Carlos Tevez only spent one single season at West Ham, yet in August 2018, he was listed as the club’s 36th greatest player of all-time.
It is quite remarkable that the Argentine would rank so highly on the list; especially, when he would go on to score more goals and play more matches for Manchester United, Manchester City, and Juventus.
His time at Upton Park may have been short, but it wasn’t any less memorable. In a way, Tevez played a foot note in West Ham’s history and this website allows Hammers fans to get more up to the minute information on the next Premier League game, while letting back their favorite team and players.
Carlos Tevez: From Brazil to East London
Tevez joined West Ham in August 2006 from Brazilian club Corinthians. The move was a deadline day deal that flew below the larger radar of world football. Prior to his arrival, the forward had spent six years playing in South America, but he was yet to truly make a name for himself internationally.
The Argentine was joined by compatriot Javier Mascherano, who signed for West Ham as well. His time didn’t go quite as well and he was off to Liverpool in midseason. West Ham are fighting for a midtable finish this current term and supporters can use the Fredbetpromocode to wager on the rest of the season.
Tevez didn’t make his playing debut until September 10th. He appeared as a second half substitute against Aston Villa. Following West Ham’s 1-1 draw, they nosedived with eight defeats in their next nine games. Seven of those games saw the Hammers held to clean sheets.
The Argentine striker struggled mightily early on and it wasn’t until 4 March 2017 that he finally scored his first West Ham goal. Tevez had gone 16 Premier League matches without a goal. Despite scoring, West Ham still lost to Tottenham, 4-3. However, their performance was quite significant.
Carlos Tevez: To the Rescue
West Ham were stuck on 21 points following their loss to Tottenham. But Tevez’s strike had awakened the goal scorer inside him. Under the management of former Charlton Athletic boss Alan Curbishley, who took over in mid-December from Alan Pardew, West Ham had improved. It wasn’t until that loss to Tottenham that a spark was lit in the West Ham team.
The Hammers won their next three league games with Tevez scoring twice and assisting a goal during that run of victories. Although West Ham were still mired in the relegation zone, 19th after 32 matchdays, there was hope of a great escape. Back to back losses followed and fans began to worry with just four games left to play.
Remarkably, West Ham defeated sixth place Everton at Upton Park, 1-0. Matchday 36 saw West Ham defeat fellow relegation strugglers Wigan 3-0 away. Still in 18th place, there was hope on the horizon, but fifth place Bolton Wanderers and league Champions Manchester United were the final two games of the season.
With Bolton aiming for a big finish to the domestic season, Tevez put them to the sword with two goals and an assist in the classic style he would become known for. With all hope resting on a victory on the final matchday, Tevez powered the Hammers to a 1-0 win at Old Trafford as he scored the only goal. The Argentine’s performance influenced Sir Alex Ferguson to sign him in the off-season.
Tevez scored six goals and tallied four assists in his last 10 games. West Ham won seven of those games, completing the greatest relegation escape in Premier League history.
Carlos Tevez may have been at Upton Park for just one season, but what a season it was.