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Cristiano Ronaldo given jail term, fine after admitting tax fraud

Cristiano Ronaldo given jail term, fine after admitting tax fraud

OSCAR DEL POZO

AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo appeared in court on Tuesday to accept a prison sentence and a substantial fine after pleading guilty to tax fraud.

Cristiano Ronaldo has received a two-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to four counts of tax fraud during his time as a Real Madrid player.

Fined just under 19m euros, will not serve jail time

The 33-year-old, who left Madrid last summer to join Juventus in a 117-million-euro deal, was accused of defrauding Spain's tax authorities of 14.8 million euros from image rights income between 2011 and 2014.

In a court appearance in Madrid on Tuesday morning, the Portugal star accepted a 23-month prison term and a fine of 18.8 million euros.

"That's it done", says Cristiano after sentencing

Under Spanish law, Cristiano will not be required to spend any time in jail as it is a first-time offence.

"That's it done," were his only words to the media as he left court.

Xabi Alonso also appears in court on tax fraud charges

Meanwhile, ex-Madrid team-mate Xabi Alonso attended the same court on Tuesday, charged with committing three counts of tax fraud while playing for Los Blancos.

Prosecutors are seeking a five-year custodial sentence for the retired midfielder, whose alleged offences relate to 2010, 2011 and 2012. 

Read more: Alonso vows to clear name in tax fraud case