Carlos Tevez (Striker)
5th Feb 1984 (Ciudadela)Signed:
31st Aug 2006 (£0)Contract:
Details unknownPrevious Club:
Carlos Alberto 'Carlitos' Tévez was one half of the 2006 deadline day transfer deal that rocked football.
Along with fellow Argentinian international Javier Mascherano, the young striker joined the Hammers in a deal best described as shady - not that that fact could spoil the delight of many thousands of Hammers fans across the globe.
The free-scoring Argentinian - who won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics as part of the successful national side - first made a name for himself at Boca Juniors, whom he had joined at the age of just 13.
Within two years of his debut, in 2001, Tevez had won every domestic Argentinian honour available; during that time he was named Argentinian Footballer of the Year twice in succession.
The latest in a long line of players to be hailed the new 'Maradona', Tevez left Boca to join Brazilian outfit Corinthians in a deal worth around $20m.
However his spell in Brazil was an unhappy one, and it wasn't long before he began to be linked with several of Europe's biggest clubs; Chelsea and Manchester United both looked likely destinations before he eventually moved to West Ham.