David Beckham has once more been left off the Latest Yr Honours List as his gruelling wait for a knighthood goes on. The previous England captain has long been optimistic that he’ll sooner or later receive the nod on the premise of all he has given to football and sport but similar to previous years, the 47-year-old is enduring disappointment again.
Beckham was handed an OBE within the Queen’s Birthday Honours List back in 2003.
Ten years later, the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid winger was caught up within the Ingenious tax avoidance scheme before being added back to the official recommendations list in 2021 after his name was cleared by HMRC.
The Inter Miami owner has endured a busy 12 months which has included fierce criticism from the LGBTQ+ community for his involvement on the Qatar World Cup.
Unfortunately for Beckham, despite clearing his name of any wrongdoing in 2021, he has once more missed out as his wait for a knighthood rumbles on.
The Latest Years Honours List does include several notable sportsman and sportswomen following some amazing personal stories from all year long.
Key members of the England Lionesses football team have been honoured for his or her “outstanding performance” on the European Championships in the summertime.
Captain Leah Williamson is ready to receive an OBE for his leadership and performances on the tournament.
Meanwhile, star player Lucy Bronze, golden boot Beth Mead, and England women’s top international goal scorer Ellen White are all set to receive MBEs.
Pat Jennings can also be set to receive a CBE for his football and charity service in Northern Ireland.
Liverpool and Scotland defender Andy Robertson is ready to receive an MBE for his work with young people
Meanwhile, former Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara can also be in line for an MBE as a consequence of his charity work and anti-racism work.
Beckham has previously declared receiving his OBE was amongst the most effective moments of his life.
“Probably the most special moment for me was to receive my OBE,” he said. “I took my grandparents with me, who were those that actually brought me as much as be an enormous royalist and a fan of the royal family, and clearly I had my wife there as well.
“To step up, to get my honour, but then also Her Majesty, to ask questions, to speak, I used to be so lucky that I used to be capable of have a couple of moments like that in my life, to be around Her Majesty.
“Because we will all see with the love that has been shown, how special she is and the way special she was and the legacy that she leaves behind.”