Fabio Cannavaro given jail sentence: World Cup winning captain gets 10-months for swimming in pool


Fabio Cannavaro has been handed a 10 month prison sentence after he went swimming in the private pool of one of his residences.

The former Italy international, who captained them to World Cup glory in 2006, was given the sentence for breaching orders to keep out of his property after it was seized by authorities due to suspected abuse of planning regulations.

The former Juventus and Real Madrid player has been under investigation for tax evasion and in October authorities in Napes seized almost €1m of goods linked to Cannavaro and his wife, including a €180,000 yacht.

Cannavaro was reportedly caught swimming in the property’s pool with his wife – leading to the breach of orders and the 10 month sentence. His wife, Daniela Arenoso, and brother Paolo have also been given custodial sentences.

Fabio Cannavaro with David Beckham

All three have appealed, meaning the sentence is suspended until a final judgement is made.

Cannavaro recently became manager of Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande where he has led the club into the Asian Champions League.