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Bankrupt goalkeeper David James auctions football memorabilia

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Image caption David James won 53 England caps during a career that saw him play for Liverpool, Aston Villa and Manchester City

Former England goalkeeper David James is to auction hundreds of items of football memorabilia collected during his career.

James, who played for Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham, Manchester City and Portsmouth, was declared bankrupt in May.

Among the items being sold through London-based auctioneer Hilco are 150 signed shirts, shorts and match balls.

Also being sold is James's customised Astra van and Raleigh Chopper bikes.

The 44-year-old 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.

Bids for his possessions, which also include exercise and DJ equipment, vinyl records, books and toys, are being accepted from 6 to 18 November.

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

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Image caption An England home kit signed by the team and a Portsmouth goalkeeper's jersey are among the items for sale

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