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Robinho agrees deal to join Turkish side Sivasspor

  • Former Manchester City and AC Milan star Robinho has agreed to join Sivasspor
  • The Brazilian reached an agreement with the Turkish club to sign for them
  • Robinho was 'sentenced to nine years in prison for gang rape' last November
  • The striker appealed his sentence after being found guilty in Italy
  • The appeal process can take years allowing him to play football in the meantime

By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline

Published: 09:01 EST, 22 January 2018 | Updated: 09:01 EST, 22 January 2018

Former Manchester City and Real Madrid star Robinho has agreed to sign for Turkish side Sivasspor despite being sentenced to nine years in prison for gang rape last year.

The 33-year-old, along with five others, was implicated for an attack on an Albanian girl in a Milan nightclub in January 2013.The Brazilian striker was found guilty in November but Robinho has since appealed his sentence, which could take years to be resolved.

Robinho has insisted he played no part in the incident and has a right to two appeals – Italy would only launch extradition proceedings once this legal process is exhausted, a legal source said at the time.

Former Manchester City and AC Milan star Robinho has agreed to join Turkish side Sivasspor

Former Manchester City and AC Milan star Robinho has agreed to join Turkish side Sivasspor

The Brazilian reached an agreement with the Super Lig side to sign for them on MondayThe Brazilian reached an agreement with the Super Lig side to sign for them on Monday

The Brazilian reached an agreement with the Super Lig side to sign for them on Monday

As the appeal process takes place, the former AC Milan forward is free to continue playing football.

Super Lig side Sivasspor have announced via their official website that they agreed terms with the striker and he will shortly be joining the club after he has signed a contract.

Robinho is set to join from join from Atletico Mineiro, where he has made 60 appearances since 2016.

During his career, the Brazilian has played across five different leagues and has made over 434 league appearances for six teams across Europe, China and South America.

ROBINHO'S CLUB HISTORY
Team Years Apps Goals Honours
Santos 2002-2005, 2010, 2014-2015 108 47 Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A (x2): 2002, 2004
Campeonato Paulista (x2): 2010, 2015
Copa do Brasil: 2010
Real Madrid 2005-2009 101 25 La Liga (x2): 2006-07, 2007-08
Supercopa de Espana: 2008
Manchester City 2008-2010 41 14 None
AC Milan 2010-2015 108 25 Serie A: 2010-11
Supercoppa Italiana: 2011
Guangzhou Evergrande 2015 10 3 Chinese Super League: 2015
Atletico Mineiro 2016-2017 60 19 Campeonato Mineiro: 2017
Brazil 2003- 100 28 FIFA Confederations Cup (x2): 2005, 2009
Copa América: 2007
CONCACAF Gold Cup: Silver 2003 Superclasico de las Americas: 2014
TOTAL: 528 161

The 33-year-old was sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault last NovemberThe 33-year-old was sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault last November

The 33-year-old was sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault last November

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