FA Chairman congratulates former England captain on his latest career success
David Bernstein has paid tribute to David Beckham following the latest chapter in the former England captain's illustrious career.
The midfielder, who has won 115 caps for England, ended his spell with LA Galaxy by winning the MLS Cup earlier this month.
And The FA Chairman is keen to see where the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star’s career will take him next.
Bernstein said: "He is an asset that English football should treasure and I hope at some stage that perhaps The FA and David Beckham can get close together.
“That might be a little bit down the road but he is a fine figure in British football and he has become a unique figure.
"He is probably the most recognisable sports figure in the world I suspect.
“I’m not mad about the word 'brand', but he’s a real footballing figure, a fine player and sportsman.
“He’s someone who has projected themselves and done wonderfully well for us in so many ways.
“So I’d like to congratulate him on what he’s done and look forward to the next stage in his career."
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