LONDON (CBS/AP) — David Beckham’s income from personal sponsorship deals rose 30 percent last year, signaling the enduring strength of the Los Angeles Galaxy player’s brand appeal.
According to figures released by Britain’s Companies House, revenue for the company that handle Beckham’s endorsements was $23.9 million in 2010.
In 2009, Footwork Productions received $18.3 million from companies including sportswear manufacturer Adidas.
The accounts also showed that Beckham received $18.6 from the company compared with $14.6 million the previous year.
The 36-year-old Beckham’s Major League Soccer contract with the Galaxy expires in November.
There are numerous reports that indicate that the British star will return to England to join Tottenham after the season ends.
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