Lucas Neill has been declared bankrupt in the UK and is to be interviewed when he returns.
According to an SBS report, London-based insolvency firm Begbies Traynor has yet to determine Neill’s total debt.
Lucas Neill started his career playing for Milwall in 1995 until 2001. He was part of the Australian men’s team Olyroos which competed during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
Neill also helped Australia qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and continued his international career until he was dropped by coach Ange Postecoglou’s cleanout of the old guard ahead of the 2014 World Cup, SBS reports.
He has played a total of 604 games, 26 of which was for Australia, with 29 successful goals. His entire career spanned from 1995 when he first played professionally for the Milwall until his appearance for Doncaster Rovers as a loan in 2014.
He has been part of the Millwall F.C., Blackburn Rovers and Al Jazira clubs. He also has played in Middle East and Japan.
His total earnings are said to be around $40 million during his professional career while his investments include a US property and a coaching business in Sydney.
“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,” Dale Hernon, national head of creditor services at Begbies Traynor, said in a statement, Business Insider reports.
However, Dale adds it still remains unclear whether any funds can be recovered
Neill Lucas last soccer commitment as an ambassador at the Asian cup and has been keeping a low profile ever since.