David James forced to auction off football memorabilia plus his turntables and a chainsaw

The former England goalkeeper was declared bankrupt in May

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Former England goalkeeper David James has been forced to auction off hundreds of items, including football memorabilia, turntables, and a petrol driven chainsaw.

James, who won 53 caps for the national team and played for teams such as Liverpool, Aston Villa and Portsmouth, was declared bankrupt in May despite earning around £20m during his career.

The public will be able to bid for items through Kent-based auctioneer Hilco from 6 to 18 November.

It has been reported that James built up the debts as a result of his divorce from ex-wife Tanya in 2005.

Hilco say that the auction offers "Unique football memorabilia and personal effects from one of England’s most iconic goalkeepers".


Some of the football memorabilia on sale among the 224 items is the goalkeeper shirt he wore in the 4-1 thrashing by Germany in the 2010 World Cup second round, an England shirt signed by Wayne Rooney,  and the shirt he wore for Portsmouth in the 2008 FA Cup final.

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Lot 233: A petrol driven chain saw

The 44-year-old is currently manager of India Super League side Kerala Blasters FC.