Steve Finnan selling his 2005 Champions League winner’s medal for at least £12,000 as well as matchworn Liverpool shirts after former defender’s property development business ‘goes into liquidation’
- Steve Finnan has put his medals and matchworn Liverpool shirts up for auction
- The pieces of memorabilia have been made available on Graham Budd Auctions
- A replica of the 2005 Champions League trophy is also up for grabs on the site
- It comes after a report in The Times that Finnan’s business has gone bust
Steve Finnan is selling his 2005 Champions League winner’s medal as well as his matchworn Liverpool shirts after reports his property development business has gone into liquidation.
The former Liverpool right-back is selling several pieces of memorabilia that he won during his career on an auction website called Graham Budd Auctions.
His medal from that historic night in Istanbul – where Liverpool came from three goals down at half-time in the final against AC Milan to win on penalties – is listed on the website as being valued between £12,000 and £15,000.
Steve Finnan is selling his medals and Liverpool shirts after his business reportedly went bust
Finnan (circled) is selling the medal he won after Liverpool’s 2005 Champions League final win
The signed shirt from that game against the Serie A side is also listed between £2,000 and £2,500, while a replica of the 2005 Champions League trophy can also be bought for a price between £5,000 and £7,000.
The news has emerged after reports earlier this month in The Times that Finnan has seen his south London-based company – Finnan Developments – go bust, which has allegedly led to a spat with his brother Sean over a £4.03m (€4.4m) debt.
The report claims the former Republic of Ireland international, has also taken steps to ensure his brother is declared bankrupt over the debt.
Companies House also published ‘a notice of progress report in voluntary winding up’ in January for the company based in Raynes Park, Wimbledon.
Finnan has put a replica European trophy up for grabs as well as the shirt he wore in Istanbul
Other items on the auction site include his 2005 Carling Cup runner’s up medal, currently going for between £800-£1,200, and his shirt from that game for sale at between £700-£1,000.
His UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup medals from fifteen years ago are also up for grabs at prices ranging from £1,500 to £3,500.
The former defender is alleged to have injected more than €4m into property developments in London, which were then carried out by Sean and other members of the Finnan Developments group.
It comes after a report in The Times that his property business has gone into liquidation
But the reported argument between the former Reds player and his brother saw the former apparently become the outright owner of Wimbledon Developments while the latter moved to another company.
Finnan made 217 appearances for Liverpool between during a five-year spell at Anfield between 2003 and 2008.
The former full-back then decided to hang up his boots after his contract expired at Portsmouth after the 2009/10 season, which ended in an FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea for the south-coast side.
Finnan retired from the game in 2010 after Portsmouth’s defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final