A state court in Germany has convicted former Bayern Munich defender Breno of aggravated arson and sentenced the Brazilian player to three years and nine months in prison for setting his rented villa on fire last year.

Presiding judge Rosi Datzmann ruled on the Breno's case on Wednesday, ordering the 22-year-old Brazilian, who was free on bail during the trial, to be taken into custody.

Breno was arrested in September. He was released from custody after Bayern helped with bail money. The club also obtained permission for Breno to travel to Qatar in January to attend a midseason training camp.

The player's contract with Bayern expired at the end of last season.