Victoria espectacular en la Major League

Beckham played in central midfield in United's win over Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League Final , as United's first-choice centre-midfielders Paul Scholes and Roy Keane were suspended for the match. Both of the goals came from corners taken by Beckham. Despite Beckham's achievements in the —99 season, he was still unpopular among some opposition fans and journalists, and he was criticised after being sent off for a deliberate foul in Manchester United's World Club Championship match against Necaxa.

It was suggested in the press that his wife was a bad influence on him, and that it might be in United's interests to sell him, [63] but his manager publicly backed him, and he stayed at the club.

During the — season, there was a talk of a transfer to Juventus in Italy, but this never happened. Beckham helped United retain the Premier League title in — by an point margin, after being pushed by Arsenal and Leeds United for much of the season. United won their final 11 league games of the season, with Beckham scoring five goals during this run, with his last goal coming from a swerving shot from the edge of the penalty area in their final home game against Tottenham Hotspur.

By the earlys, the relationship between Ferguson and Beckham had begun to deteriorate, possibly as a result of Beckham's fame and commitments away from football. In , Beckham was given permission to miss training to look after his son Brooklyn, who had gastroenteritis , but Ferguson was furious when Victoria Beckham was photographed at a London Fashion Week event on the same night, claiming that Beckham would have been able to train if Victoria had looked after Brooklyn that day.

He responded by fining Beckham the maximum amount that was permitted two weeks' wages — then £50, and dropping him for a crucial match against United's rivals Leeds United. He later criticised Beckham for this in his autobiography, claiming he had not been "fair to his teammates" [65] Beckham had a good season for his club, though, and helped United to win the Premier League by a record margin.

He was never a problem until he got married. He used to go into work with the academy coaches at night time, he was a fantastic young lad. Getting married into that entertainment scene was a difficult thing — from that moment, his life was never going to be the same.

He is such a big celebrity, football is only a small part. He was a key player in United's third successive league title in —01 , only the fourth time that any club had achieved three league titles in a row. He scored nine Premier League goals, and had the most assists in the league with On 10 April , Beckham was injured during a Champions League match against Deportivo de La Coruña , breaking the second metatarsal bone in his left foot.

The income from his new contract, and his many endorsement deals, made him the highest-paid player in the world at the time. Following an injury early in the —03 season , Beckham was unable to regain his place on the Manchester United team, with Ole Gunnar Solskjær having replaced him on the right side of midfield.

His relationship with his manager deteriorated further on 15 February when, in the changing room following an FA Cup defeat to Arsenal, a furious Alex Ferguson threw or kicked a boot that struck Beckham over the eye, causing a cut that required stitches. He was still a first-choice player for England, however, and in the Queen's Birthday Honours List he was appointed an OBE for services to football on 13 June Beckham had made Premier league appearances for United and scored 61 goals.

Beckham won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups, two FA Charity Shields, one European Cup , one Intercontinental Cup and one FA Youth Cup in the space of twelve years. He is a man of our times and a symbol of modern-day stardom and what is certain is Real Madrid have signed Beckham because he's a great footballer and a very dedicated professional.

His team spirit is unsurpassed and he is one of the best English players of all-time and if only because of that he is with us. The transfer to Real Madrid was announced in mid-June and formally completed on 1 July , making Beckham the third Englishman to play for the club, after Laurie Cunningham and Steve McManaman , the latter of whom he succeeded in his position.

Following a successful medical on 2 July, Beckham was unveiled in front of accredited journalists from 25 countries at the club's basketball facility, where he was handed the famous white shirt by former Real Madrid player Alfredo Di Stéfano.

Beckham decided to wear number 23 instead, citing his admiration of basketball player Michael Jordan , who also wore the number 23 shirt, as the reason behind his decision. In the week before Beckham's presentation, Real named Carlos Queiroz as their new head coach, meaning that Beckham was reunited with a familiar face upon arriving to Madrid, since Queiroz had spent the previous season as Ferguson's assistant at Manchester United.

