BLACKPOOL FC’s club captain Jason Euell has been declared bankrupt following a failed property venture.
The striker, who signed for the Seasiders in 2009, has also launched an investigation after discovering his signature had been forged on documents.
He took the step of presenting his own petition for bankruptcy and his case was dealt with last week at Kingston-upon-Thames County Court.
Following the case, the 33-year-old footballer said: “Six years ago I invested in a property company with a friend of mine, which unfortunately due to a number of factors in the last year has failed.
“I recently noticed some financial discrepancies and discovered my signature had been forged on documents.
“I have now put a legal team in place to investigate this, and cannot comment any further until these proceedings are complete. I have taken professional advice as a result of which I filed for bankruptcy on Monday January 17.”
Jamaican international Euell is reported to have earned about £6m in his 16-year football career.
According to details of the bankruptcy, the order will be automatically discharged after 12 months.
Euell is the second high profile star linked to Blackpool FC to face money woes in recent times.
Former manager Colin Hendry was declared bankrupt last June after running up gambling debts.