Wednesday 5 October 2022 11:06 AM asks Brazil to extradite footballer Robinho to serve sentence over ... trends now

Wednesday 5 October 2022 11:06 AM asks Brazil to extradite footballer Robinho to serve sentence over ... trends now
Wednesday 5 October 2022 11:06 AM Italy asks Brazil to extradite footballer Robinho to serve sentence over ... trends now

Wednesday 5 October 2022 11:06 AM Italy asks Brazil to extradite footballer Robinho to serve sentence over ... trends now

Italy has asked Brazil to extradite footballing star Robinho to serve a nine-year jail sentence for the gang rape of an Albanian woman in a Milan nightclub.

The former Manchester City star, 38, was sentenced in 2019 over the 2013 attack on the  23-year-old when he played for AC Milan.

The Brazilian international, real name Robson De Souza, has appealed against the conviction but it has been upheld by multiple Italian courts, including the Supreme Court of Cassation in January this year.

Now the Italian justice ministry has written a request to Brazil to extradite Robinho along with his friend Ricardo Falco who was also sentenced in the case.

The Brazilian Constitution does not allow their citizens to be extradited from their homeland.

Italy has asked Brazil to extradite footballing star Robinho (pictured) to serve a nine-year jail sentence for the gang rape of an Albanian woman in a Milan nightclub

Italy has asked Brazil to extradite footballing star Robinho (pictured) to serve a nine-year jail sentence for the gang rape of an Albanian woman in a Milan nightclub

The former Manchester City star, 38, was sentenced in 2019 over the attack of a 213-year-old in January 2013 when he played for AC Milan (pictured in March 2013)

The former Manchester City star, 38, was sentenced in 2019 over the attack of a 213-year-old in January 2013 when he played for AC Milan (pictured in March 2013)

After the charges were first brought, a Brazilian newspaper revealed the contents of wiretapped phone conversations the footballer had with friends, including one in which he attempts to laugh off the accusations.

'I'm laughing because I don't care,' Robinho could be heard saying. 'The woman was completely drunk. She doesn't even know what happened.'

The charges date back to 2013, when Robinho was aged 28 and playing in Serie A for AC Milan.

On the night of January 22 the footballer and a group of at least six people, including his wife, had been drinking in the Sio Café nightclub in the city.

It was there that they met the Albanian woman, who was celebrating her birthday with some of her friends.

At some point during the evening Robinho walked his wife back home before rejoining his friends in the club, where they began drinking with the woman.

The woman says Robinho, who was due to celebrate his own birthday three days later, and his friends forced her to drink until she was nearly unconscious.

It was then that they took her into a private dressing room

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