an "Argentine prophet for the 21st century", Carlos Tevez likes nothing more than to win a football game and, if he can, score a winning goal.
In his not-so-long career, Tevez has seen it all. Suffering from fan abuse at Corinthians in Brazil, he left sunny South America to save West Ham United from relegation in the 2006/07 season. After scoring seven crucial goals to keep the Hammers in the top flight of English football, Tevez left the club a hero and signed for Alex Ferguson's Manchester United.
Two Premier League titles, one UEFA Champion's League victory, and an Incontinental Cup win followed. Contract negotiations between himself and the club collapsed however, and he ended up leaving the Reds in the summer of 2009.
Signing for Manchester City from United provoked outrage amongst supporters of the Reds and feelings of joy in the supporters of the Sky Blues. Scoring 23 goals in 33 games was enough to make Alex Ferguson spit out his finest red wine as the attacker proved what a fine talent he really is.
Now, with his current club challenging for Premier League glory, Tevez's goals are needed more than ever. I do not doubt that his ability to produce them.