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Beckham to donate PSG salary

2013-01-31 19:39
David Beckham (AP)

Paris - David Beckham on Thursday said that he would donate his entire salary from a five-month contract at French club Paris Saint Germain to a children's charity, in an unprecedented move from a top footballer.

The 37-year-old, who signed a deal until June 30 with the Ligue 1 leaders, did not divulge how much he would donate nor the name of the organisation but it would be a significant amount.

"That's one of the things that we're very excited about, to be able to give a huge sum to a children's charity in Paris. It's special," the former Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder told a news conference.

Beckham, who according to the Sunday Times Rich List has a net worth of £190m, is a proud family man and has four children with his wife, former Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria.

The player said that his wife and children - sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz and daughter Harper Seven - would remain in London during his time in the French capital.

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