One of David Beckham’s hallmarks is his tenacity. On the pitch, he never took anything for granted. Even when injured, or on loan to another team, he would train harder than anyone else. As a player, he reinvented himself in every game. So much so, that even now that he is retired from professional sport, he continues to inspire millions of young people.
His philanthropic activities focus on the protection and welfare of children around the world. A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and committed to the fight against malaria, he devotes his energy and much of his time to programmes focused on the health and education of children in Africa.
In the present time, Beckham has gone one step further and has become much more than a legendary player, establishing himself as a global icon of fashion and style. He has managed to address the void that many athletes feel when their sporting career ends, becoming an icon for fashion brands and gaining millions of followers around the world through social media.
David Beckham is a versatile man who stands out for his good taste. “An Englishman loves a smart suit and a nice watch. They go well together,” he has remarked on more than one occasion. A lifelong lover of wristwatches, he got to know Tudor through its sister brand, Rolex, of which he has owned several models. “I like the attention to detail,” he has commented.
In 2017, Tudor launched a campaign called “Born To Dare”, highlighting the history of people who have managed to do extraordinary things on land, ice, air and underwater with a Tudor on their wrist. Not surprisingly, David Beckham became one of its ambassadors, confirming that each of his achievements has been the result of an intrepid outlook on life.
Married to Victoria Beckham since 1999, father of four children, and having gone from being a sports legend to a fashion icon, Beckham is one of those people who inspire. A champion who has managed to face his fears and who has developed the ability to take chances and reinvent himself day after day.