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December 3, 2011 / charityprofiles

The Other Side of David Beckham

He is one of the most popular footballers in the history of English football. His free kicks can be lethal to the opposing team on the field, but his chiseled features are probably the most dangerous of all. Women, single or married, swoon over David Beckham. But a pretty face and an amazing kick does not make Beckham. More than being a popular athlete, he is also a great philanthropist who has helped countless children and adults all over the world through his charitable efforts.

Beckham has played for some of the most famous clubs in the world such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan and lately, LA Galaxy. He has spent his entire life playing on the field, aside from long periods of injury when he was forced to recover. Amazingly enough, Beckham’s recovery also became a time for discovery.

Beckham and UNICEF have worked together for a long time, ever since his days at Manchester United. However, it was only recently when the football star became an active goodwill ambassador. His focus is on UNICEF’s sports development program; he has traveled to remote areas around world to teach unknowing children how to play football, as well as the discipline, commitment and excellence that comes along with it.

The husband of former spice girl Victoria “Posh” Beckham also supports quite a number of other organizations like Unite for Children and the Unite against AIDS companies. He is also the spokesperson for Malaria No more, a New York City-based non-profit organization. In addition, the Victoria and David Beckham Charitable fund has been in continuous cycle of earning money to sponsor disabled children.

David Beckham’s message to Japan following the tragic 2011 earthquake and tsunami

The football star is a very active advocate of a couple more charities that teach skills to the disadvantaged youth. All in all, Beckham’s big charity heart has donated over £1million pounds to charity in the last five years.

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