ROBERTO CARLOS has been sentenced to three months in jail in Brazil for delays in paying more than £15,000 in child support.
The former Real Madrid ace owes the money to former partner Barbara Thurler, who he has two kids with.
Carlos’ case is being processed under summary secrecy in the family court of the Itaperuna Forum.
Brazilian media are saying the World Cup winner claimed financial problems to justify the delay of payment to his ex.
The former Inter Milan star recently had his ninth child with current wife Mariana Lucon.
Judge Mayane de Castro said the family rejected a proposal by the 44-year-old to pay the sum in instalments.
But the Samba legend’s lawyer Fernando Pittner said the matter would be resolved without Carlos serving time.
Carlos — who is Real Madrid’s ambassador in Asia and Oceania — is not the first Brazilian to be sentenced to jail for not paying alimony.