Bankrupt ex-England goalkeeper David James forced into auctioning football memorabilia | inside World Soccer

Former England goalkeeper David James has been forced to auction hundreds of items of football memorabilia collected during his career after being declared bankrupt in May.

Bankrupt ex-England goalkeeper David James forced into auctioning football memorabilia
Photo: Hilco Industrial

The 44-year-old earned an estimated £20 million over the course of his career, from football wages, endorsements and modelling contracts, but has built up crippling debts after breaking up with his ex-wife Tanya in 2005.

He has put a large collection of football memorabilia up for sale, including signed football shirts, a collection of books, DJ equipment, Raleigh Chopper bikes, and a Vauxhall Astra van with 110,370 miles on the clock.

James played in the Premier League for the likes of Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham, Manchester City, and Portsmouth and has recently came out of retirement to become a player-manager at Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters.

He made 53 appearances for England between 1997 and 2010 and now writes a regular column for The Observer and has appeared as a pundit for BT Sport.

Bids for his possessions, which are being auctioned by London-based auctioneer Hilco, are being accepted between November 6 and 18.

The items that are up for grabs can be found here.

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