CHELSEA star Thiago Silva has seen his year become even better than before … after seven men were sent to prison for burgling his house.
The 36-year-old has had quite the few months.
First he won the Champions League, then he got his Chelsea contract extended.
Now he’s off playing for Brazil in the Copa America, with a quarter final coming up tonight against Chile. Meanwhile, he’s just got the news that the thieves that robbed his home in Paris in 2018 have been jailed.
A group of 7 robbers took a reported £1m of watches and jewellery from the Brazilian, the Sun explains.
The centre-back can now sigh with relief after hearing the news that Paris court have jailed the gang that robbed his mansion.
An organised group raided several celebrity houses before being arrested and now sentenced to prison time.
Ex-Stoke City flop Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 32, was also robbed by the same gang a month previously.
The Cameroon striker, then with PSG, had around £500,000 worth of luxury goods stolen.
French TV stars and musicians were also targeted by the raiders.
The court handed gang leader Mohamed S., nicknamed The Cat, a six-year prison term on Wednesday after a week-long trial.
The Sun quote “chief accomplice” Abdelziz G. as shouting “I’ll break out of jail – and I’ll start robbing again!”
Five other men landed sentences of three to four years.
All seven were also handed fines between £900 and £18,000.
The gang’s one female member, Emma H., got an 18-month suspended term for allowing the robbers to use her home.
However, Thiago Silva has found London life to his liking after ending his Paris stay last summer.
He made 32 Chelsea appearances, scoring five goals – and won his first Champions League medal after eight failed attempts with PSG.