Dani Alves has been sentenced to prison without the possibility of bail after being charged of raping a woman in a Spanish disco.
According to authorities, the alleged incident happened on December 31 at a nightclub in Barcelona.
In line with viral video making rounds online, police vehicles were see arriving the court to take the footballer to prison.
In Spain, the accusation of sexual abuse can refer to anything from unwanted and uninvited groping to rape. Police stated that they were unable to provide any other information on the case.
Recall that we revealed earlier this year that Dani Alves was a subject of a police investigation in Barcelona over an alleged sexual assault that took place with the legendary Brazilian athlete in a nightclub.
Futballnews gathered that respected Spanish newspaper ABC did recognize the defender as the man who the accused sex crime victim described as the perpetrator on the scene.
The right-back, who is 39 and was a former Barcelona player who last month represented Brazil at the World Cup in Qatar, is reported to have denied any misconduct.
The alleged sexual assault happened at Sutton, a popular nightclub in Barcelona’s center that draws celebrities from all over the world.
ABC said: “The Catalan police went to the venue and when the victim spoke to them about the incident, the supposed aggressor had already left the nightclub.”
“Contacted by this paper, the footballer’s entourage have denied the allegations.”
“They insist the information is false, although Alves was inside the venue, albeit for a short space of time.”
With 126 international matches under his belt, the 39-year-old footballer ranks second among all Brazilian players in terms of caps.
Before transferring to Juventus, Alves played almost ten years at Barcelona from 2008 to 2016.
He has played for the Turin club, Paris Saint-Germain, and Sao Paulo during the last five years before making a temporary return to Barcelona in 2021.
In July, he moved to a Mexican side Punas UNAM.
Daniel Alves da Silva, also known as Dani Alves, is a Brazilian professional footballer who competes for Liga MX club UNAM and the Brazil national team as a right-back. He was born on May 6, 1983.
Alves, who is regarded as one of football’s all-time greatest full-backs, has won 47 official titles overall and 46 titles at the senior level, making him the most decorated player in the sport’s history.
Alves began his professional career in 2001 with Bahia and then enjoyed a fruitful six-year stint with Sevilla, where he won two UEFA Cups and the Copa del Rey.
In his first year with the team, he won the treble, and the following year, he took home the Supercopa de Espaa, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.
In the years that followed, he also assisted the team in winning two more Supercopa de Espaas, five La Liga championships, and two UEFA Champions League triumphs.
In his lone season with the team, he won the Serie A championship, the Coppa Italia, and advanced to the Champions League Final.
Alves moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 on a free transfer, and in his first season there he won the domestic triple, followed the following year by another league championship.
He joined So Paulo in 2019 after moving back home. Alves won the Campeonato Paulista two years after that, giving him his first championship with the team. In 2021, he went back to Barcelona.
Alves, who has played in all of Brazil’s international matches since 2006, is the team’s all-time second-most capped player.
He played for them in five Copa América competitions, three FIFA World Cups, and three FIFA Confederations Cups, winning the 2007 and 2019 editions of the latter event.
He earned a gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Alves received individual recognition by being named to the IFFHS CONMEBOL Team of the Decade (2011-2020), the FIFA Confederations Cup Team of the Tournament (2013), the Copa América Team of the Tournament (2019), and Copa América Best Player (2019).