Ex-Hull City footballer bankrupt over £150K tax debt

Former Premier League footballer Dean Windass has been made bankrupt over a £150,000 tax debt following an application by HMRC

The player, famous for scoring the goal which propelled his club Hull City into the Premier League for the first time, made more than 600 appearances and scored more than 200 goals in an 18-year career.

Windass retired in 2010 and has been open about his problems with alcohol and depression since.

In an interview with a local paper following the bankruptcy hearing, the footballer said the HMRC claim related to investments he made in film scheme partnerships, including Ingenious Film Partners, Inside Track Productions and Chrome Film Partner 1 Ltd, while he was a player at Middlesbrough in 2001.

Windass said: ‘I never took out any money from that company and was told to reinvest any cheques I received which I did.

‘I will now have an insolvency meeting early in the new year and we will see what to do next but basically I'll remain insolvent for a year.’

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