A former professional footballer, who ran a back-street Bradford brothel, has been ordered to pay back more than £90,000 of his ill-gotten gains.

Chris Simpkin, 65, owned the lease on XL Massage, in Leeds Road, Thornbury.

He was jailed for two years, in February last year, after pleading guilty to keeping a brothel and money laundering, between October 2006 and January 2008.

Yesterday, at a confiscation hearing at Bradford Crown Court, Simpkin, who played nearly 300 games for Hull City, was ordered to pay back £91,519.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge James Stewart QC, ordered that the money be paid in six months, with 18 months’ imprisonment in default.

The sum will be mostly funded by the sale of Simpkin’s house, in Kirk Ella, near Hull.

His doorman, Neil Doyle, 41, of Church Road, Leeds, who played a minor role in keeping the brothel and last year was given a suspended prison sentence, was yesterday ordered to pay £350 – available from an “elderly” Citroen Xsara – within two months, with 14 days’ custody in default.

Prosecutor Chris Smith said Simpkin’s case was more significant. He had benefited by more than £826,000 but the available assets were much less.

He said a small amount of cash had been recovered on his arrest, the defendant’s house had previously been valued at £170,000, and he also had equity in a flat.

Peter Warne, representing Simpkin, said it was now thought the house would fetch £150,000 at auction or tender, and his client’s son was the beneficiary of the flat, which was rented out.

He said that, having considered the matter, the defendant was content that a confiscation order be made in the sum of £91,519.

The court was told last year that Simpkin paid £25,000 for the lease to the massage parlour, previously known as Pussycats, in November, 2002.

Mr Smith described it as a relatively sophisticated business managed by Simpkin, Doyle and a woman. It had a waiting area, fantasy room and domination room. It advertised on the internet and access was by an electric door.

The brothel used 14 women, many in the country illegally.

The sentencing judge, Jonathan Durham Hall QC, said Simpkin had “flagrantly, persistently and recklessly” broken the law. He had run an established, efficient, busy and profitable business, trading prostitutes’ bodies for his reward.