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Template:ImportReviewTemplate:Player-stub Template:Infobox Biography David Robert Joseph Beckham (OBE), (born 2 May 1975) is an English former footballer. He has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, Los Angeles Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player. He was the first English player to win league titles in four countries. He announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2012–13 Ligue 1 season on 16 May 2013 and, on 18 May 2013, played his final game of his storied 20-year career.

Beckham's professional career began with Manchester United, where he made his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17. With United, Beckham won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999. He then played four seasons with Real Madrid, winning the La Liga championship in his final season with the club. In July 2007 Beckham signed a five-year contract with Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy. While a Galaxy player, he spent two loan spells in Italy with AC Milan in 2009 and 2010. Beckham was the first British footballer to play 100 Champions League matches.

In international football, Beckham made his England debut on 1 September 1996, at the age of 21. He was captain for six years during which he played 58 times. He has 115 career appearances to date.

Beckham has twice been runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year, and in 2004 he was named as one of the Top 125 greatest living footballers as part of FIFA's 100th anniversary celebration. In 2004 he was the world's highest-paid footballer when taking into account salary and advertising deals. When joining MLS in 2007 he was given the highest player salary in the league's history of US$6.5m per year. his wife has a big nose

He has been married to Victoria Beckham since 1999, and they have four children. In 2009, the couple's joint wealth was estimated at £125 million.

Paris Saint-GermainEdit

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David Beckham, playing his last match as a captain of Paris Saint-Germain

Career statisticsEdit

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Manchester United

  • FA Premier League , 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03
  • FA Cup , 1996, 1999
  • UEFA Champions League , 1999
  • Intercontinental Cup, 1999
  • FA Charity/Community Shield, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
  • FA Charity Shield Runner-Up, 1998, 1999
  • FA Youth Cup, 1992

Real Madrid

  • La Liga, 2006-07
  • Supercopa de Espana, 2003

Los Angeles Galaxy

  • MLS Western Conference, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • MLS Supporters' Shield, 2010, 2011
  • MLS Cup, 2011, 2012

England

  • Tournoi de France, 1997
  • FA Summer Tournament, 2004

Paris Saint-Germain

  • Ligue 1, 2012-2013

IndividualEdit

  • Premier League Player of the Month, August 1996
  • PFA Young Player of the Year, 1997
  • Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year, 1997
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, 1999
  • UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year, 1999
  • Premier League 10 Seasons Awards, 1992/93-2001/02
  • Domestic and Overall Team of the Decade
  • Goal of the Decade (vs Wimbledon 17 August 1996)
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year, 2001
  • FIFA 100
  • ESPY Award, Best Male Soccer Player, 2004
  • ESPY Award, Best MLS Player, 2008
  • English Football Hall of Fame, 2008
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010

External linksEdit

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England
1. Seaman 2. Campbell 3. Le Saux 4. Ince 5. Adams 6. Southgate 7. Beckham 8. Batty 9. Shearer 10. Sheringham 11. McManaman 12. Neville 13. Martyn 14. Anderton 15. Merson 16. Scholes 17. Lee 18. Keown 19. L. Ferdinand 20. Owen 21. R. Ferdinand 22. Flowers
England
1. Seaman 2. G. Neville 3. P. Neville 4. Campbell 5. Adams 6. Keown 7. Beckham 8. Scholes 9. Shearer 10. Owen 11. McManaman 12. Southgate 13. Martyn 14. Ince 15. Barry 16. Gerrard 17. Wise 18. Barmby 19. Heskey 20. Phillips 21. Fowler 22. Wright
England
1. Seaman 2. Mills 3. A. Cole 4. Sinclair 5. Ferdinand 6. Campbell 7. Beckham 8. Scholes 9. Fowler 10. Owen 11. Heskey 12. Brown 13. Martyn 14. Bridge 15. Keown 16. Southgate 17. Sheringham 18. Hargreaves 19. J. Cole 20. Vassell 21. Butt 22. James 23. Dyer
England
1. James 2. G. Neville 3. A. Cole 4. Gerrard 5. Terry 6. Campbell 7. Beckham 8. Scholes 9. Rooney 10. Owen 11. Lampard 12. Bridge 13. Robinson 14. P. Neville 15. King 16. Carragher 17. Butt 18. Hargreaves 19. J. Cole 20. Dyer 21. Heskey 22. Walker 23. Vassell
England
1. Robinson 2. Neville 3. A. Cole 4. Gerrard 5. Ferdinand 6. Terry 7. Beckham 8. Lampard 9. Rooney 10. Owen 11. J. Cole 12. Campbell 13. James 14. Bridge 15. Carragher 16. Hargreaves 17. Jenas 18. Carrick 19. Lennon 20. Downing 21. Crouch 22. Carson 23. Walcott

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