Ex Real Madrid player, Robinho sentence to 9 years in prison for gang raping a girl in Italy

Ex Real Madrid player, Robinho sentence to 9 years in prison for gang raping a girl in Italy

Ex Brazil international, Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his part in sexually assaulting a girl in Milan nightclub in 2013.

Robinho, who was playing for AC Milan at the time, was part of a group who gang-raped a 23-year-old Albanian woman at the Sio Cafe nightclub and was originally sentenced in 2017, having gone on to lose two appeals.

The ex-footballer has no further right to appeal, meaning that the latest ruling by the Rome court is final. However, it remains to be seen whether he will serve his sentence in a Brazilian or Italian jail.

Robinho’s friend Ricardo Falco is in the same situation, although four others left the country before they could be cited and convicted. Robinho, 37, was still playing professional football as recently as 2020, three years after the original sentence and seven years after the crime took place.

Robinho is unlikely to serve his sentence as he is in Brazil and the Brazilian constitution bans the extradition of its citizens, although Italy can request that he serves his sentence in the South American country.

Robinho, capped 100 times by Brazil, started his career at Santos before moving to Real Madrid in 2005, where he won two La Liga titles in four seasons.

In 2008, he joined Manchester City for £32.5m, then a British record fee, but he was loaned back to Santos in January 2010 after struggling to make an impact in England.

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