Getting girls easy for Beckham!
England football captain David Beckham's teenage letters admitting being a soccer starlet made it easier to attract girls were sold at auction on Monday.india Updated: Mar 14, 2006 10:52 IST
England football captain David Beckham's teenage letters admitting being a soccer starlet made it easier to attract girls were sold at auction on Monday.
Sex symbol Beckham's two letters and a drawing of a dog were penned in 1991 when he was 16 years old and had just signed for English giants Manchester United.
Written to a friend called Lee, they show Beckham's first wages were far short of the estimated 100,000 pounds (145,000 euros, 175,000 dollars) a week that the 30-year-old Real Madrid midfielder earns now.
The items fetched 1,058 pounds at Bonhams auction house in Chester, northwest England, as part of a sporting memorabilia sale including a blazer awarded to United legend George Best.
Beckham wrote: "I've been playing in the A-team instead of the B-team, which is brilliant. I've been doing really well with my football as well as with girls, because we are United players they all want to go with us.
"I got my first wage packet the other day and a bonus which come to 120 pounds so that went into the bank and I have got about 250 pounds in there now."The picture is of a greyhound called Rosie Red at Walthamstow Stadium dog track in Beckham's native east London, where he worked as a glass collector.
Northern Ireland star Best gave the United club blazer to the landlord of the Trafford Hotel pub in Manchester, northwest England.
The publican kept it until his death in 2004, and his widow decided to sell the navy blue garment after Best's death last November. It fetched 13,160 pounds.
A pair of British size seven Reebok football boots signed by Best on May 31 last year sold for 4,700 pounds.
First Published: Mar 14, 2006 10:52 IST