Captain Sir Tom Moore took over headlines earlier this year when he shattered his fundraising goal by walking laps around his garden.

Moore raised $66 million (£39 million) for the NHS to help them fight COVID-19 and has now been made the honorary caption of the Lionhearts squad by David Beckham.

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The Lionhearts is an initiative that honours people who went above and beyond during the pandemic.

“The highlight of my whole career was being made England captain. To have Sir Tom as our captain – it doesn’t get any better than that,” Beckham said.

“Everyone was aware at some point of this amazing man but I think he went above and beyond any expectations out there.”

“It is very kind of you and I am delighted to receive that honour especially from you. Thank you very much indeed,” Moore said.

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Beckham questioned Moore about what he thinks makes a good leader.

“I think you have to rather like people and realise there is good in everyone and as a leader you can bring it out of them,” Moore responded.

“It is no good you asking me about a leader when you have been sitting there and you know you have been one of the biggest and finest leaders in football we have ever had.”

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Moore originally set out to walk laps around his garden before his 100th birthday with the goal of raising $1,700.