Carlos Tevez's Nike Legends match worn boots. Tevez wore this special
measure boots during the Season 2009 with Manchester City. Both
personalized with "FLOPY 32".
Tévez was born Carlos Alberto Martínez in
Ciudadela, Buenos Aires, and
raised in the
neighbourhood of Ejército de Los
Andes, better known as "Fuerte Apache".
It was from there that he got the
nickname of "El Apache". His parents
changed his surname to his mother's during
a conflict between his junior
club All Boys and Boca Juniors.
Tévez has a
distinctive burn scar
that runs down his neck from his right ear to his chest. He
accidentally scalded with boiling water as a child, which caused
burns and kept him hospitalised in intensive care for
nearly two months. After
joining Boca Juniors, Tévez refused an offer
from the club to have them
cosmetically improved, saying that the scars
were a part of who he was in the
past and who he is today.