Robinho sentenced to 9 years in prison over sexual assault

Former Manchester City forward Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault. The erstwhile Brazil international was found guilty assaulting a 22-year-old woman along with five other men at a disco in Milan in 2013, when he played for AC Milan.

The 33-year-old Robinho is currently in Brazil, playing for Atletico Mineiro.   -  Getty Images

Former Manchester City forward Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault. The erstwhile Brazil international was found guilty assaulting a 22-year-old woman along with five other men at a disco in Milan in 2013, when he played for AC Milan.

According to a report by Sky Sports, the 33-year-old star is currently in Brazil, playing for Atletico Mineiro.

He played more than 40 games for Manchester City between 2008 and 2010 after signing from Real Madrid for £32.5m.

Robinho has denied the charges and can appeal the decision.