Blades: Ex Sheffield United star declared bankrupt

Ex-BLade: Lee Hendrie.
Ex-BLade: Lee Hendrie.

FORMER Sheffield United and England footballer Lee Hendrie has been declared bankrupt today.

A petition for bankruptcy was brought against the midfielder by HM Revenue and Customs on December 19, the High Court was told.

The 34-year-old, who did not attend the hearing in central London, has not paid back any of his debts.

Mrs Registrar Derrett heard there had been no contact from Hendrie, no letters had been returned and no payments made.

She said she was making the bankruptcy order “in the absence of any contact”.

Hendrie, who played for Sheffield United from 2007 to 2009, is now signed with Kidderminster Harriers. He reportedly earned £24,000 a week at the height of his career.

The former Premier League player, who won his only England cap in 1998, has homes in Solihull, West Midlands, and Rowington, Warwickshire.

He was signed for Bandung FC in Indonesia last year on a two-year contract but returned before the end of 2011.