Former England captain David Beckham will receive the Uefa President’s Award for his contribution to football and promoting the sport in “every corner of the planet”.Beckham, 43, made 115 appearances for England and won 19 club trophies, including 10 league titles.
Beckham played for Manchester United, La Galaxy, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Paris St-Germain in a 2o year career.
Previous winners of the award – which “recognises outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities” – include Johan Cruyff, Bobby Charlton, Franz Beckenbauer, Bobby Robson and Paolo Maldini.
“I am proud to join the illustrious list of players who have previously won this award,” said Beckham, who is also an Unicef ambassador and owner of a Major League Soccer team in Miami.
He will receive the award in Monaco later this year.