English football superstar David Beckham received the BBC Sports Personality Lifetime Achievement award on Sunday at the 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.
The 35-year-old midfielder is one of England's most successful players. He is the most capped outfield player in the national team while at club level he has won six Premier League titles and a Champions League while at Manchester United. He then won Spanish league with Real Madrid in 2007.
In 2001, Beckham was also named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
A tearful Beckham said, I'm humbled to receive an award for something I love doing and continue to love doing, very humbled. To receive it from Sir Bobby (Charlton), who was there when I first started, I am truly honored.
Football's a team game. Without the teams and players' support I've had over the years, players like Ryan [Giggs] and the other greats, I wouldn't be here without the support and skill of them.
Playing for England is one of the biggest things of my career, and I've always been able to play for some of the best coaches throughout my career. I have to thank so many people - my parents, who sacrificed so much, who always have done and always will do, my family and friends, of course my wife and children. Not only has she (Victoria) given me three amazing boys but the support she has given me, inspiration every day.
Tennis ATP World number one Rafael Nadal won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award for his remarkable three Grand Slams in 2010 and three masters title. With the US Open win, Nadal became only the seventh man in history to complete the set of major titles.
For me it's an honour, thank you very much to the BBC for giving me this award, said Nadal. It's just a dream being in the list of great champions to receive this award.
World No. 2 Roger Federer was full of praise for the young champion. I think what Rafa has done at such a young age, so consistently, is quite phenomenal really and he's the best player by far in 2010, he said.
Tony McCoy, who won the Grand National on Don't Push It in April, became the first jockey to win the the 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award while the BBC also honored the co-founder of the Williams F1 team, Sir Frank Williams with the Helen Rollason award.