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Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM
David Beckham

Beckham to get UEFA award

NYON, Switzerland (AP) :

David Beckham will get the UEFA President's Award for 2018 next week in Monaco to recognise his football achievements and humanitarian work.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder is "a true football icon."

The annual award rewards "outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities."

Beckham was the first English player to make 100 appearances in the Champions League. He helped Man United win the title in 1999.

Real send Odegaard to Vitesse


Real Madrid said they have sent teenager Martin Odegaard to Vitesse Arnhem on loan for the season.

Odegaard returns to the Dutch top division after spending 18 months on loan at Heerenveen.

The 19-year-old Norway midfielder has yet to break through at Madrid, where he moved soon after his 16th birthday as one of the most touted prospects in Europe.

Vitesse placed sixth in the Dutch league last season and are now coached by former Russia and CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky.