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11 'criminal' footballers

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Pin Robinho, Semedo and Centurion are among the perpetrators. BeSoccer
Robinho, Semedo and Centurion are among the perpetrators. BeSoccer

11 'criminal' footballers

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'Marca' has drawn up a list of players who have had run-ins with the justice system, including some players who have retired.

Goalkeeper : Bruno Fernandes

He was sentenced to 22 years in prison for ordering the murder of his son's mother. He spent seven years in prison and then returned to football. Currently, the Brazilian plays for Boa Esporte.

Right-back : Serge Aurier

The French winger, during his time at PSG, was sentenced to two months in prison for hitting a policeman. In addition, Aurier was also suspended from the first-team for directing homophobic slurs towards Laurent Blanc.

Midfielder : Ruben Semedo

The Portuguese player, on remand, is accused of attempted murder, assault, armed robbery and intimidation... Villarreal have suspended his contract and his salary.

Midfielder : Breno Rodrigues

He was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for aggravated arson after burning down his own villa in Germany. He served just over half of his sentence and returned to coach football at Bayern Munich.

Left-back : Alexis Zarate

The Argentine player was sentenced for six years and six months for rape, he is still serving his sentence.

Midfielder : Adam Johnson

The Sunderland player withdrew from football after pleading guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming.

Midfielder : Joey Barton

He was sentenced to six months in prison for assaulting another player at training. He served only 77 days of his prison term. 

Midfielder : Letchkov

The former Hungarian footballer was sentenced to two years in prison for embezzlement and abuse of power as Mayor in Sliven (Bulgaria).

Midfielder : Ricardo Centurion

The Argentine player has had several run-ins with the law, including accusations of drunk-driving, domestic violence and bribing a police officer.

Forward : Michele Padovano

The former Italian player was arrested after he was implicated in hashish trafficking, which led to him being sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison.

Forward : Robinho

The Brazilian attacker was sentenced to nine years in prison for participating in a gang rape in Milan. His sentencing cannot be enforced until after completion of the appeal process, according to Italian law. 



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