According to a statement from the court, Messi was found guilty of three counts of tax fraud.
The same court also sentenced Messi’s father, Jorge, to 21 months in prison for the same offense.
The court ordered Mess and father to pay a fine of 2 million euros and 1.5 million euros respectively.
According to the Spanish Supreme Court, the sentence can be appealed.
Though is not likely for Messi and his father, Jorgue to go to jail because a Spanish law of gives probation for sentence under two years.