Mauro Camoranesi has been found guilty of displaying 'excessive and abnormal roughness' during a match in 1994 in which he injured a player and will be required to pay a fine as a result.
The Buenos Aires Supreme Court confirmed the verdict and ordered the 2006 World Cup winner to pay €50,000 plus interest in compensation and damages.
Camoranesi was playing for Aldosivi at the time while Roberto Pizzo, the victim of the horrendous tackle, was representing Alvarado.
Pizzo was left severely injured following the incident, which caused him to lose 39 per cent of the capacity in his left knee, effectively ending his career right there and then.
"Even though the incident cannot be defined as intentional, it shows a lot of roughness, an excessive and abnormal practice of the sport and an alienation of sporting rules," declared the court upon announcing the verdict.
The Argentine-born midfielder went on to enjoy a stellar career in Serie A, making over 200 appearances for Juventus while representing his adopted Italy on 55 occasions.