Saturday 16 February 2019

David Beckham joins Class of 92 as owner at Salford City

Paul Scholes, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Gary Neville attend the world premier of the film
Paul Scholes, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Gary Neville attend the world premier of the film "The Class of 92" in London in December, 2013
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Former England and Manchester United midfielder David Beckham has bought a stake in Salford City, the National League club have announced.

The 43-year-old has followed in the footsteps of former United team-mates Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt and secured a 10 per cent stake in the club.

With the 'Class of 92' major shareholders now at 60 per cent, Peter Lim remains the largest shareholder.

Beckham said: "It's a proud moment for me to join Peter Lim and the 'Class of 92' lads as an owner of Salford City FC.

"It's a really special club and a special group of people. My early years in Manchester were all spent in Salford. I grew up there in many ways so to be able to finally join the lads and the club today is a great feeling."

The 'Class of 92' said in a statement: "From the very beginning we wanted David to be involved and be with us on this incredible journey however circumstances and commitments didn't allow that. Now the time is right and is another exciting time in Salford City's history.

"It is important to emphasise that nothing will change in the day to day operations of the club but to have us all together was always the vision. We grew up in Salford, carved our careers here and that's why we are doing what we are doing at Salford City.

"We have grown to love this club and the fans and we would like to welcome David to the club and to becoming part of the Salford City family."

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