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David Beckham Joins PES 2018 as Ambassador and Playable Character

Konami has announced that David Beckham is the latest sports star to join its roster of PES Ambassadors. In doing so Becks will also become a playable player in Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, with five versions of the legend appearing in the game to represent numerous points of his career.

The news is the latest trick that PES has pulled from up its sleeve as it strives to compete with and overcome the challenge posed by FIFA. Beckham himself was thrilled with the opportunity, saying:

“It’s a great honour to join the roster of legends that work with KONAMI as PES Ambassadors. I look forward to seeing my career represented in this fantastic game, and working with such a talented team of people who obviously love football as much as I do.”

Senior Director Brand & Business Development at Konami, Jonas Lygaard, was equally as happy with the partnership, and is looking forward to seeing where it will take the franchise. He said:

David Beckham is rightfully a legend within the game, and we are delighted to welcome him to the PES family. His fantastic career and all he has achieved will be faithfully recreated for those playing PES 2018, and we look forward to working with him as we unite to promote PES 2018 as the definitive football title.”

Pro Evolution Soccer launches on September 14th.

Is there a player you’d love to see brought out of retirement and playable again? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is one of our favourites. 

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