Former Real Madrid and Everton star Royston Drenthe declared BANKRUPT at age of 33 after losing estimated £3.2m fortune following failed move into rap music and acting
- Royston Drenthe has been declared bankrupt at a court hearing in Breda
- The former Holland winger did not appear at a previous hearing on his finances
- Drenthe was previously on the books at Real Madrid, Everton and Feyenoord
Former Real Madrid wonderkid Royston Drenthe has been declared bankrupt by a court in Holland.
The ruling was passed in Breda on Tuesday, with the 33-year-old not present at the hearing.
Drenthe spoke to Dutch site voetbalzone following the verdict, but insists that he expects the decision will not be final, explaining that his lawyer was on holiday when the verdict was handed down.
Royston Drenthe has been declared bankrupt by a court in Breda, the winger has confirmed
‘I don’t know the ins and outs and I don’t know exactly what’s going on, but if this is what I think it is, it’s not that important,’ he told the website.
‘I’m always under a magnifying glass, but it will be resolved as it should.’
Drenthe has previously stated that he last lost £3.2million after his glittering career in football simmered out.
Beginning his senior career with Feyenoord, he earned a move to Real Madrid off the back of his displays at the Under-21 European Championships in 2007, where he was named the player of the tournament as the Dutch lifted the trophy.
While enjoying some success at the Bernabeu, he failed to hold down a regular berth and spent time away on loan, including a stint with Everton in the Premier League.
The former Dutch international has previously had stints with both Everton and Reading
Also appearing for Reading later in his career, Drenthe announced he had quit football in 2016 to pursue a career in music, and launched a career under the moniker Roya2Faces.
He has also attempted to break into acting, appearing in TV crime drama Mocro Maffia in March this year.
He returned to football in 2018 with Sparta Rotterdam, and currently plays for Kozakken Boys in the Dutch third tier.
Drenthe shocked football fans after showing off a clip of himself in a crime drama in March
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