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2018 UEFA President’s Award for former Man United star David Beckham

David Beckham to receive 2018 UEFA President’s Award as former Real Madrid and Manchester United star is acknowledged for ‘outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities’

  • UEFA have announced that David Beckham will get the 2018 President’s Award
  • President Aleksander Ceferin was full of praise for ex-England captain Beckham
  • He hailed the former Manchester United star for his ‘outstanding achievements’
  • Ceferin also cited his ‘professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities’ 

Press Association Sport Staff

David Beckham is to receive the 2018 UEFA President’s Award, European football’s governing body has announced.

The ex-England captain has been acknowledged for ‘outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities,’ UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said.

Former Manchester United, Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy, AC Milan and PSG midfielder Beckham will receive his award in Monaco later this year.

UEFA have announced that  David Beckham is set to receive the President's Award for 2018

UEFA have announced that David Beckham is set to receive the President’s Award for 2018

Ceferin said: ‘I have chosen David Beckham as the recipient of this year’s award because he has been a global ambassador for football, promoting the game and all its values in every corner of the planet.

‘His tireless humanitarian efforts, which have helped the lives of many children around the world, should also be celebrated.

‘Beckham is a true football icon of his generation.’

Beckham, who won the Champions League with United in 1999, said: ‘During my career I always

gave 100 per cent and tried to uphold the values of teamwork and fair play and I am proud to join the illustrious list of players who have previously won this award.

‘Many of the unforgettable moments I had on the pitch came in the UEFA Champions League, such as that magic night in Barcelona in 1999 when (United) beat Bayern Munich in such dramatic fashion.’

President Aleksander Ceferin, pictured at the UEFA Super Cup, was full of praise for  Beckham

President Aleksander Ceferin, pictured at the UEFA Super Cup, was full of praise for  Beckham

President Aleksander Ceferin, pictured at the UEFA Super Cup, was full of praise for Beckham

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