Top 10 Footballers Who Spent Time In Prison

5. Rene Higuita


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Crime: Profiting from a kidnapping
Jail time: Seven months
Higuita was more like a pop-rock star of the modern world- guys who are good in pop music but also have criminal cases filed against them. However, the crimes Higuita made are perhaps worse. While he himself did not orchestrate the kidnapping of an 11 year old girl, he surely had profited from it after her family presented him with $50,000. He was the mediator of the crime, and as a result, he was sentenced to prison for 7 months and eventually missed the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He comes at the 5th spot in our countdown.

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