Soccer Ambassador Beckham Donates Gifts To Chinese Children's Foundation (VIDEO)

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Sheena
David Beckham donated a car and football shirt to a Chinese children's foundation in Beijing on Monday on the first day of a trip to promote Chinese soccer.

David Beckham donated a car and football shirt to a Chinese children's foundation in Beijing on Monday on the first day of a trip to promote Chinese soccer.

Soon after arriving in Beijing, Beckham spoke outside the Soong Ching Ling Charity Foundation's headquarters about the purpose of this visit to China.

At the event, Beckham donated a F-Type Jaguar car along with several of his own football shirts to the foundation.

On this, Beckham's second trip to China this year, he is expected to watch games, attend training sessions and take part in other charitable events in Beijing and the eastern cities of Shanghai and Hangzhou..

In March, China named the former England captain as its global soccer ambassador to revive the game's image which has been hit by a match-fixing scandal and an exodus of international stalwarts from the country's premier league. In his new role, Beckham is expected to help bring the Chinese Super League (CSL) to the world stage and promote the game in the world's most populous country.

One of the most recognizable footballers across the globe, 38-year-old Beckham served as a special ambassador for last year's London Olympics. Chinese officials expect his popularity and influence to restore the game's credibility in the country.

His wife, Victoria Beckham is expected to join him over the weekend, when the two will attend a charity event.

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