Robinho sentenced to 9 years in prison over sexual assault

Ivan Schwartz
November 24, 2017

"All legal steps are already being taken regarding this decision in the first instance".

Former Manchester City football star Robinho has reportedly been sentenced to nine years in prison for rape by a Milan court. The married forward along with five other men have been charged.

Because of that, the verdict is effectively put on hold until the appeals process is completed and no sentence will be enforced until then.

The 33-year old player is currently now playing in his homeland with Atletico Minero.

A statement on Robinho's Instagram page on Thursday night said that he had "already defended himself against the charges, maintaining that he played no part in the incident". Brazil does not extradite its own citizens when they are sentenced in other countries.

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A lack of discipline, however, began to dog Robinho, and he was soon returning to Santos before a spell in Italy where the assault took place.

Camera IconRobinho failed to set the Premier League alight during his time with Manchester City.

Robinho moved to Europe amid much hype in 2005 when he joined Real Madrid from Santos - but he only showed his talent intermittently.

The attacker did go on to win the Serie A title with the Italian side, teaming up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Antonio Cassano to conquer the division. After a brief stay at Chinese team, Guangzhou Evergrande, he joined Atletico Mineiro past year.

Robinho had previously been accused of sexual assault while at City in 2009, but was later cleared.

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