In late-July , the club went on a tour of the Far East as part of pre-season training, but also to cash in on Beckham's huge marketing appeal in Asia, where he enjoyed tremendous following. Comparing his reception upon arriving at Kunming Airport in south China to Beatlemania , Marca ran the headline, "Beckham-mania in China".

Real's brand recognition in that part of the globe was already well established as the club made financially successful trips to Asia during previous off-seasons. The presence of a global marketing icon such as Beckham, however, made this particular tour a financial smash for los Merengues.

Shortly after his transfer to Real, Beckham also ended his relationship with agent Tony Stephens of SFX Europe , who had guided him through his career until that point, including helping to engineer Beckham's move from Manchester to Madrid. Beckham signed on with Simon Fuller and his company 19 Entertainment , which already managed the career of Victoria.

The way he runs for everything, the way he tries his best. He has everyone's respect. In late-August , Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup over two legs versus Mallorca , with Beckham scoring the final goal in a 3—0 return leg win at home, thus setting the stage for the start of the league season.

Playing in a star-laden team which included three former FIFA World Player of the Year recipients, Zinedine Zidane , Ronaldo and Luís Figo , in addition to Roberto Carlos , Raúl and Iker Casillas , Beckham did not require much time to settle in, scoring five times in his first 16 matches including a goal less than three minutes into his La Liga debut.

Queiroz mostly favoured the adaptable 5—3—2 formation, with two fullbacks Míchel Salgado and Roberto Carlos, often joining the attack down the wings, while Beckham played on the right of the three-man midfield, alongside Zidane and Figo.

Real Madrid were runners-up in the Copa del Rey , were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League at the quarter-final stage and finished the league season in fourth place, meaning the team, whose president Pérez expected them to win either the Spanish league or the Champions League each season, did not match expectations.

In July , while Beckham was in pre-season training in Spain, an intruder scaled a wall at the Beckham home while carrying a can of petrol. Victoria and their children were in the house at the time, but security guards apprehended the man before he reached the house.

The league season began with new head coach José Antonio Camacho at the helm, but he ended up lasting only three matches, handing in his resignation as Real dropped to eighth spot in the La Liga standings. Camacho's assistant Mariano García Remón took over on temporary basis as Real's leadership scrambled to find a permanent replacement.

Beckham made more headlines on 9 October when he admitted intentionally fouling Ben Thatcher in an England match against Wales to get himself booked.

Beckham was due to receive a one-match suspension for his next caution , and had picked up an injury which he knew would keep him out of England's next match, so he deliberately fouled Thatcher to serve his suspension in a match that he would have had to miss anyway.

The Football Association asked Beckham for an explanation of his actions and he admitted that he had "made a mistake" and apologised. Having received a yellow card, he was judged to have sarcastically applauded the referee and was given a second yellow card, causing an automatic dismissal, although the suspension was cancelled on appeal.

By Christmas , with the team sitting in second position in the league, García Remón was dismissed, and Vanderlei Luxemburgo became the new head coach. However, the well-travelled Brazilian failed to inspire the team to the title as Real again finished the season in second position.

On 3 December , Beckham was sent off for the third time that season in a league match against Getafe. A day later Luxemburgo was sacked and was replaced by Juan Ramón López Caro.

By the end of that season, Beckham was third in La Liga in number of assists. During the season, Beckham established football academies in Los Angeles and east London and was named a judge for the British Book Awards.

The season also marked the end of an era for the club as Pérez resigned his post as president in January , with Vicente Boluda named as replacement on an interim basis until the end of the season. The summer off-season marked a turbulent time as the club's presidential elections were held.

Ramón Calderón became the new Real president. As expected, none of the club officials who served under the previous president was kept, including head coach López Caro. Initially out of favour with newly arrived head coach Fabio Capello , Beckham started only a few games at the beginning of the season, as the speedier José Antonio Reyes was normally preferred on the right wing.

