Want-away Etihad Stadium star never looks for the easy life.
2004: Joins Corinthians from Boca Juniors in an £11.5m deal which is financed by Media Sports Investments, a group of investors headed by Kia Joorabchian, who also own a controlling stake in Corinthians.
2007: March – Seven months after moving to England, West Ham United are charged by the Premier League for breaching rules in relation to signing players with third-party agreements.
April – West Ham are fined £5.5million with the verdict also ruling the registration of Tevez can be terminated by the Premier League. Tevez is later cleared to play on.
July – FIFA recommend the Tevez case is referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Joorabchian opts to issue High Court proceedings against West Ham.
August – West Ham confirm they have reached a £2million settlement with Tevez’s representatives, allowing him to leave the club for Manchester United.
2009: May – Accuses United of showing him a lack of respect and states his desire to leave Old Trafford.
July – Completes move to United’s rivals Manchester City.
2010: April – Roberto Mancini tells Tevez he can leave in the summer if he is not happy at the club after the striker questions his training methods.
December – Days after Tevez claims he is happy at City despite missing his children, he hands in a written transfer request. Tevez later withdraws the request and expresses “absolute commitment” after clear-the-air talks.
2011: May – Issues statement saying he would remain at City if his family situation could be resolved, but insists his daughters must come first.
July – Confirms his intention to leave City. Agreement is reached with former club Corinthians for £40million transfer only for deal to collapse when the Brazilian club claim it is impossible to complete a deal before the end of the transfer window.
September – Announces he will play for City after transfer fails to happen. But Mancini says the player is finished at the club after he refuses to come on as a substitute in their Champions League game at Bayern Munich.
Tevez issues a statement apologising to City fans but denying he refused to play, adding that going forward he is ready to play when required and to fulfil his obligations.