Dani Alves could be released from prison on July 20 of this year, it was learned.
The former Barcelona and Brazil defender was sentenced this Thursday to four and a half years in prison after being found guilty of raping a woman in a Spanish nightclub in the early hours of December 31, 2022.
The 40-year-old married father of two faced his first night behind bars as a convicted sex offender on Thursday. He had been detained in Brians 2 prison, near the Catalan capital, since his arrest in January last year.
Although he received a sentence of 54 months, it was revealed that he could be free in just five if he receives provisional release.
Although the judge will have the final say on any early release, good behavior could see Alves released early after having served a third of the sentence imposed on him.
The date on which Dani Alves could be released from prison after his sentence is revealed
Prosecutors had been pushing for a 12-year prison sentence for the 40-year-old Brazilian after being found guilty of raping a woman in a Spanish nightclub in 2022.
A 61-page ruling found that Alves “grabbed the victim, threw him to the ground and prevented him from moving” during the act.
The woman he was convicted of raping insisted that the footballer had forced himself on her after hitting her
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Alves’ sentence will run from when he was arrested in January 2023, meaning he has already served more than a year and could be released when a third has been served in July.
According to AS, however, that is unlikely to happen due to a possible return to Brazil from Spain.
Meanwhile, in April 2025 he could be granted permission to sleep and spend weekends at home, always depending on his good behavior.
The woman he was found guilty of raping insisted the footballer had forced himself on her after hitting her when she gave evidence in court behind a screen.
State prosecutors wanted him jailed for nine years and a lawyer representing his victim had demanded he be caged for 12 years if convicted.
The three trial judges confirmed in a 61-page written ruling published after Alves learned his sentence in the closed-door hearing that they had taken into account his advance payment of £128,000 (€150,000) as a “mitigating factor.” . he was ordered to give it to his victim as compensation.
They concluded that she had danced with Alves before voluntarily going to a bathroom next to Sutton’s VIP area that the footballer had entered moments before in what they described as an apparent “prior agreement” to “be with him in a more intimate space.” .
But emphasizing that what they considered to be proven and that had contributed to convicting Alves, they added: ‘He tried to penetrate his victim using his greatest strength and throwing her to the ground and making her hit her knee.
Alves could be released on July 20, depending on his good behavior, since he has been detained since January 2023.
Alves’ lawyer, Inés Guardiola, confirmed after the decision that she will appeal the decision made on Wednesday.
The victim asked Dani Alves to let her leave, making it clear that she wanted to get out of there, but he did not let her.
‘When he found himself in that situation, in that small bathroom with no option to get out because Mr. Alves prevented him from doing so with the violent attitude he demonstrated, he felt shocked and unable to react or breathe adequately in the face of the situation of anguish and terror. she was experimenting.’
Alves’ lawyer, Inés Guardiola, revealed after the sentence that the disgraced star will appeal the sentence.