Of the first nine matches Beckham started, Real lost seven. On 10 January , after prolonged contractual negotiations, Real Madrid's sporting director Predrag Mijatović announced that Beckham would not remain at Real Madrid after the end of the season.

However, he later claimed that he was mistranslated and that he actually said that Beckham's contract had not yet been renewed. On 11 January , Beckham announced that he had signed a five-year deal to play for the LA Galaxy , beginning 1 July On 13 January , Fabio Capello said that Beckham had played his last game for Real Madrid, although he continued to train with the team.

About a month later, however, Capello backtracked on his earlier statement, allowing Beckham to rejoin the team for the match against Real Sociedad on 10 February The player immediately repaid his head coach's trust by scoring the equalising goal from a yard free kick, as Real Madrid eventually recorded a 2—1 victory.

Beckham played a pivotal role in all three Madrid goals in the home game, with Bayern goalkeeper Oliver Kahn describing his performance as "world class". On 17 June , the last day of the La Liga season, Beckham started in his final match for the club, a 3—1 win over Mallorca which saw them clinch the title from Barcelona.

With Real down 0—1, Beckham limped off the field and was replaced by José Antonio Reyes, who scored two goals, leading the team to that season's La Liga title , their first since Beckham had signed with them and 30th overall in the club's history. Although Real and Barçelona both finished level on points, Madrid took the title because of their superior head-to-head record, capping a remarkable six-month turnaround for Beckham.

Towards the end of the season, as Beckham was getting back into Capello's good books after successfully fighting his way back into the first team, Real Madrid announced they would try to untie his transfer to LA Galaxy, but were ultimately unsuccessful. I'm coming there to be part of the team, to work hard and to hopefully win things.

With me, it's about football. I'm coming there to make a difference. I'm coming there to play football I'm not saying me coming over to the States is going to make soccer the biggest sport in America.

That would be difficult to achieve. Baseball, basketball, American football, they've been around. But I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't think I could make a difference. Beckham on going to America. Beckham's involvement with Major League Soccer MLS began while he was still a Real Madrid player when it was confirmed on 11 January that he would be leaving Madrid in six months to join MLS side LA Galaxy.

The speculation about his new contract in Madrid was thus put to an end and the following day Beckham's official press conference was held in conjunction with the MLS SuperDraft. The announcement made global headlines and elevated the league's profile.

The high-profile acquisition paid immediate financial dividends for Galaxy long before Beckham joined the team. The gate revenue peaked as well with 11, new season tickets holders and sold-out luxury suites each one of the 42 inside the team's home stadium, the Home Depot Center.

Involved on many business fronts worldwide, AEG was already leveraging its Beckham association in places such as Shanghai and Beijing , where the company had been working aggressively for years to receive clearance to build arenas and stadiums. The company's CEO Tim Leiweke put it as follows: "Suddenly, we're known as the company that owns the team that David Beckham is going to play for, so our world changed".

In the months following the announcement, the additional terms of Beckham's contract became public knowledge. Another provision was the opt-out clause after the season, meaning that should he decide so, Beckham was free to leave the club after completing year three of his five-year contract.

Beckham's contract with LA Galaxy took effect on 11 July, and on 13 July, he was officially unveiled as a Galaxy player at the Home Depot Center, to much fanfare and world media interest, in front of more than 5, gathered fans and some accredited media members.

It was announced that Galaxy jersey sales had already reached a record figure of over , prior to this formal introduction. In parallel, Beckham's handlers at 19 Entertainment succeeded in putting together an unprecedented US media rollout designed to expand his carefully crafted personal brand in America.

He made the cover of Sports Illustrated , a few weeks earlier Adidas launched the extensive part ad campaign "Fútbol meets Football" starring Beckham and NFL running back Reggie Bush , and W magazine published a racy photo spread featuring David and wife Victoria photographed by Steven Klein.

