Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison by an Italian court after being found guilty of sexual assault.

The alleged incident took place in January 2013 when the Brazilian was playing for AC Milan.

Robinho, along with five other men, have been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman at a nightclub in Milan.

The former Manchester City forward is currently playing for Atletico Mineiro in Brazil.

Although the court in Milan has found Robinho guilty, the sentence will not be enforced until the appeal process has been completed.

The 33-year-old became the most expensive player in British football in 2008 when he joined Manchester City from Real Madrid for £32.5 million.

But the Brazilian struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League and was sold to AC Milan two years later for just £15m. Robinho has also been capped 100 times for Brazil’s national team.