Robinho, former Real Madrid, and Manchester City striker were sentenced to nine years in jail for rape in 2013.
Robinho, who was playing for AC Milan at the time, was part of a group that gang-raped a 23-year-old Albanian lady at the Sio Cafe nightclub. He was condemned in 2017, but his appeal with the Italian courts has been ongoing ever since.
The Court of Cassation in Rome dismissed an appeal from the former Brazil international and Ricardo Falco, a friend of the former player, about the event in 2013.
The most recent ruling from the Rome court is a final sentence with no room for additional challenges, and the punishment will begin immediately.
With the conviction, the Italian court system has the authority to request the extradition of both Robinho and Falco, despite the fact that the Brazilian constitution prohibits the extradition of Brazilians.
Because of this, Italy will be able to propose that both men serve their sentences in a Brazilian prison.
Robinho, 37, is now without a club after Santos terminated his six-year deal in 2020 when one of the club’s official sponsors mentioned the player’s situation.
Following the signing of Robinho, Brazilian manufacturer Orthopride claimed it has broken connections with Santos “out of respect for women.”