Noah Beck was one of the standout players in Soccer Aid this year as the American ran the show in the middle of the park, and he is set to be involved in the Sidemen’s game on Saturday.
The 21-year-old is now a famous TikTok star but things could have been very different.
Up against Mark Noble in midfield, the American ran the show from start to finish and was even praised by David Beckham.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid man said that Beck was ‘impressive’ as he scored his penalty in normal time and in the shootout.
Beck’s performance went down well on social media and prompted the discussion about a return to the sport he left not that long ago, but as of yet, no club has made a move.
Beck played for quite a few teams, including Region IV, Real Salt Lake Academy and Portland Pilots.
However, he abandoned all of that to focus on social media in 2020, and the move has worked out brilliantly for him, to be fair.
Since switching to social media, Beck has earned himself a massive following of 33.9 million on TikTok plus 9 million on Instagram and a further 1.6m subscribers on YouTube.
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But after such an impressive display in Soccer Aid, could he earn a professional contract?
Well, given Crawley Town are set to scout the match at The Valley, Beck could become their latest recruit if he performs well.
But given that he has now earned over £3million from his new life in social media, perhaps he would be better sticking to his newfound fame rather than risking it all and returning to football.
But it will still be fun to watch him take to the field with KSI and the rest of the Sidemen.
Beck has always idolised Cristiano Ronaldo, and he embodied the Portuguese legend with two penalties at Soccer Aid.
And he also revealed that he is actually a fan of the Red Devils.
He said: “I started supporting Man United at a young age, and I have stuck with them through the bad and good years.
“They have been my team ever since Ronaldo first joined them from Sporting Lisbon.
“When he went there, I became a huge fan, and when he left, I was like ‘do I go with him or the team?’
“So I stuck with them (Manchester United). I became a bit of a Real Madrid fan, but Man U has been my team.
“Ronaldo is my all-time idol. I love him. David Beckham also.
“The things that they do on and off the pitch are just amazing. They are good pros and that’s like who I try to model myself on.”
During Soccer Aid, Beck introduced himself to a large section of people who probably had never heard of him, and he will have the chance to wow genuine scouts on Saturday.
If he performs as he did in Soccer Aid, don’t rule out Crawley from taking a punt on Beck.
It certainly looks like he has the talent to give his football career another crack, so now we wait to see what happens.
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