Premier League

Victor Valdés accused of cheating on boating license

Middlesbrough keeper Valdés supposedly had someone stand in for the captain's license exam.

Víctor Valdés, procesado por falsificar su titulación náutica
Diario AS

Victor Valdés accused of skipper license fraud

Valdés actually present at his Middlesbrough presentation

Victor Valdés, current Middlesbrough and former Barcelona goalkeeper, has been accused of cheating to obtain his boating licence in Spain. According to investigating judge María Isabel Rodríguez Valdés paid someone to sit the exam for him.

According to handwriting analysis carried out by the Spanish Guardia Civil, Victor Valdés didn't sit the exam, which was in fact taken by an imposter.

81 people accused in fraud investigation

In total the investigation into the boating license fraud has led to 81 people being accused of cheating in this way to obtain their skipper's license.