Sunday, 19 December 2010

'Victoria, you're an inspiration to me every day': Posh reduced to tears as she watches David Beckham accept the Lifetime Achievement Award at Sports



Emotional: David Beckham struggled to contain his emotions as he collected the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony in Birmingham

Victoria Beckham was reduced to tears last night as her husband David was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC's Sports Personality of the Year.

The former Spice Girl struggled to contain herself as she sat with the couple's three sons Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, eight and four-year-old Cruz and Beckham's mother Sandra.

A clearly emotional Beckham also found it difficult not to cry as he thanked Victoria and their sons for their support over the years.

He said: 'Of course, I want to thank my wife and my children. Not only has she given me three amazing boys but the support she's given me and she is truly and inspiration for me every single day. So Victoria, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz - thank you.'

Teary: David's wife Victoria was reduced to tears when David took to the stage to collect his prize

In the audience, a teary Victoria wiped her eyes as she watched her husband accept the prize along with her sons.

While Lineker gave Beckham, 35, a couple of seconds to recover, Sir Bobby said: 'I would just like to say congratulations to David. He is a very very pleasant person and a good man and he deserves everything that has been said of him tonight.

Humbled: David's eyes glistened as he was welcomed to the stage by an embarrassingly long standing ovation

'He's also never afraid to say his opinions on everything so I think I should pass it across to him now.'

Beckham then continued: 'I'm obviously really humbled because to receive an award for something I love doing and have always loved doing is amazing. To receive it from Sir Bobby Charlton, I am truly honoured.

Family support: Victoria sat with her and David's three sons as well as David's mother Sandra

'Football is a team game and without the teams and the players' support I have had over the years, I wouldn't be here today. I wouldn't be here without the skill and support of those players.

'I've been lucky enough to play with some of the great teams over the years. Playing for England has been one of the highlights and biggest things of my career.

'I've been able to play under some of the best coaches in my career and obviously for me the best manager in football who I regard as a father figure still after so many years of knowing him - Sir Alex Ferguson.

'I'm sorry that I'm going on, but I really have to thank my parents, who have sacrificed so much over the years.

Inspiration: David called Victoria his 'inspiration every day' as he thanked people for the award

He spent a decade at Manchester United, lifting nine major trophies with the club before moving to Real Madrid in 2003.

The father-of-three was also a key member of the England 2018 World Cup bid, which lost out to Russia in the vote earlier in December.

Beckham is England's most capped outfield player and won six Premier League titles and the Champions League with Manchester United. In 2001 Beckham was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

He currently plays professional football for American team Los Angeles Galaxy.

Family night out: David, Victoria and their three sons (left to right) Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo pose outside the ceremony

Arrivals: David and Victoria greet the crowds outside the ceremony in Birmingham

Settling down: The Beckhams sit down ready for the start of the ceremony

Dressed up: Zara Phillips and bob skeleton racer Amy Williams wnt for glamorous outfits for the evening

source: dailymail

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