Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy appeared in court on Friday charged with four counts of rape and one of sexual assault.
Mendy, 27, is charged with three counts of rape on the same date in October last year and a fourth offence earlier this week.
The defender is also accused of touching a woman sexually in January this year.
All the alleged three victims are over the age of 16.
He is also charged with breaking a bail condition and is expected to appear at Chester magistrates’ court.
Manchester City have suspended the player in the wake of the allegations.
In a statement on Thursday, the Premier League champions said: “Manchester City can confirm that following his being charged by police today, Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation.
“The matter is subject to a legal process and the Club is therefore unable to make further comment until that process is complete.”
Mendy, from Prestbury, Cheshire, was charged on Thursday and remanded in custody overnight.
He joined joined City in 2017 in a £52million transfer from Monaco and is understood to earn around £90,000 a week.
Mendy came through the academy ranks at Le Havre and made his professional debut for the club in August 2011.
The left-back was linked with Sunderland during the summer of 2013 but completed a £3.6million transfer to Marseille.
Mendy made 101 appearances for the French giants before joining Monaco for £11.7million in 2016. He won the Ligue 1 title during his sole season with the club before joining City.
He has made 75 appearances for the Sky Blues, scoring twice and winning three Premier League titles and two Carabao Cups.