Russian criminal becomes professional footballer in prison

Posted by - March 1, 2013 - Oddballs, South America

When criminals are sent to prison, they are given a chance to rehabilitate themselves in order to reassimilate themselves effectively into society.

However, Russian Maxim Molokoedov has gone one step further by training to become a professional footballer whilst behind bars.

Molokoedov was sent to prison in Chile in 2010 for three years for drug trafficking after being caught with six kilograms of cocaine.

After managing to gain a place on the prison football team, the prisoner impressed visiting scouts from local team Santiago Morning. He has now signed up as a full time squad member, and been granted permission to remain in the country on a working visa.