Former Man City Star Robinho Set To Be Jailed Over Rape

Former Man City Star Robinho Set To Be Jailed Over Rape

Former Manchester City star Robinho is set to face jail-time in his home country of Brazil due to a rape conviction according to the Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights.

The 38-year-old joined Man City in 2008 from La Liga giants Real Madrid in a world-famous transfer which cost the Citizens a whopping £38.7m, as per TransferMarkt.

Robinho’s career failed to recapture the heights of his iconic 2008 Premier League transfer after he went onto move around clubs in both Turkey and Brazil.

The latest in the South American’s shocking life comes off the pitch after he was convicted of rape in Italy 2017, according to the Guardian, however, due to an ongoing appeal process, Robinho’s punishment has been delayed.

However, that could all be set to change as the Brazilian attacker now faces a stunning nine years in jail.

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Marca quoted Brazilian attorney and Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights Damares Alves to have said: “Prison immediately, I have no more to say. There is still an appeal, but…What more do you want? Prison. No rapist can be applauded.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.