Beckham's PSG salary to be donated to children's charity

PARIS Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:57pm IST

Soccer player David Beckham (C) poses with his new jersey at a news conference in Paris January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Soccer player David Beckham (C) poses with his new jersey at a news conference in Paris January 31, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

PARIS (Reuters) - David Beckham's salary at Paris St Germain will be donated to a children's charity in Paris, the former England captain said on Thursday.

"With (president) Nasser Al-Khelaifi, with (sports director) Leo(nardo) we decided on something that's quite unique. I won't receive any salary during my time at Paris St Germain, my salary will go to a children's charity in Paris," Beckham, who signed a five-month deal with PSG, told a news conference.

"I'm very passionate about children and charity and so are the club. I don't think something like this has been done before."

Beckham did not elaborate on the details of the donation.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis)

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