He has long had the nickname “Goldenballs”, and has certainly pulled together a pound or two with his legendary footballing (and marketing) prowess. Now David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE is being granted yet another shot at money-making. Beckham, who is listed as “professional footballer, retired”, is to be made a “freeman” for his contribution to football and the Olympic Games. The City honour, dating back to 1237, traditionally grants recipients the right to earn money and own land. Surely Becks is off to a good running start there then.