Former Argentina striker Carlos Tevez has announced his retirement from the sport citing burnout.

His decision comes one year after leaving Boca Juniors citing burnout.

The 38-year-old said on a national TV show in Argentina that he would no longer play professionally.

Known as ‘El Apache’, Tevez began his career at Boca and had successful stints with Corinthians.

A scarcely known name in England, he moved to the country in 2006 to test his mettle.

Carlos Tevez went on to play with Premier League sides West Ham United, Manchester United, and Manchester City.

At United, he formed a formidable front three with Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney winning the 2007/2008 champions league with them.

In 2009 he became perhaps the most high-profile name to join Manchester City from their cross-city rivals, winning a league title before moving to Italy to join Juventus.

Success followed him in Italy where he added a couple of scudetti.

Tevez had two more stints with his hometown club Boca on either side of a spell with Chinese Super League team Shanghai Shenhua.

He made 75 appearances for the Argentine national side and won an Olympic gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

In all domestic competitions, he made 607 appearances and scored 237 goals with 108 assists.

He finishes his career third on Argentina’s players’ trophy lists with 30 behind only Angel di Maria and Lionel Messi.