Former Socceroos captain Lucas Neill is bankrupt

Former Australian soccer captain Lucas Neill. Photo: Robert Cianflone/ Getty Images.

Former Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has declared bankruptcy in the UK.

Administrators from a British insolvency firm will investigate his affairs this week.

Neill is estimated to have earned approximately $40 million during his professional career and holds investments including property in the US and a business in Sydney.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Dale Hernon, national head of Creditor Services at Begbies Traynor in London, said: “Mr Neill is due to be interviewed when he returns to the UK in the coming weeks, at which point the Trustees will be able to obtain the background information required to determine the full scale of Mr Neill’s debts.

“At this early stage of proceedings, it is currently unclear to what extent any funds will be recovered.”

Neill played 96 times for Australia in an international career that lasted 17 years until he was dropped by Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

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