Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Beckham: I pick kids over knighthood

David Beckham

David Beckham will always care about his kids more than a knighthood.

The ex-footballer is father to Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 11, Cruz, eight and two-year-old Harper and says he and wife Victoria have a normal family life.

With reports circulating that David will be honoured in the new year with a knighthood from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to sport, the 38-year-old says he's too busy to pay them any consideration.

"I've heard a few of these rumours as well but I'm not paying them too much attention. I'm so busy with my kids - I'm just a dad.

"I take them to school, pick them up, take them to football and ballet classes. That's my typical day. We'll see what happens with the knighthood but I'm proud of what I've already achieved," David told Britain's OK! magazine.

As a soccer player, David's on-pitch achievements made him one of the most sought after players in the world, but it isn't any of his sporting achievements that he's most proud of.

His four children are his greatest accomplishment, and David says he'll support them in whatever career path they choose.

"My children without doubt are what I'm most proud of. It's as simple as that. They are by far the biggest achievements in my life. They're beautiful, they're healthy and they're good kids too.

"I just want them to be happy, driven and dedicated to whatever they choose to do. As long as they can tick all of those boxes, they can choose to go into whatever they want," he said.

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