FORMER La Liga star Koke has admitted he could be killed at any time after being jailed for drug trafficking.
The ex-Malaga, Marseille and Sporting Lisbon striker received a six-year prison term from a Spanish court in May.
Koke was found guilty of heading a 30-strong gang that smuggled mainly cannabis, but also cocaine.
The 40-year old, whose real name is Sergio Contreras, has already spent some time in prison.
However he is currently being allowed to stay at his home in Marbella.
The much-travelled striker also played for Greek side Aris and clubs in the US, Azerbaijan, Germany, Bolivia and India.
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Koke turned to crime after retiring from football in 2016 following a second spell with Aris.
He told Canal Plus: "As a footballer I had the chance to earn a lot of money. I was on around £800,000 a year.
"But in the 'other' business I would make in two months what I earned in a year playing football.
"However, you put your life at risk.
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"In France you can get killed very quickly in the world of trafficking drugs.
"Here in Spain I could get killed as well, although I am not scared.
"I have contacts everywhere, but don't get me wrong – I am no Pablo Escobar!
"This was not a way that I chose, but something that I found in my life.
"When people hear me described as an 'international trafficker' they think: 'F****** hell, what has he done?'
"Life is complicated for me right now. I am awaiting to go back into prison.
"I have to pay for the stupid things I have done, and to be finished with all of this as soon as possible.
"There is an open prison system in Spain for people who have been playing silly b*****s.
"I will go back to jail. I don't know for how long, but I have a sentence until 2027.
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"There were lots of French people in the prison, including some from Marseilles.
"I saw lots of Marseille football shirts in the jail!"
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