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Beckham to donate PSG salary

2013-01-31 19:39

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.

AFP

Comments
  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-01-31 20:16

    I take my cap off for you Mr Beckham for your kind heart!!

  • francois.v.eeden.3 - 2013-01-31 20:36

    that's decent

  • bobby.rosewood.1 - 2013-01-31 21:38

    First Modise, Now Beckham. What's going on? If this continues I might just start feeling proud of being a human being.

  • sakkie.dekok.5 - 2013-01-31 22:18

    Nice one dude!

  • thapelo.mabapa - 2013-01-31 22:56

    Good man with a GOOD HEARTH MR BECKHAM NICE MAN

  • Hitch Medberg - 2013-02-01 06:57

    Great move by Becks. I just wonder why celebs and people like Motsepe, Gates and Bono have to call press conferences to announce these things. Why can't they just donate their millions in secret? That would be truly noble.

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