Footballers who have served jail terms


Bruno Fernandes de Souza

Bruno Fernandes de Souza: He was accused of murder, kidnapping, hiding a body, and so on in July 2010. He was given a 22-year prison term for killing his ex-girlfriend, who was also the mother of his youngest kid.


Ronaldinho: In 2020, Ronaldinho got involved in a fake passport controversy and spent five months in prison.

Benjamin Mendy

Benjamin Mendy: Benjamin Mendy has been accused of seven charges of rape and sexual assault in 2021 and imprisoned. Mendy got out on bail later on strict conditions and will stand a trial for his charges in late January 2022.

Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson: In 2016, Adam Johnson, a former player for Manchester City and Sunderland, was convicted of child sex offenses. He was released from prison in 2019 after serving half of his six-year sentence.

Tony Adams

Tony Adams: When Adams, a former Gunners captain, crashed his car in Rayleigh, Essex, it was discovered that he had been driving four times over the legal limit, resulting in spending 57 days at Chelmsford prison.

Joey Barton

Joey Barton: The England international has served prison sentences twice for violent charges.

Marlon King

Marlon King: Marlon King, a former striker for Birmingham and Wigan, was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2009 after being found guilty of groping a lady and smashing her nose.

Ian Wright

Ian Wright: When the former striker, then 19 years old, refused to pay driving charges, he was sentenced to two weeks in Chelmsford Prison.

Rene Higuita

Rene Higuita: The Colombian footballer was imprisoned for being involved in a kidnapping that involved famous drug lord Pablo Escobar.