Lionel Messi Argentina and Barcelona footballer was convicted to 21 months in prison for tax deception.
Messiâ€™s father, was also given a jail term for cheating Spain of about â‚¬4.1m (Â£3.5m; $4.5m) between 2007 and 2009.
They also faced millions of euros in fines for using tax sanctum in Belize and Uruguay to conceal earnings from image rights.
Â Nevertheless, neither messi nor his father is expected to serve time in jail.
Prison terms Under the Spanish system of less than two years can be served under trial.
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In Wednesday’s pronouncement by the court in Barcelona, Messi and his father were found liable of three counts of tax fraud.
In addition to the jail terms, Messi wasÂ charged about â‚¬2m while his father was asked to pay â‚¬1.5m. They made an optional of â‚¬5m equal to the affirmed unpaid tax plus interest, in August 2013.
The sentence could be solicited against through the Spanish Supreme Court.
FC Barcelona’s reaction
â€œIn relation to the conviction for tax fraud, FC Barcelona indicates its full support to Leo Messi and his father â€œregarding the facts underlined in this case,” FC Barcelona believeâ€™s that Messi, who has ameliorate his position accompanied by the Spanish tax office, is in no way responsibleÂ of charges.