Former Manchester City star Robinho given nine year sentence over sex assault

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"With regards to the news involving the forward Robinho, regarding something that happened some years ago, we would like to clarify that he has already defended himself against the allegation, affirming that he was not involved in the incident", the statement read.

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

Brazilian star Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault, according to reports in Italy.

The Brazilian was found guilty of assaulting a 22-year-old Albanian woman in a Milan nightclub alongside five other Brazilians in a court in the northern city on Thursday (23 November).

Robinho has protested his innocence and announced he will appeal after reportedly being sentenced to nine years in prison for rape.

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The Italian court process allows for multiple appeals and it was reported that his sentence will be put on hold until the process has run its course.

"Every legal measure is being taken about this first ruling".

Robinho began his career with Santos before leaving Brazil in 2005 for a three-year spell with Madrid. After a brief stay at Chinese team, Guangzhou Evergrande, he joined Atletico Mineiro past year.

He broke the British transfer record in 2008 when Man City lured him from Real Madrid for £32 million (A$40 million). He has 100 global caps for his country.

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

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