David Beckham was born on the 2nd May 1975, in London. Beckham, now retired professional football player, has played for some of the best teams in the world. Such include Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain and L.A. Galaxy.
His career as a football player started at a relatively young age when he was just eighteen. He started off as a football player in his home town in London, where he played for some local clubs. This is until he entered the training regime for young players at Manchester United, which eventually landed him to sign a professional contract with the club.
His road to stardom started off at a very young age when he was part of the Manchester United team that won the FA Youth Cup. In 1992 he made his Manchester United senior team debut.
In 1996, Beckham helped his team win the Premier League and FA Cup, underlining that Sir Alex Ferguson’s faith in his youth players was not misplaced. It was also in 1996 that he made his debut with the English national side.
He became a key component in the legendary Manchester United squad of the mid to late nineties which culminated its success in the treble victory in 1999, with the last gasp win in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. Beckham became one of the most formidable midfielders in the world, his greatness underlined by an extremely successful eight-year stint at Manchester United.
In 1998, Beckham played in the France World Cup with England which ended in tears as he was sent off against Argentina, and England was eliminated in that very same round. The fans and media were angered by Beckham as he was partly responsible for that World Cup failure. His abuse by the England fans would extend to the European Championships in 2000, as England was eliminated in the first round. The tide would however soon turn, as Beckham scored a crucial free-kick against Greece in the final seconds of the game, taking England to the main World Cup tournament.
Following an alleged fall-out with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham joined Real Madrid, being put into the mix with some legendary football players such as Ronaldo, Zidane, Figo and Roberto Carlos. Together they formed one of the best Real Madrid teams.
He played his last World Cup for England in 2006, being eliminated by Portugal in the quarterfinals. Beckham’s tally for the English national team is that of a hundred and seventeen games, scoring seventeen goals.
Towards the end of his career, he juggled from L.A. Galaxy to AC Milan and Paris Saint Germain.
David Beckham is married to Victoria, ex-Spice Girl sensation. She told David what she wanted, what she really, really wanted, and together they have four children.