Still got it! David Beckham rakes in 13.3million from sponsorship deals
12:03 GMT, 19 August 2012
David Beckham maybe nearing retirement from football but his image is still as lucrative as ever.
The football star took home a staggering 13.3million from sponsorship deals last year, according to his latest accounts.
The 37-year-old earned more than 36,000 a day endorsing brands including Armani, adidas, Samsung and Diet Coke during 2011.
Ker-ching! David Beckham took home more than 13million last year from sponsorship deals
His involvement in the London 2012 Olympic Games is likely to have made him a popular choice for advertising campaigns.
Beckham is paid for certain sponsorship deals through his company Footwork Productions which manages his work and image rights.
In 2011, the company earned 15.2million of which Beckham paid himself 13.3million.
His income from advertising was 1.7million more than the previous year and did not even include his 2.5million salary from his current team LA Galaxy which he joined as a midfielder in 2007.
Power couple: David Beckham with his wife Victoria who are said to have an estimated 165million
However, David is not the sole breadwinner of the Beckham family thanks to his wife Victoria, whose clothing range generated sales of more than 15million in the first three months of last year.
The Spice Girls singer turned designer transformed a small dress line into a global success producing garments which can sell for up to 5,000.
Stars including Cheryl Cole and Kate Winslet have been seen wearing her creations.
Beckham also earns millions through a joint firm with his wife which collects money from their perfume ranges and contracts with clothes chain H&M.
Over the years he has raked in millions from his autobiographies David Beckham: My World, which was published in 2001 and David Beckham: My Side, published in 2003.
A source told The Sun: 'The figures are a clear sign that Brand Beckham is as strong as ever.
'It’s expected the earnings for 2012 will be even higher than last year, which is extraordinary for a player in the final years of his sporting career.'