Marca: Dani Alves, the most decorated footballer in history, faces up to 12 years in prison
MOSCOW, 21 Jan – Former Barcelona and Brazil footballer Dani Alves faces 4 to 12 years in prison on charges of sexual harassment, according to Marca.
In early January, a 39-year-old defender was reported to the police by a woman whose name was not disclosed. She accused him of sexual assault in a nightclub in Barcelona, as well as rape and battery. The football player denied his guilt. On Friday, a Barcelona court ruled that Alves should be placed in pre-trial detention, denying him bail. After that, the Mexican “Pumas” announced the termination of the contract with the player.
According to the publication, Alves presented three completely different versions of events. At first, he said he did not know the girl who made the allegations. Then he stated that he saw her, but there was nothing between them, but in the end he confirmed that they had intimacy. It is noted that during the court hearing, Alves behaved narcissistically, expressing a sense of impunity.
Alves is the most decorated footballer in history. He has 46 trophies to his credit. As part of Barcelona, he became a six-time Spanish champion, four-time winner of the Spanish Cup and Super Cup, three-time winner of the Champions League. Alves also played for Sevilla, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian teams Bahia and Sao Paulo.