The ex-footballer acknowledges having about 300 files with sexual content of minors on his mobile phone
Former German soccer player Christoph Metzelder has been charged with “possession and distribution” of child pornography, according to the Düsseldorf District Court after finding almost 300 pornographic files on the former footballer’s mobile phone.
Metzelder, who played for Real Madrid between 2007 and 2010, acknowledged the existence of child and youth pornography on his mobile phone, specifically a total of 297 files that had been sent to another person, according to police investigations and the information it collects the daily Bild.
The 39-year-old former player is accused of a period between July 9 and September 1, 2019, in which Metzelder sent 16 images to another person and two videos of child sexual content through his phone.
Metzelder was runner-up in the world in 2002 and started with the German team in the 2006 World Cup. His record includes the Spanish League, the Bundesliga, the German Cup, and the national Super Cups in both countries.