The Football Extravaganza Committee members are enormously proud to announce that David Beckham is to be honoured with the Legend of Football Award at the 20th Anniversary HMV Football Extravaganza.
The event, which raises funds for Nordoff Robbins, is to be held on Tuesday 1st September at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
This year’s HMV Football Extravaganza will celebrate 20 years of football and fundraising and to date has raised nearly £7 million for Nordoff Robbins, enabling them to provide tens of thousands of music therapy sessions for some of the UK’s most isolated and vulnerable people.
During those 20 years, David Beckham has become a global footballing icon, winning 17 major trophies in a stellar career at Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. Twice runner up in FIFA World Player of the Year, Beckham was the first English player to win league titles in four countries – England, Spain, USA and France. He also became the most capped outfield player in the history of the English game with 115 international appearances as well as the only English player to have scored in three different World Cups. David announced his retirement from football at the end of the 2012/2013 season lifting a final League Title with Paris Saint Germain.
David Beckham said: “I’m incredibly honoured to be receiving this Award. When you look at the list of the previous recipients, I feel very fortunate to be considered alongside them. More importantly the night is about recognising the fantastic work that Nordoff Robbins does and raising funds for their vital work.”
Brian McLaughlin, Chairman of The HMV Football Extravaganza and Nordoff Robbins Governor said: “We are absolutely thrilled that David Beckham has accepted our prestigious Legend of Football Award. David is, without doubt, one of the world’s footballing greats and I am delighted he will be joining us. We have had many great nights since this event began and been joined by some exceptional football personalities. With David Beckham on our team it guarantees this tremendous tradition will be upheld on the occasion of our 20th Anniversary.”
Paul McGowan CEO at Hilco Capital said: "Once again HMV is proud to support Nordoff Robbins through the HMV Football Extravaganza. Since returning to the event we have seen the Legend of Football awarded to Pelé and Ryan Giggs and David Beckham certainly deserves to join that illustrious group." Tickets for the event are available now from Rae@TheFE.co.uk