Former Manchester City and Brazil Star Robinho ‘Learning New Career Skills in Prison’ During 9‑Year Sentence for Gang Rape

Former Manchester City and Brazil Star Robinho 'Learning New Career Skills in Prison' During 9-Year Sentence for Gang Rape
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Dis­graced for­mer Pre­mier League play­er Robin­ho, real name Rob­son De Souza, is mak­ing the most of his time in prison by pur­su­ing a new career path. 

The 40-year-old winger, who was con­vict­ed of gang rape in Italy in 2013, is cur­rent­ly serv­ing a nine-year prison sen­tence in his native Brazil.

Accord­ing to reports, Robin­ho has enrolled in a basic elec­tron­ics course where he is learn­ing skills such as TV and radio repair.

This is part of a pro­gram pro­vid­ed by the Brazil­ian Uni­ver­sal Insti­tute to help pre­pare inmates for life after their release.

Robin­ho’s lawyer, Mario Rosso Vale, stat­ed that the for­mer Man­ches­ter City and AC Milan star is being an “exem­plary inmate” and has had no issues with oth­er prisoners. 

Vale added that Robin­ho has also vol­un­teered to run a read­ing pro­gram that dis­trib­utes 500 books per month to oth­er inmates.

The Milan Court of Appeals found Robin­ho “belit­tled” and “bru­tal­ly humil­i­at­ed” the vic­tim dur­ing the 2013 inci­dent. While the foot­baller main­tains his inno­cence, his legal team is cur­rent­ly appeal­ing the sentence.

Robin­ho enjoyed a suc­cess­ful play­ing career, mak­ing over 100 appear­ances for the Brazil­ian nation­al team and scor­ing 28 goals. He also spent time with the likes of Real Madrid, Man­ches­ter City, and AC Milan before his crim­i­nal conviction.

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