Beckham, Nadal Win BBC Awards

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Former England captain David Beckham has received the BBC Sports Personality Lifetime Achievement award, while Men’s tennis number one Rafael Nadal has won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award.

Beckham, the 35-year-old England midfielder is England’s most capped outfield player and won six Premier League titles and the Champions League crown with Manchester United.

He won the Spanish league with Real Madrid after a £25m move from United before joining Los Angeles Galaxy and also spent two loan spells at AC Milan. In 2001 Beckham was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

“I’m humbled to receive an award for something I love doing and continue to love doing, [I am] very humbled,” said a tearful Beckham, who accepted the award from Sir Bobby Charlton.

“To receive it from Sir Bobby, who was there when I first started, [I am] truly honoured,” he added.

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Nadal won a remarkable three Grand Slams in 2010 – the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, as well three Masters titles.

In winning the US Open, Nadal became only the seventh man in history to complete the set of majors.

“For me it’s an honour, thank you very much to the BBC for giving me this award,” said Nadal.

“It’s just a dream being in the list of great champions to receive this award.”

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