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Ivan Berbatov, father of Manchester United’s Dimitar Berbatov, is a convicted rapist who spent time in jail for his part in the gang rape of a Norwegian woman in 1983.

Berbatov Sr. – a promising footballer at the time – was staying at the Bulgarian resort of Varna with Pirin Blagoevgrad teammates, before an away fixture, when the incident took place.

The £31 million striker’s father and five other Pirin Blagoevgrad players subjected the woman to a brutal night-long attack.

In spite of their claims that the victim was a prostitute and they had paid her £160 for sex, all six of the men were convicted. Ivan Berbatov spent two years in prison for the attack.

Berbatov Jr. was only a toddler at the time, and it was left to his mother, Margarita, to bring him up whilst Ivan was inside. Upon release Ivan was forgiven by Margarita and accepted back into the family home, although his football career was over.

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