BARCELONA – Brazilian soccer player Dani Alves was arrested on Friday on charges of sexually assaulting a woman in Spain.
The alleged attack took place Dec. 31 at a Barcelona nightclub, police told The Associated Press.
Alves will now face a judge who will rule on the charges.
A sexual assault allegation in Spain can mean anything from unwanted and unwanted sexual harassment to rape. The police said they could not provide any details on the case.
Alves, 39, is one of the most successful footballers, having won major titles in several elite clubs in his long career, including Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. He currently plays for the Mexican club Pumas.
The defender was a key figure in Barcelona’s golden years, playing on the team’s right wing between 2008 and 2016 with Lionel Messi. He won the Champions League three times with the Catalan club, to which he briefly returned last season.
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