Former Captain of The Three Lions, Manchester United Club Legend and Real Madrid star, David Beckham has been unveiled as the face of the Qatar World Cup next month in a deal worth £150million.
The former England captain, 46, signed a deal worth £15million a year, over the next decade to become the country’s ambassador.
A source speaking to Sun UK said:
“David believes in Qatar’s commitment to progress and that the World Cup — the first to be held in the Arab world — can effect significant positive change.
He strongly believes in the power of football to bridge differences but, crucially, has seen the progress on issues that matter.
By signing David, the hope is more westerners will be encouraged to see its beautiful beaches, vast expanses of sand dunes and incredible skyscrapers.”
A spokeswoman for David Beckham said:
“David has always talked about the power of football as a force for good on many levels.
As we reach the one year to go point he will join the wider football community that is coming together for the World Cup 2022 and he’s looking forward to what he thinks will be a great tournament.”
David Robert Joseph Beckham is an English former professional footballer, the current president & co-owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End (on loan), Real Madrid, AC Milan (on loan), LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and the England national team, for which he held the appearance record for an outfield player until 2016.
He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France. He retired in May 2013 after a 20-year career, during which he won 19 major trophies.
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