Tue 21 June 2022 | 7:35

Eto'o sentenced to prison after tax evasion charge

The former Barcelona star committed financial misconduct late in his time at the club.



star Samuel Eto'o has been sentenced to prison for tax evasion.

The president of the


Football Federation, along with his former agent Jose Maria Mesalles, has confessed to the fraud in front of the Spanish tax authorities. Marca claims that Eto'o's charges dates back to 2006 and 2009 when he was at Camp Nou and that he is said to have lost € 3.8 million in taxes he owed.

Eto'o reportedly admitted the allegations but claimed that Mesalles and his father was responsible given his age at the time. The initial sentence of 4 years and 6 years imprisonment for Eto'o and Mesalles was reduced by the court to 22 months and 1 year. Eto'o now has to pay his fine in four installments, which will be a total of 1.8 million euros, and Masays was fined 905 thousand euros.

The Barcelona star's tax evasion is related to the salary he received from the club, as well as the income he received from his sponsor Puma, which transferred money from Spain to Hungary.









latest football news


source: SportMob

DISCLAIMER! Sportmob does not claim ownership of any of the pictures posted on this website. Again, we do not host pictures or videos ourselves. Our authors merely link to the rightful owner. Lastly, Sportmob have carefully considered and reviewed all of its content. Despite that, it is possible that some information might be out-dated or incomplete.