carvalho chelsea
carvalho chelsea

It looks as though Ricardo Carvalho fell off the straight and narrow after leaving Chelsea in the summer of 2010.

The former Portugal international, who now plays alongside fellow ex-Blue Oscar with Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League, made 210 appearances in a Chelsea shirt. During that period he won seven pieces of silverware, including three league titles.

His near-impenetrable centre-back partnership with John Terry was the foundation of the Blues’ success, which is presumably the reason why Real Madrid moved to secure his services seven years ago.

However, Carvalho did not behave himself during his time at the Bernabeu. According to Squawka, the 39-year-old has been handed a seven-month prison sentence over tax offences.

Squawka report that as well as the seven-month sentence, Carvalho was also handed a €142,822 fine and will be forced to repay €545,981.

Considering the lucrative implications of a move to China, it seems difficult to imagine that he will have any problem paying that, and Squawka believe there is very little chance he will serve any of his seven-month prison sentence.

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