David Beckham To Be Given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC

Daniel GoochAnalyst IDecember 18, 2010

The world's most famous footballer, David Beckham, will be given the BBC Sports Personality's highest accolade: the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Beckham, 36, is the youngest winner of this award in at least a decade. He has had an unbelievable career which still hasn't quite finished.

From his worst moments, like the red card against Argentina in 1998, to his best, like the last minute goal against Greece in 2002, his career has made headlines

He received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in 2001, and nearly a decade later he is collecting another trophy.


The Very Quick History of Beckham

He is England's most capped outfield player, winning a remarkable 115 caps and scoring 17 goals for his country.

While playing for Manchester United, he won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a Champions League Winners medal. With the Red Devils, he played 399 times and hit the back of the net 87 times.

After leaving United he went on to Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy and was on loan to AC Milan on two occasions.

Recently he was one of the three heavyweights behind England's 2018 World Cup bid. Unfortunately, not even Golden Balls could bring football back to where it belongs.



The BBC Sports Personality of the Year's editor, Carl Doran said:

"David's record on and off the pitch has been remarkable."

"It's a fitting reward for an outstanding career as a player and for his tireless work as an ambassador for British sport. He has also been a tremendous role model and I'm sure he'll get an amazing reaction from the public in Birmingham."


Previous BBC Lifetime Award Winners 

2009 Seve Ballesteros        2008 Sir Bobby Charlton           2007 Sir Bobby Robson           2006 Bjorn Borg             2005 Pele           2004 Sir Ian Botham             2003 Martina Navratilova               2002 George Best            2001Sir Alex Ferguson