Ezequiel Cirigliano, a former River Plate player, was arrested by police on Monday when he allegedly tried to rob a house on the outskirts of Buenos Aires with an armed hand..
Cirigliano, 30 years old and a young promise to become a millionaire 10 years ago, He is charged with illegal possession of weapons and illegal entry..
The last club in which the midfielder was listed was Cynthialbalonga Calcio from Serie D, the fourth category of Italian football.
The alleged robbery attempt took place in the town of Caseros, about 15 kilometers from the Argentine capital. Neighbors heard gunshots in the courtyard of one of the houses and called the police, who arrived at the scene and arrested the player with a 9mm Browning pistol.
In the pictures released by the Buenos Aires Provincial Police, Cirigliano was wearing a pair of Rivera’s classic rival Boca Juniors sweatpants with a shield and a Paris Saint-Germain shirt.
The player was also arrested in 2015 for driving under the influence and without a license in Caseros.
Chirigliano, who made his river debut in 2010, won the CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2014, Recopa Sudamericana 2015 and CONMEBOL Libertadores 2015 with the team, as well as a silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games with the Argentina U22 team.
The midfielder spent several seasons with Hellas Verona in Italy and Dallas in MLS in the United States. In turn, he had brief spells with Tigre, Atlético Tucuman and Godoy Cruz in Argentine football.