Middlesbrough forward Afonso Alves became the 15th Premiership player to have his home burglarized while playing, with the Brazilian featuring in Boro’s 1 – 1 draw against Portsmouth.
The Brazil striker rued the robbery on his home in Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, saying it showed that lawlessness is not just confined to his homeland.
The raid is estimated to have been worth £50,000 in damage and lost belongings. The 28-year-old returned home shortly after 6pm on Saturday to find his passport stolen along with jewellery, computers, Brazil and Boro shirts, documents, pairs of shoes, and about £200 cash.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas, Alves’s compatriot, suffered a burglary in November, while other victims include Steven Gerrard, Daniel Agger, Pepe Reina, Dirk Kuyt, Jerzy Dudek, Jermaine Pennant, Portsmouth’s Peter Crouch, and Emile Heskey of Aston Villa.
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