David Beckham’s deal to appear in the popular video game, FIFA, was reportedly worth more than some of the contracts during his playing career.
Throughout a career that spanned over 20 years, Beckham played for some of the biggest teams in world football.
The former England captain spent time with the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint Germain.
However, despite playing at the highest level in his career, it was reported that he earned more from his deal with FIFA 21 than he did during his playing days.
Beckham was on a reported weekly wage of £100,000 during his time with the Old Trafford club. Whilst he is believed to have signed a five-year deal worth £25 million when he made the move to Los Angeles.
According to The Mirror, Beckham was offered a £40 million three-year deal to appear as a special icon player on FIFA 21.
A source told the publication: “FIFA makers EA Sports offered him £30 million over three years but he managed to get a better deal.
“It is a big addition to the Beckham brand and the easiest money he's ever made.”
SPORTbible has contacted David Beckham’s representatives for comment.
At the time, Beckham hoped his deal with the popular video game would make him a cool dad.
He said: “I'm so proud to be returning to EA Sports with my FIFA 21 Beckham Edition cover.
“Excited to be back on the pitch as an icon with some of my old teammates! Maybe @romeobeckham and @cruzbeckham will think I am a cool dad now.”
Recently, Beckham revealed that he still thinks about his infamous red card against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup.
He said, as per The Athletic: “I still think about it, most weeks. Without doubt, it still affects me.
“t was tough, but it was tougher for my family than me. I'm trying not to get emotional, but that was what worried me more than anything else.”
Beckham continued: “I remember my granddad calling me and saying, 'David, I've got people knocking on the door saying you've let the whole country down and let your whole family down, what shall I say?'
“I couldn't drive around London. I couldn't walk around London. I couldn't go to restaurants. I couldn't go to bars. Even my friends didn't want to go out with me.”