Ian Wright furious after football memorabilia is sold by Debt Collectors

  • Ex-Arsenal striker’s collection of memorabilia from his time at the side sold off
  • About 500 mementos previously owned by Wright are up for sale on US website
  • They were snapped up after his ex-wife Deborah failed to keep up payments on a lock-up unit in Orlando, Florida.

Above: Ian Wright, pictured with his mother Nesta (left) and ex-wife Deborah (right) in 2000

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says he is furious after discovering his haul of football memorial was sold off in the US by debt collectors.

A £6,000 golden boot trophy, a £5,000 This Is Your Life book and signed shirts for £500 each were among the collection auctioned off for a fortune.

Signed photos and shirts belonging to Wright were snapped up after his ex-wife Deborah failed to keep up payments on a lock-up unit in Orlando, Florida.

As many as 500 mementos originally owned by Wright are up for sale on a website after being bought by an unknown US dealer.

Wright, 54, told The Sun: ‘It’s really sad that it has come to this.’

Also in the collection is a signed Arsenal shirt with the number 185 on the back, given to Wright in 1998 to mark his then total goal tally for his team.

Ian Wright's goal of the month trophy, which he was awarded for his goal against Swindon in 1995, is on sale for £6,000

Wright was given this shirt for hitting 185 goals at Arsenal - and the shirt is now being flogged for £500
Above: Wright was given this shirt for hitting 185 goals at Arsenal – and the shirt is now being flogged for £500
A signed match ball was on offer for £500 as part of the haul of Ian Wright memorabilia 

Among the loot are another 35 trophies and a shirt from his son Shaun Wright-Phillips, who played for United Soccer League club Phoenix Rising FC.

Deborah has said the memorabilia from the lock-up was sold last summer without her knowledge. She said: ‘I was late on the payment. They were repossessed.’ 

Arsenal striker Ian Wright proudly shows off his Golden Boot award for his 29 goals in the season 1991-1992

Wright's precious Golden Boot is on sale for the substantial price of £6,000

His highly personal Big Red Book, given to him by Michael Aspel when he appeared on the television show This Is Your Life in 2000

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