David Beckham has shown the world that soccer is more about the passion for the game than the money involved in it.
The Spice Boy, who is now 37 years old, has signed a contract with French club team, Paris Saint Germain (PSG), to add to his professional resume another big European team name with the same caliber as his previous ones (Manchester United, Real Madrid, and AC Milan).
Though, what is curious and very admirable about his new contract is that he will not get paid for playing for PSG. Yes, you read correctly. Becks will be playing for free, as he has decided that all of his salary be donated to poor children in France.
This is not only a great gesture by the popular English player and fashion model, but it also proves that he loves the game for the fun of it more than for the profit out of it.
In addition, let’s remember that Beckham has been an amazing soccer ambassador in the Major League Soccer, where he just finished playing for the LA Galaxy (past six seasons) and served as an instrument to help soccer grow in The U.S. as a whole by adding more talent to the league, improving its value, motivating other quality players to join it, interesting more American people into playing and/or following this worldwide sport, and attracting more sponsors to invest in it.
David Beckham, without a doubt, has done his part for the well being of this beautiful and exciting sport, as well as for the fans and people in need... Hats off to him!
- Y gracias por no fumar!
|David Beckham visiting Children's Hospital in New York. Picture from athlebrities.com|