The 40-year-old ex-striker, whose teams included Everton, Crystal Palace and Leicester City, reportedly took home a £1 million-a-year salary at his peak.
Since then though he has suffered drug shame as his career came to an end.
He hit the headlines for the wrong reasons on September 13, 2015, when under the influence of cocaine, he attempted to attack police with a meat cleaver and had to be tasered.
Bent narrowly missed jailed for the incident and was given a suspended sentence after admitting affray and possessing a Class A drug.
Then a year later he was found in possession of cocaine at Chessington World of Adventures and received a fine.
The money he accumulated through his career has been squandered with the former player declaring himself bankrupt in the High Court, according to public records.
The petition was granted on January 2.
Bent once starred for England u21s and was tipped for the top.
Instead he became a journeyman footballer whose career petered out with a move to Indonesia.
After being given his suspended sentence, he signed for non-league Wick in 2017.
The bankruptcy notice revealed that Bent is now fully retired from professional sport.