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Brazil great Ronaldo: Beckham can really contribute to Team GB's Olympics cause

Former star striker Ronaldo believes that David Beckham will be able to provide plenty for the Great Britain Olympic football team.

The LA Galaxy midfielder is being considered by Team GB coach Stuart Pearce for this summer's tournament to be held in London and his former Real Madrid teammate Ronaldo suggests he would bring plenty despite his 36 years.

"David Beckham is a great player and a great friend of mine," said the 35-year old Brazilian great.

"I'm sure he would love to participate in this Olympic dream. It's up to the manager to pick the best team available but if I were the manager I definitely would as he would guarantee quality and efficiency.

"Beckham is a real calm guy and despite his status and fame, he is actually very humble.

"Never during my time at Real Madrid did I hear anyone complain about him. He's a team-player and he would help with the younger players.

"He's still playing for the LA Galaxy and only last week scored a beautiful goal from outside the box into the top corner.

"He really looks after himself so despite his age I really think he could contribute."

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