Footballers who have served time in prison

Footballers who have served time behind lock and key

Bayern Munich player Vinicius Rodrigues Borges, Breno spent three years and nine months behind bars for arson. He intentionally burned down his own home.

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Bayern Munich player Vinicius Rodrigues Borges, Breno spent three years and nine months behind bars for arson. He intentionally burned down his own home.

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Futbolistas que han ido a prisión

Pedrag Stankovic, who spent time on the books at Alicante-based Hércules was imprisoned in 2009 as part of the 'Operation Cyclone' investigations. He was later sentenced to nine years in prison for drug-trafficking offences.

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Jesús Emilio Díez Mier 'Txutxi' played for Athletic Club, Lleida, Hércules and Badajoz. Like Stankovic, he was jailed in 2015 after being implicated in the 'Operation Cyclone' investigations.

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In 2015, the Spnaish Supreme court handed out nine-year sentences to Jesús Emilio Díez de Mier and Pedrag Stankovic for drugs-trafficking offences. Carlos de la Vega was found not guilty.

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Rayo Vallecano's Carlos de la Vega was detained by later released and found not guilty in the Operation Cyclone investigations.

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Going down: Jesús Emilio Díez de Mier and Pedrag Stankovic.

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Edmundo played for Fiorentina, Napoli, Vasco de Gama and internacional before being slapped a four-year term for manslaughter. A 'Habeas Corpus' allowed him to walk free after spending just one day behind bars.

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Edmundo played for Fiorentina, Napoli, Vasco de Gama and internacional before being slapped a four-year term for manslaughter. A 'Habeas Corpus' allowed him to walk free after spending just one day behind bars.

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Colombia keeper René Higuita who spent a year with Valladolid in the early 90s, was sentenced to six months for his involvement in the kidnapping of a friend's daughter. Higuita brought on a lot of problems for himself due to his friendship with Medellín Cartel drugs baron, Pablo Escobar.

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Colombia keeper René Higuita who spent a year with Valladolid in the early 90s, was sentenced to six months for his involvement in the kidnapping of a friend's daughter. Higuita brought on a lot of problems for himself due to his friendship with Medellín Cartel drugs baron, Pablo Escobar.

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Juan Castaño Quirós, Juanele, spent three months "doing bird" after breaching a restraining order and assaulting his ex-partner. He played in Sporting de Gijón, Tenerife, Zaragoza and was an international with Spain.

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Juan Castaño Quirós, Juanele, spent three months "doing bird" after breaching a restraining order and assaulting his ex-partner. He played in Sporting de Gijón, Tenerife, Zaragoza and was an international with Spain.

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Mexican keeper Omar 'Gato' Ortíz played for Monterrey, Club Celaya and Chiapas. In 2012 he was locked up for his involvement in various kidnappings. When he was found guilty he was already serving suspension for doping.

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Mexican keeper Omar 'Gato' Ortíz played for Monterrey, Club Celaya and Chiapas. In 2012 he was locked up for his involvement in various kidnappings. When he was found guilty he was already serving suspension for doping.

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Fredy Rincón plied his trade with Real Madrid, Corinthians and the Colombia national side. He spent 123 days in a Sao Paulo jail for drugs traffickiong. He was also served an extradition order by Panama for money laundering.

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Fredy Rincón plied his trade with Real Madrid, Corinthians and the Colombia national side. He spent 123 days in a Sao Paulo jail for drugs traffickiong. He was also served an extradition order by Panama for money laundering.

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Urban corruption charges in the 2006 Malaya Case landed Tomás Reñones in the slammer for a nine-month stretch at Alhaurín de la Torre.

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Tomás Reñones on arrival at Alhaurín de la Torre prison.

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Nizar Trabelsi played for Standard Liège and Fortuna Düsseldorf before being discovered to be a member of Al-Qaeda; he was sentenced to 10 years for planning an attack on the US embassay in Paris. He is currently serving a life sentence in the United States.

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Tony Vairelles spent five months in prison for attempted murder during a shoot-out at a night club in Nancy.

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