Sven-Goran Eriksson reveals David Beckham’s visit to his home in Sweden

Sven-Goran Eriksson has revealed David Beckham recently spent the day with him at his Bjorkefors farm and brought along “six litres of wine” from dates which hold a special meaning to him.

Eriksson went public in January with his terminal cancer diagnosis and admitted the “best case” scenario was that he had a year to live.

During an interview with Radio Sweden’s P4 Varmland channel over the weekend, the 76-year-old reflected with great pride on the visit of former England captain Beckham to his farm outside Sunne.

“He came with six litres of wine from dates that were important to me,” Eriksson said.

“He had wine from 1948 – the year I was born, very nice of him. He is genuine, he could have been a big diva, but he is quite the opposite.”

Beckham also had wine from 1982, the year Eriksson won the UEFA Cup with IFK Goteborg, and 2000, which was the season when he guided Lazio to the Serie A title.


Eriksson continued: “He ate herring and potatoes and elk meat.

“The previous day he had sent a chef who fixed the food, and then he came and was here for a day. We sat chatting, a lot about football.

“It confirms, in a way, how great he is. He didn’t have to come here. I felt proud that he came.”


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