The Beckhams are always in the news. Whether it’s the singer turned fashion designer, Victoria Beckham or her 10-year-old kid, Romeo Beckham who debuted his fashion career with Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2013 campaign or the English soccer star himself, David Beckham.
From what they wear to what they not, everything sparks news but since January David Beckham has managed to remain in the news quite surely by first signing a five-month contract with Paris Saint-Germain, adding a heavy dose of celebrity touch and marketing magnetism to the French soccer team and now by aiming to revive Chinese soccer.
Former England captain kicked off his five-day tour of China on 20th March, Wednesday. Earlier in the month China named Beckham as its first 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.
Beckham is expected to help bring the Chinese Super League (CSL) a more positive image to the world stage promote the game in the world's most populous country and that’s what he is exactly doing!
Here are a few highlights of his visit to china.
David Beckham controls the ball as he plays with middle school students in Beijing March 20, 2013.
Beckham kicks a shuttlecock during a Chinese TV show during his visit in Beijing March 21, 2013.
A combination picture shows Beckham slipping as he free kicks at a sports field during his visit in Wuhan, Hubei province, March 23, 2013.
Beckham shows his tattoo after he was asked to by students at Peking University during his visit in Beijing March 24, 2013.
A student teaches the soccer icon to play a traditional Chinese musical instrument Guzheng in Peking University in Beijing, March 24, 2013.
Here’s a video of David Beckham promoting soccer in China by training with young players at local club in Wuhan.
He is a definite hit among Chinese children. What do you think about Beckham’s efforts in reviving soccer in China? Let us know with your comments