-David Beckham retired from active football at the end of the 2002/2003 season
-The football celebrity is now earning more than when he was in active football
-Beckham just signed a massive 40m deal with video game company FIFA 21
David Beckham is currently earning far more than his active playing days as the FIFA 21 icon signs a staggering £40m deal with the video game company.
The 45-year-old celebrity just signed a three-year contract with the company as he stars in the video game on Xbox and PlayStation, Mirror reports, as cited in Daily Mail.
During his spell at Manchester United, Beckham earned about £100,000 weekly and then in 2007 he moved to US club LA Galaxy when he signed a five-year-deal worth £25million.
According to Mirror, a source stated:
“FIFA makers EA Sports offered him £30million over three years but he managed to get a better deal.
“It is a big addition to the Beckham brand and the easiest money he's ever made.”
Other legends who are icon players on the video game are retired stars like Gary Lineker and Pele who are also available to join virtual matches.
“I'm so proud to be returning to EA Sports with my FIFA 21 Beckham Edition cover.
“Excited to be back on the pitch as an icon with some of my old teammates! Maybe @romeobeckham and @cruzbeckham will think I am a cool dad now.”
Meanwhile, retired David Beckham is among the players who live in the most expensive houses one can imagine including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale.
It is expected that footballers who earn good money will also live a luxurious lifestyle with the best houses, cars, clothes at their beck and call.
However, Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi has been named as the top-rated footballer in the FIFA 21 video game beating his long term big rival Cristian Ronaldo.
In the recent rating made by EA Sports, Barcelona superstar got the score of 93, while Cristiano Ronaldo got 92 in which the likes of Oblak, Neymar, Lewandowski and De Bruyne got 91.
Messi was also the top-rated player in the FIFA 20 edition with 94 and, like Ronaldo, he has slipped one point in the out-of-100 assessment.
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