Ulises Davila: Footy star has a win in court after being accused of paying teammates to fix matches on behalf of South American crime figure

Ulises Davila faced Sydney court for first time after his arrest Mexico-born Star plays for Macarthur FC in the A-League One of three players from club charged over matter 

Macarthur FC captain Ulises Davila has faced a Sydney court for the first time after he was arrested over his alleged role in an A-League spot-fixing scandal, with a magistrate agreeing to reduce his reporting conditions.

Mr Davila, 33, was among a trio of Bulls players arrested last month for alleged betting corruption linked to a South American criminal figure.

The Mexican star, along with teammates Clayton Lewis and Kearyn Baccus, was arrested after an investigation led by the NSW Police Organised Crime Squad over allegations they organised to manipulate yellow cards during matches.

Police have alleged Mr Davila was taking instructions from a South American man to organise for yellow cards to occur during games in exchange for money.

Macarthur FC A-League star Ulises Davila (pictured) has fronted court for the first time since he was arrested on match-fixing charges last month

Macarthur FC A-League star Ulises Davila (pictured) has fronted court for the first time since he was arrested on match-fixing charges last month

Davila (pictured centre outside a Sydney court on Monday) is accused of paying his teammates up to $10,000 to ensure they received yellow cards during matches

Davila (pictured centre outside a Sydney court on Monday) is accused of paying his teammates up to $10,000 to ensure they received yellow cards during matches

The 33-year-old has been accused of paying Baccus, 32, and Lewis, 27, up to $10,000 to deliberately receive yellow cards.

Mr Davila appeared inside Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court on Monday and had some good news when deputy chief magistrate Theo Tsavdaridis agreed to wind back his bail conditions.

He was previously reporting to police at Maroubra two days a week - on Monday and Friday.

Mr Tsavdaridis agreed to reduce his reporting conditions to one day a week.

His matter was mentioned in court alongside Mr Baccus, who was not present in court.

Davila's teammate Clayton Lewis (pictured left) has also been charged over the alleged match-fixing operation

Davila's teammate Clayton Lewis (pictured left) has also been charged over the alleged match-fixing operation

Macarthur FC star Kearyn Baccus (right) is pictured outside a Sydney court after being accused of involvement in the alleged scheme

Macarthur FC star Kearyn Baccus (right) is pictured outside a Sydney court after being accused of involvement in the alleged scheme

The players were charged in May after early-morning raids at houses in South Coogee, Parramatta, West Hoxton and Emu Plains.

Police allege Mr Davila brought his two Bulls teammates into the scheme by paying them $10,000 to earn yellow cards.

Police will allege there were 'multiple thousands of dollars paid out' as a result of the bets.

Mr Davila and Mr Baccus will return to court in August.

Mr Lewis will face court on June 27.

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