Veteran Brazilian striker Robinho has rejoined his childhood club Santos, which he left to join Real Madrid as a 21-year-old rising star before moving on to Manchester City and AC Milan.
The 36-year-old signed a five-month contract paying the nominal amount of about 230 euros ($ 250) a month with bonuses and an extension if things go well.
“This has always been my home, it is so special to be back here where my career began,” he said.
He is currently a fugitive from Italian justice, having been sentenced to prison for rape in Italy in 2017.
Robinho rose to fame with goals galore for the Rio team, who also produced Neymar and Pelé, before he was signed by Real Madrid to great fanfare in 2006.
A light and sublimely talented center forward, Robinho won league titles with Real and Milan and also played 100 times for Brazil, winning the Copa América and the Confederations Cup.
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