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Bankrupt goalie James sells memorabilia

Football shirts, shorts and footballs owned by former England goalkeeper David James were among a host of items sold in an online auction after the star went bankrupt.

An England shirt that James wore as a substitute in the Three Lions' 1-0 World Cup win over Argentina in 2002 fetched £672 (€838) after receiving 20 bids.

A Liverpool FC goalkeeper's jersey worn during the 1995/96 season sold for more than £160 while a Portsmouth No 1 top James wore in 2008 went for £480.

A host of other items were included in the auction, which is expected to help the footballer, who now plays in the Indian Super League, in his financial difficulties.

It emerged earlier this year that the 44-year-old (inset), whose clubs included Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham and Manchester City, had been declared bankrupt despite earning around £20m from football.

It was said his divorce from wife Tanya in 2005 was a main reason for his financial woes.