Israel international goalkeeper Boris Klaiman

Israel international goalkeeper, Boris Klaiman, has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old Belgian student in an Athens bar while carrying drugs.

The Volos shot-stopper, 32, was arrested with team-mate Rodrigo Escoval after the incident at around 2 am on Tuesday April 11, in the Kolonaki neighbourhood.


A legal source said the alleged victim was visiting the Greek capital city on an educational trip. Klaiman approached the girl at the VIP section of a bar on Skoufa Street, according to Greek publication Nova Sports.

The girl alleged that Klaiman then ‘lifted her skirt and touched her thighs’, before she pushed him away. Greek authorities also reportedly found drugs in Klaiman’s possession.


Along with Escoval, who was released by police, Klaiman’s contract has been terminated by Volos president Achilleas Beos.


Former Hapoel Tel-Aviv goalkeeper Klaiman, who has denied the charges, was held for questioning and will face a judge today, April 13.


If the one-cap international is found guilty he could face more than 10 years in prison

A statement released by Volos said: ‘By decision of the president of PAE Volos, Achilleas Beos – Boris Klaiman and Rodrigo Escoval have been left out of the team and the process to terminate their contracts has begun. ‘Their managers have already been informed.’