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Beckham quits - now he'll hit the £300million jackpot: At 38, England hero hangs up boots - and now he's set to make some serious money

Friday, May 17, 2013
By KEITH GLADDIS

Emotional: David Beckham said in an interview that he thinks the time is right to retire from football

How does the richest football player in the world get richer? By retiring.
David Beckham yesterday announced he was hanging up his boots for good and giving that famous right foot a well-deserved rest because he wanted to ‘go out on the top’.
That may mean no more balls being curled into the back of the net in his trademark style, but the former England captain can console himself with the thought that his earnings are set to soar.

Curtain call: David Beckham, pictured at the Paris Saint Germain training ground, announced he is retiring from football after a 21-year career

The east London-raised star and his wife Victoria are set to become worth at least £300million with marketing experts predicting his ‘unique’ appeal will last for the next 20 years.
It will mean an ever-upwards trajectory for ‘Brand Beckham’ now that the 38-year-old can concentrate solely on his commercial career.

Bumper retirement: Marketing experts believe David and Victoria, pictured at the royal wedding in 2011, will become worth more than £300million

The Beckhams are already one of the richest celebrity couples in the country with a combined fortune estimated to be worth £190million.
David’s football earnings had become such a small part of his total income that he was able to give his estimated £3million salary from new club Paris St Germain to charity.
The couple are now set to base themselves in London after their four children – Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, ten, Cruz, eight, and 21-month-old Harper – settled in the capital.

Farewell: David Beckham waves to a crowd in China during an appearance as an ambassador last month. He is likely to perform similar roles in the future

David will play a greater role in supporting his wife’s perfume and fashion brand dVb, which is valued at £30million.
And he will concentrate on exploiting sponsorship and endorsement deals such as those he enjoyed with Diet Pepsi, Samsung and Marks & Spencer.
The ex-Manchester United star has already lined up a £20million role as an ambassador for Sky television, in addition to a £50million deal he has signed to be an ambassador for the Chinese super league. He is also fronting Sainsbury’s move into the sports sponsorship arena.

Happy family: Beckham and his wife Victoria, pictured with their four children Romeo, Cruz, Harper and Brooklyn at Los Angles airport last July

In March, Beckham beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to be crowned the richest player in the world according to the Goal Rich List.
Long-term sponsor Adidas took to Twitter to mark Beckham’s retirement with a tactical tweet saying: ‘David Beckham – always #allin.’
The post links to a close-up of the star’s Predator football boots with the brand’s global slogan ‘always all in’.

Famous moment: Beckham celebrates scoring a last minute equaliser against Greece at Old Trafford in October 2001 as England qualified for the World Cup in dramatic circumstances

Family man: Beckham will now have more time to spend with his wife Victoria and his four children

Family man: Beckham at the airport earlier this year with his four children Romeo, Cruz, Harper and Brooklyn and wife Victoria



source: dailymail