Robinho appealed to Italy’s Supreme Court against a nine-year prison sentence for raping an Albanian woman. However, the Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of the former Brazilian forward, dismissing his appeal. Robinho’s lawyer confirmed the news on Wednesday. The footballer, who played for Real Madrid, AC Milan and Manchester City, has no chance to appeal against the court’s ruling.
Robinho, along with five others, sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman at a nightclub in Milan in 2013 while playing for Italian Serie A team AC Milan. He was sentenced to 9 years in prison in November 2017 after being found guilty.
Robinho, who played for AC Milan from 2010 to 2015, appealed against the ruling, which was rejected by a court in December 2020. Last time, the country’s highest court upheld his sentence.
Robinho, who will turn 38 on January 25, is currently in Brazil. The country does not send its citizens back to another country for trial. However, Robinho may face punishment in the country. Because, if the crime organized in Italy is also considered as a crime in Brazil, then it has to be punished.
Robinho, who has scored 28 goals in 100 appearances for Brazil, signed a contract with his country’s club Santos in October 2020. But under pressure from club supporters and sponsors, Santos suspended the deal.