Footballers who went to prison

Dani Alves in action for Brazil at the 2022 World Cup.
Dani Alves in action for Brazil at the 2022 World Cup. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Life away from football should be comfortable for the top players, but that is not always the case.

Many elite footballers do not know how to replace the thrill and adrenaline of playing professionally and some fall into bad habits.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.