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Carlos Tevez has not been one to shy away from controversy, but the one real scandal in his Premier League career came at West Ham.
The striker was part of a huge scandal involving third-party ownership and the fielding of ineligible players.
Tevez was not signed by West Ham, but merely loaned from an investment group (the third party) who owned the rights to Tevez. This is not allowed in the Premier League.
West Ham survived relegation thanks to a now-infamous Tevez goal. Once the third-party ownership came to light, Sheffield United, who were relegated, were quick to complain.
After a long investigation, it was confirmed that West Ham were in breach of third-party ownership rules and that Tevez had been an important part of West Ham staying up. As a result, West Ham were forced to pay a large sum in compensation to Sheffield United in an out-of-court settlement.