By Paul Chung
David Beckham, the Chinese Super League’s first global football ambassador, paid a visit to Beijing No. 2 High School on Wednesday as part of his four-day China tour.
The 37 year old British footballer has a special role in promoting football among Chinese youth in addition to restoring the reputation of the scandal-ridden Super League.
“I’m excited by the prospect of promoting the world’s greatest game to Chinese sports fans as I’ve seen first-hand the growing interest in football there,” Beckham said.
Beckham will continue to Qingdao and Wuhan next where his itinerary includes visiting football clubs, holding training sessions for schoolchildren, and attending matches.