The Carlos Tevez saga took another twist on Tuesday as Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini claimed the Argentine was 'finished' at the club after refusing to come off the bench in a UEFA Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. Tevez has since denied those accusations and claims he is ready to play when required. Here, skysports.com takes a look at the South American striker's colourful career to date.
1984: Born February 5 in Buenos Aires.
2001: Makes first-team debut for Boca Juniors.
2003: Wins two Argentinian titles, two Copa Libertadores titles and the World Club Championship with Boca.
2004: Joins Brazilian side Corinthians in an 18 million US dollar deal, a record between South American clubs. The deal is financed by Media Sports Investments, a group of investors headed by Kia Joorabchian who also own a controlling stake in Corinthians.
2005: Helps Corinthians to the Brazilian title and named the competition's best player.
2006: August - Joins West Ham along with Corinthians team-mate Javier Mascherano.
2007: March - West Ham are charged by the Premier League for breaching their rules in relation to the signings of Tevez and Mascherano.
April 27 - West Ham are fined £5.5million but spared a points deduction after pleading guilty. The verdict also rules "the registration of Carlos Tevez can be terminated by the FA Premier League", but Tevez is later cleared to play on for the Hammers.
May 13 - Scores the winning goal in 1-0 victory at Manchester United which ensures West Ham avoid relegation.
July 24 - Fifa recommend the Tevez case to be referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after deciding not to become involved. However, Joorabchian opts to issue High Court proceedings against West Ham.
August 3 - West Ham confirm they have reached a £2million settlement with Tevez's representatives which will allow the Argentinian to leave the club for Manchester United shortly.
August 10 - Transfer to Old Trafford is confirmed.
2008: Wins the Premier League for the first time with United.
May 21 - Scores opening spot-kick in United's 6-5 penalty shoot-out victory against Chelsea in the final of the Champions League in Moscow.
2009: - Wins his second Premier League title with United following a 0-0 draw with Arsenal.
May 17 - Accuses United of showing him a lack of respect and states his desire to leave Old Trafford.
July 13 - Manchester City confirm they have agreed a deal with Tevez.
2010: January 21 - Re-ignites his feud with former United team-mate Gary Neville, describing him as a "boot-licker" and an "idiot" on Argentinian radio.
April 13 - Questions the training methods of Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini in a newspaper interview.
April 30 - Mancini publicly tells Tevez he can leave in the summer if he is not happy at the club.
December 7 - Claims he is happy at City despite missing his children.
December 11 - Reports Tevez has handed in a written transfer request are confirmed.
December 12 - City reveal they have rejected a written transfer request from Tevez.
December 20 - City announce Tevez has withdrawn his transfer request after clear-the-air talks and expressed his "absolute commitment" to the club.
2011: February 20 - Scores in the FA Cup fourth-round replay against Notts County to move to 50 goals for City in 73 games, the second-fastest City player to reach the milestone.
April 16 - Not present at Wembley for City's FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester United, having been ruled out of the match with a hamstring injury.
City's preparations for the game were overshadowed by speculation the striker was using a trip to Milan to seek a move.
May 14 - Returns to captain City as they beat Stoke 1-0 to lift the FA Cup and end a 35-year spell without a major trophy.
May 16 - Issues a statement saying he would remain at City if his family situation could be resolved, but insists his daughters must come first.
July 4 - Confirms his intention to leave City.
July 18 - Mancini confirms an agreement has been reached with Corinthians for the sale of Tevez, although for now the Argentinian remains a City player.
July 20 - City confirm his £40million move to Corinthians has collapsed.
August 3 - City announce Tevez to take extended break, meaning he will miss the Community Shield clash with former club United.
August 19 - Left out of Argentina squad for two friendlies in Asia.
September 3 - Announces he is ready to play for City after desired move away from the club fails to happen.
September 21 - Fined for speeding.
September 27 - Mancini says Tevez refuses to play as a substitute for City in Champions League game against Bayern Munich. Mancini says he will never play for the club again.
September 28 - Issues a statement denying he refused to play.