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December 03, 2005

This sporting life


The late lamented George Best was the first celebrity footballer and had an income to match. It did not last. "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds, and fast cars - the rest I squandered."

And that was without Victoria to support. David Beckham reportedly earns 47,500 per day: it is to scrape by.

The 17million consists of his image rights for Real Madrid, his sponsorship income and the royalties he makes from sponsorship based on sales.

In 2004, Beckham earned an estimated 6million from Vodafone, 2million from Gillette, 1.25million from Adidas, 3million from Pepsi and 1million from Police sunglasses in addition to smaller sponsorship deals.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 3, 2005 09:27 AM

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