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Former England, Manchester City and Portsmouth keeper David James forced to auction football memorabilia


Former Premier League star David James will auction off hundreds of football memorabilia items this month, as the keeper battles with his bankruptcy.

James, 44, who holds the all time appearance record for a keeper in the Premier League, played for Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham, Manchester City and Portsmouth in the top flight.

He also won 53 England caps during a career that also saw spells at Watford, Bristol City and Bournemouth and is currently goalkeeper and manager of Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters FC.

Following his bankruptcy in May, the items being sold through London-based auctioneer Hilco include 150 signed shirts, shorts and match balls.

Also being sold is James's customised Astra van and Raleigh Chopper bikes, as well as electrical equipment and children's toys.

Shirts including an England home kit signed by the team, and a bright pink Portsmouth goalkeeper's jersey, as well as jerseys from all his former clubs, are expected to sell for upwards of £30-50 each.

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