Former Premier League striker Bosko Balaban has been jailed for failing to pay £70,000 to his mannequin ex-wife.
The 45-year-old Croatian, who performed for Aston Villa within the early 2000s, did not pay monetary help to ex-partner Iva Radic, who was named Miss Croatia in 1995 and can now pay the worth. The previous worldwide was given a suspended jail sentence of 1 12 months and 4 years of probation in 2021 for overdue upkeep funds.
He failed to stay to the agreed timeframe and because of this, the previous striker was given a one-year jail sentence suspended for 4 years in January, in line with Belgian newspaper HLN. A court docket in Zagreb advised him there was “no escape from jail” – even when he paid the arrears.
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Balaban was married to Radic for greater than a decade earlier than they divorced in 2017 and the couple have three youngsters collectively: two daughters and a son. Balaban is greatest identified for a four-year spell at Membership Brugge, the place he scored 58 objectives in 118 appearances. He had three separate spells at Dinamo Zagreb and it was his first spell that satisfied Villa to purchase him in 2001 for £5.8 million, a outstanding price on the time.
Nevertheless, in his solely season at Villa Park, he failed to succeed in the anticipated heights, making simply eight appearances with out scoring. He was loaned out once more to Zagreb the next season earlier than making a everlasting transfer to Belgium, the place he was largely productive. Since his profession, Balaban has labored as an agent and represented gamers reminiscent of ex-Leicester star Andrej Kramaric.
The Croatian, who was tipped for large issues by his compatriots when he arrived in England, has since mirrored on his failed transfer in an interview with Birmingham Reside and admits he began to doubt his personal skills.
Birmingham Submit and Mail)
He mentioned: “Once I look again on this season, I’ll see a giant gap, a giant void. I come to coaching day by day figuring out there may be nothing for me, though I used to be always advised that if I waited lengthy sufficient I’d get my likelihood.
‘However the extra you practice and do not play, the much less coaching means to you. That will not make me match match or get me into the Croatia squad for the World Cup. You strive to not doubt your capability as a participant, when you begin doing that then you might be positively finished.”
Balaban’s ex-wife at the moment has 113,000 followers on social media and sometimes posts photographs of her in glamorous places. The mannequin has additionally showcased her work with vogue giants Paco Rabanne, H&M and Chanel.
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