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Former EPL star who earned Sh6 billion is now broke

In a classic riches to rags story, former Australian captain Lucas Neill, who spent 15 years at top English Premier League (EPL) clubs, has been declared bankrupt in Britain.

An investigation into his financial affairs is now underway.

Interestingly, it is estimated Neil, 38, who played for Turkish club Galatasaray, plus EPL teams West Ham, Everton, Blackburn and Watford during his prime, earned close to Sh6 billion in salaries and bonuses.

Neil’s financial woes started when he attempted to purchase a top flight Australian club alongside business partner and then manager Paddy Dominguez.

The deal however fell through after he had reportedly significantly invested  in the deal.

The whole financial transaction is now said to be subject of anti-fraud investigations.

The former no-nonsense defender joins an ever growing list of sporting celebrities, including ex- England internationals George Best and David James, former Kenyan cricket star Maurice Odumbe who are now said to be running on empty despite earning millions during their professional days.