David Beckham said he will not seek public funding for his new football club in Miami.
He said: "We don't want public money, we will fund the stadium ourselves, it is something that we have worked very hard on.
The former England midfielder has taken up the option to buy a new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami."We are going to have the right investors, and I'm not just talking about wealth but people who have a passion for the game as well," Mr Beckham added.
David Beckham reveals he has a list of potential players to join his new football team in Miami. "Players are already calling me up to ask me when Miami is happening," he said.
Beckham stresses contacts made during career. 'Players are already interested in coming to Miami.'
Beckham will have some hard players playing for him when he makes this team.....his career got him like the popular kid at school
David Beckham's new football team will not start playing the Major League Soccer until at least 2016.
With no stadium to play in, one of Mr Beckham team's first task will be finding a suitable site for the club's home venue.
Asked about public investment into the team, Mr Beckham said he is not looking for government grants. "We don't want public funding. We want to fund the stadium ourselves," he said.
Mr Beckham announced his plans to build a new team in Miami. Starting the team from scratch, he is outlining the next steps in the process of securing the franchise.
Retired football star David Beckham is in Miami, announcing his plans for bringing Miami into Major League Soccer.
"I want to create a team that will be very personal. Everything I've done in my career has been personal," Mr Beckham said.
"I wanted to start a team from scratch. I want to make this mine," he added.
Former England football captain David Beckham has announced his plan to become the owner of a Major League Soccer team in Miami.
David Beckham has revealed that he build Lego models to wind down.
The football legend told The Sunday Times (£) that the plastic bricks help to "calm me down" and said that he constructed a model of London's Tower Bridge in only a few days.
“When they [his children] get home, we’ll often play one of their favourite games, like Connect Four. They also love Lego. So do I,” the 38-year-old said.
“The last big thing I made was Tower Bridge. It was amazing. I think Lego sometimes helps to calm me down.”
He compared Lego-building with cooking, which he said he finds “very therapeutic”.
David Beckham is to guest star in a special Only Fools And Horses sketch reuniting Del Boy and Rodney for the first time in a decade.
The retired football star will appear in the film to be screened as part of BBC1's Sport Relief night in March.
Beckham is seen sitting with the duo in a greasy spoon cafe, gathered around a table on which there is a copy of the Peckham Echo.
Viewers will see the short film during the broadcast on Friday March 21. The evening will also feature a Strictly Come Dancing special with a number of sporting stars.
A dead body has washed up at an exclusive resort in the Maldives where David Beckham is taking a Christmas holiday with his family, police said.
Police said the man, a Sri Lankan national, was not a guest or employee of the resort where Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was also reportedly staying.
"The body was removed to a morgue and investigations are underway," police spokesman Hassan Haneef told the AFP news agency.
Beckham, his wife Victoria and their four children remained at the de luxe resort despite the problems on Sunday, tourism sources said.
David Beckham has admitted that he couldn't watch Manchester United for two years after leaving the club.
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Speaking on ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show, the football legend said he never wanted to stop being a red and said the way he left the club made him "sad".
Former England captain David Beckham has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, whom he met while on international duty in South Africa in 2003.
Writing on his Facebook page, Beckham said: "My heart goes out to the people in South Africa and Mr Mandela's family.
"We have lost a true gentleman and a courageous human being. It was truly an honor to have known a man who had genuine love for so many people. Rest in peace."