David James
David James won 53 caps for England but was declared bankrupt in May (Getty)

Former Liverpool and Manchester City goalkeeper David James is auctioning memorabilia from his top-flight football career after he was declared bankrupt.

James, who made 53 appearances for England and won the FA Cup with Portsmouth in 2008, earned an estimated £20m during a 25-year playing career in England.

But the 44-year-old, who also had stints at Aston Villa, West Ham, Bristol City and Bournemouth, was declared bankrupt in May.

Memorabilia he accumulated over his long career is being sold, including signed England shirts, football tops he has swapped with opposing players and one he wore in the 2002 World Cup against Argentina.

David James Auction
Some of the items David James has put up for auction (Hilco)

However, some entries on the 224-item lot might struggle to find a buyer.

The goalkeeper, whose bitter divorce from wife Tanya in 2005 is thought to have contributed to his financial plight and is currently in India playing in the country's India Super League for Kerala Blasters, has listed a collection of books, a Jubilee mug with the Queen's face on, a chainsaw and a Vauxhall Astra van with 110,370 miles on the clock.

Bids are being accepted between November 6 and 18 with Hilco Industrial.