Former Manchester City star Robinho sentenced to nine years in jail after 2013 gang-rape

Robinho could face serious jail time after being handed a guilty verdict in Italy on Thursday

Former Manchester City star Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for rape.

The ex-Brazil international, alongside five others, were convicted in Italy this evening for the gang-rape of a 22-year-old Albanian woman.

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The now 33-year-old was found guilty of the offence which was committed in a Milanese disco in 2013, while he was on the books at AC Milan.

The Atletico Mineiro forward could still appeal the guilty verdict, which would put off any jail time until the appeal avenues are exhausted.

Robinho released a statement on his Instagram page stating that he had “already defended himself against the accusations, affirming that he did not participate in the episode” and that “all legal measures are being taken”.

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