Bankrupt James auctions memorabilia
LONDON — Former England goalkeeper David James, who declared himself bankrupt earlier this year, is to auction hundreds of football items he amassed across his 25year career.
James played for Premier League teams Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham, Manchester City and Portsmouth and was capped 53 times for England.
The 44-year-old is selling 200 football-related souvenirs and 24 other personal items through auctioneers Hilco, based in Kent, from 6-18 November.
Among the collection are more than 100 shirts — many signed — as well as shorts and footballs.
A further 24 personal items unrelated to his career include his Astra van and Raleigh bikes, exercise equipment and a luxury Corum watch.
The goalie is estimated to have earned around £20 million throughout his career, but lost much of his personal fortune in his 2005 divorce from ex-wife Tana.
James is currently both a player and manager for Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters FC.
Items David James has put up for auction:
More than 150 signed football shirts, shorts and match balls Signed English Premiership shirts FIFA World Cup finals and qualifying tournament signed shirts
UEFA European Championship finals and qualifying tournament shirts Signed NFL shirt Classic Raleigh Chopper bikes Exercise machines DJ equipment Large quantity of vinyl records and books Vauxhall Astra customised van — itv
Former england keeper David James is auctioning off hundreds of his football tops