Samuel Eto’o: Ex-footballer given suspended jail sentence for tax fraud in Spain
Former Cameroon footballer Samuel Eto’o has been given a suspended jail sentence in Spain for tax fraud.
The previous Barcelona ahead had agreed to a 22-month jail sentence with tax authorities on Tuesday.
He was additionally fined and can repay almost €4 million in taxes owed throughout his time with the Spanish membership between 2006 and 2009.
Jail sentences shorter than two years could be suspended for first-time offences.
Eto’o accepted the conviction however has blamed his consultant José Maria Mesalles, who was handed a one-year jail sentence.
The 41-year-old performed for Barcelona from 2004 to 2009, profitable two UEFA Champions League titles and three Spanish league trophies.
He additionally represented Actual Madrid, Actual Mallorca, Inter Milan, and Chelsea in a profession spanning 22 years.
After retiring in 2019, he took up a place as president of the Cameroonian soccer federation.