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One of the most decorated football players in history was sentenced to a long prison term for rape.

ByИван Дунаев

Feb 22, 2024

 One of the most decorated football players in history was sentenced to a long prison term for rape

Dani Alves will spend the next 4.5 years in prison.

Former football player Barcelona and Brazil Dani Alvessentenced to 4.5 years in prison in a rape case.

The authoritative Spanish publication Marca reports this.

The investigation into the case was completed on November 14 , and the trial itself took place from February 5 to 7. The prosecutor's office demanded a seven-year sentence for Alves, with the maximum penalty in Spain for rape being 12 years.

On Tuesday, February 22, the court made its decision, sentencing the Brazilian to 4.5 years in prison.

However, the Brazilian still has the right to appeal to the High Court of Catalonia and then to the Supreme Court of Spain.

Recall that in January 2023, Alves was arrested on suspicion of sexual harassment. The incident occurred back on December 30, 2022 at a nightclub in Barcelona. The victim said that Alves forced her to have oral sex in the toilet, hit her and raped her.

The footballer himself first denied all accusations, and then stated that the sexual intercourse was consensual.

Dani Alves: career and achievements

Dani Alves is one of the most titled football players in history. He won 46 trophies in his career.

The Brazilian gained worldwide fame with Barcelona, ​​for which he played from 2008 to 2016 and from 2021 to 2022. Together with the Catalans, the defender won 23 trophies: he became a six-time champion of Spain, won the Champions League three times, and won the country's Cup and Super Cup four times each. In total, the Brazilian played 407 matches in the Blaugrana shirt, scored 22 goals and 104 assists.

In addition to Barcelona, ​​Alves played in Europe for Seville, Juventus and PSG, and in his homeland he defended the colors of his home club Bahia, as well as Sao Paulo.

Alves’s last club was the Mexican Pumas, which broke the contract with the Brazilian amid accusations of rape.

As part of the Brazilian national team, he played 126 matches and scored 8 goals. With the national team, Alves won gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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