Liverpool | A European champion medal, for sale for € 13,000

The life of the footballer is short, that is evidence. Therefore, managing the wealth amassed in your active years is more important than the amount amassed. Steve Finnan (Ireland, April 24, 1976) joins the long list of athletes pursued by bankruptcy. Rafa Benítez’s titular right-back in the legendary 2005 Champions League final. That of the ‘red’ comeback against Milan in the second half, after 3-0 in the first. The awarding of medals, once Dudek certified the victory in the penalty shootout, was surely one of the most, if not the most, happy moments of the former Irish international’s career. Now, fifteen years later, the bankruptcy of your real estate company in London forces you to dispose of your most precious memories.

If you take a look at the auction portal ‘Graham Budd Auctions‘You can find a great deal of sports memorabilia, among which those of our protagonist stand out, since he has several listings. The medal that accredits him as champion of Europe moves in a range between 12,000 and 15,000 pounds (13,200 and 16,500 euros to change). The final shirt, signed, has a starting price between 2,000 and 2,500 pounds (2,200 and 2,750 euros), while the replica of The Orejona that champions receive, also for sale, can be obtained with a bid between 5,000 and 7,000 pounds (5,500 and 7,700 euros), as the Mirror.

The reasons that lead to Finnan to get rid of your most precious memories is none other than, as we mentioned, the company’s fall from grace who launched once hung up his boots. As published The Times long ago, ‘Finnan Developments’, the company managed by his brother Sean and in which The ex-footballer invested more than 4 million euros, has entered a liquidation process, since the debt of the same amounted to 4.4 million.

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Steven Gerrard lifts the 2005 Champions League, in which Finnan was a participant.
KAI PFAFFENBACH (REUTERS)

To try to get out of the economic downturn, in addition to putting all of the above up for sale, has included his medal for runner-up in the 2005 Carling Cup (between 900 and 1,300 euros) and the corresponding final shirt (770 and 1,100 euros), like the medals of the European Super Cup and the 2005 Club World Cup, both valued at between 1,650 and 3,850 euros. A whole kind of memories that will become part of other people’s showcases.

Steve Finnan was a highly offensive right-back who played 217 games for Liverpool between 2003 and 2008 and retired after the 2009-10 season, when he was playing for Porstmouth. In addition, he was international with Ireland on 52 occasions and had a brief stint in Spain, marked by injuries, in 2008-09, where He played four games with Espanyol. Now, eleven years after his goodbye to football and fifteen of his golden age, his triumphs will no longer be tangible.

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