Former Barcelona club president Sandro Rosell has been cleared of money laundering by a Spanish court after 21 months in prison.
In February, Rosell has been released alongside his business partner Joan Besoli following a three-day trial arguing that they did not provide a risk should they be freed.
The 55-year-old stood accused of assisting to launder €15m via tax havens between the years of 2007 and 2011, while separately, he was arrested last year in relation to buying television rights for Brazil matches.
Rosell, a former Nike executive, was Barca president between 2010 and 2014, constantly denied any wrongdoing, while he was also stand trial in a separate case linked to Neymar’s signing from Santos in 2013.
Prosecutors wanted Rosell to be placed behind bars for 11 years and a €60m fine, but Spain's National Court could not prove the allegations made against him.
Rosell was acquitted on Wednesday of the charges alongside his business partner, Joan Besoli.