TL;DR news on Robinho at February 19, 2023
Robinho's friend Ricardo Falco is in the same situation, although four others left the country before they could be cited and convicted. Robinho unlikely to serve time in Brazil According to reports in UOL in Brazil, Robinho's lawyers are not confident that he will be able to spend his sentence in a Brazilian jail. However, Robinho is currently in Brazil, a country which does not extradite citizens born there. The Court of Cassation heard the case for 30 minutes on Friday, ruling Robinho's appeal was inadmissible. In 2017 a Milan court found Robinho and five other Brazilians guilty of assaulting the woman after plying her with alcohol in a discotheque. Robinho, whose full name is Robson de Souza, lives in Brazil. Robinho, 37, played for top European soccer clubs Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan, and signed a contract in 2020 to return to his very first club in Brazil, Santos. Italy could launch extradition proceedings now that Robinho has received a definitive verdict. Back in 2008, Robinho demanded a new contract on significantly improved terms, which Real were reluctant to meet.