Former Real Madrid star, Carvalho, receives jail sentence for tax evasion

Emmett Rice
October 7, 2017

El MundoDeportes report the 37-year-old former Portugal global has been found guilty of two tax offences dating back to his time at the Bernabeu with Real between 2011 and 2012.

Ex-Chelsea central defender Ricardo Carvalho has been sentenced to seven months in prison after a Spanish court found him guilty of tax offences.

The veteran defender admitted to a charge of concealing income from his image rights during a two-year spell at Real Madrid.

Carvalho won three Premier League titles with Chelsea.

He was also fined €142,882.

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The court praised Carvalho for his full acknowledgement of the circumstances and compliance in proceedings, alongside repaying the full fee of €545,981.03.

The 39-year-old is unlikely to serve any jail time because, under Spanish law, sentences below two years for non-violent crimes when defendants do not have a previous conviction are typically viewed as suspended.

He departed to rejoin Mourinho under the pristine spotlights of Real Madrid to add a La Liga title to his name in 2012.

Two-time Champions League victor Carvalho is now plying his trade for Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, however this latest news is expected to prompt him to call time on his playing career.

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