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Football superstar David Beckham has donated the shirt in which he made his record-equaling 108th England cap to charity.

The number 17 shirt will be auctioned on behalf of The Bobby Moore Fund, a fund set up in association with Cancer Research UK to raise money for research into bowel cancer in memory of footballer Bobby Moore, who lost his battle to the disease in 1993.

“It was a very, very generous gesture,” Stephanie Moore – Bobby’s widow – told BBC Radio 5 in the UK. “That shirt is of great emotional value to David. It was very kind and generous of him to donate it to the charity so we can auction it to raise funds for dedicated bowel cancer research – the disease that killed Bobby so young.”

Beckham played 45 minutes in a match between England and Spain last week, equaling Moore’s record number of games. He has the chance to become the most capped player for England in a game against Slovakia next month.

Information on how to bid for the shirt will be released on the Bobby Moore Fund website.

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