Benjamin Mendy, a defender for Manchester City, was cleared of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
The Frenchman and co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie have been on trial at Chester Crown Court since August after 13 women made allegations against them. However, the 28-year-old has been found not guilty on seven of the nine charges brought against him.
While Matturie was found not guilty on three of the accusations against him, the jury was unable to make a decision on the other two. On six further accusations brought against him, the jury was unable to make a decision.
“Manchester City FC notes the verdict from Chester Crown Court today, where a jury has found Benjamin Mendy not guilty of seven charges. The jury is hung on two charges and the trial is now over,” a club statement read.
“Given there are open matters related to this case, the Club is not in a position to comment further at this time.”
In June, a new trial will be held for Benjamin Mendy on the two counts of claimed rape and attempted rape that the jury was unable to resolve.