Robinho has found a new European club despite his off-field issues

Published Add your comment

Football News

Robinho's footballing career has been one littered with inconsistencies.

The Brazilian wonder-kid arrived at Real Madrid from Santos in 2005 with the world at his feet and initially hit the ground running with Los Blancos.

Sadly, he failed to break into the starting XI on a regular basis, but did finish with 25 goals in 101 appearances. A £32.5m move to Manchester City followed where, again, he failed to assert himself as the dominant attacking force in the team.

Since his failed stint in England, Robinho has returned to Santos twice on loan and played for AC Milan, Guangzhou Evergrande and Atletico Mineiro.

He was recently made a free agent after an Italian court sentenced him to nine years in prison after being convicted of sexual assault.

However, the sentence will not be enforced until he has completed his appeal.

As such, the 33-year-old Brazilian was free to find a new club in January and he has found one that is prepared to take a huge PR risk and get him on their books.

Turkish side Sivasspor are the side in question, with the club announcing on their official Twitter account that they had reached an agreement with Robinho.


The Turkish side will be hoping the Brazilian can give them a much-needed boost this season, with Sivasspor currently languishing in eighth in the Turkish Super Lig table.

They're aren't many household names at the club, with former Everton man Arouna Kone one of the only former Premier League faces there.


The Brazilian's appeal could between two to three years, meaning he should be available to play for Sivasspor for some time.

Atletico MG v Gremio - Brasileirao Series A 2017

A statement posted on his Instagram from his legal team on the court's decision read: “Regarding the news involving the striker Robinho, in an incident that occurred several years ago, we wish to clarify that he already declared his innocence and maintained he had no involvement whatsoever."

It added: “All legal steps are now being taken with regards to this decision by a court of first instance.”

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Real Madrid
Manchester City
Brazil Football
AC Milan

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again