Meanwhile, ESPN sports network was running a promotional campaign and it also agreed to air the David Beckham: New Beginnings documentary produced by 19 Entertainment before the friendly match versus Chelsea , which was expected to be Beckham's American debut.

In addition to popularising soccer, Beckham's arrival was used as platform for entertainment industry endeavours. Since both Beckham's and his wife's often overlapping careers were handled by 19 Entertainment, which is owned by Simon Fuller , who in turn has a business relationship with the Creative Artists Agency CAA , one of Hollywood's most powerful talent agencies, it was important also for CAA that the Beckhams made as big an impact as possible upon their arrival in the United States.

On Saturday afternoon, 21 July, despite still nursing the injured left ankle that he picked up a month earlier during the final match of La Liga's season, Beckham made his Galaxy debut, coming on for Alan Gordon in the 78th minute of a 0—1 friendly loss to Chelsea as part of the World Series of Soccer.

However, the proceedings on the field of play took a back seat to the Beckham spectacle, and despite the presence of worldwide football stars such as Andriy Shevchenko , Didier Drogba , Michael Ballack and Frank Lampard , the US television cameras were firmly focused on Beckham, who spent most of the match on the bench.

The match's added time featured a scare for already injured Beckham when he got tackled by Steve Sidwell , whose cleats struck Beckham's right foot, sending him airborne before he crumpled hard to the ground.

Though the existing injury was not aggravated too much, Beckham's recovery process was set back by about a week. ESPN's presentation of Beckham's debut earned a 1. The day after the made-for-TV debut was reserved for the welcoming party for the Beckhams at LA's Museum of Contemporary Art , formally billed as being hosted by Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith , though in actuality a CAA-organized event.

Attended by many Hollywood A-listers , the lavish event was well-covered in the US celebrity tabloid media, including daily entertainment TV magazines such as Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood. Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches — three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC - though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

It was in Toronto on 5 August that the team got its first taste of what life would be like on the road with Beckham on the roster. Due to security concerns, it was the first time the team flew on a charter for a road match, rather than flying commercial; MLS normally forbids charter flights for away matches, claiming they provide competitive advantage, but in this case they made an exception due to the frenzy created around Beckham and resulting security issues.

Also, instead of the usual MLS-mandated modest hotels, LA Galaxy stayed at the five-star Le Méridien King Edward in downtown Toronto an expense paid for by the local Toronto promoter , while the glitz and glamour continued with the velvet rope, red carpet party at the Ultra Supper Club with Beckham as the centerpiece guest.

Two weeks after his twelve-minute appearance against Chelsea, Beckham made his league debut as a substitute on 9 August away versus D.

United in front of the sellout crowd of 46, nearly three times the average D. United home crowd at the RFK Stadium , coming on for Quavas Kirk in the 71st minute.

He hit a long free kick that Carlos Pavón failed to finish on for the equaliser, and then in the final minutes Beckham served a weighted through ball into Landon Donovan 's path that United's keeper Troy Perkins managed to break up in the last moment — the Galaxy lost 1—0.

The next match on the road trip was at New England Revolution and Beckham decided to sit it out, fearing further aggravating his ankle injury on the Gillette Stadium 's artificial surface. Beckham returned to the pitch the following week, again facing D.

United, in the SuperLiga semi-final on 15 August. During this game, he had many firsts with the Galaxy; his first start, first yellow card and first game as team captain.

These goals gave the team a 2—0 victory, and a place in the North American SuperLiga final versus Pachuca on 29 August. During the SuperLiga final against Pachuca, Beckham injured his right knee, with an MRI scan revealing that he had sprained his medial collateral ligament and would be out for six weeks.

He returned to play in the final home match of the season. The Galaxy were eliminated from playoff contention on 21 October, in the final MLS match of the season, a 1—0 loss to the Chicago Fire.

Beckham played as a substitute in the match, bringing his season totals to eight matches played 5 league ; one goal scored 0 league ; and three assists 2 league. Beckham trained with Arsenal from 4 January for three weeks, until he returned to the Galaxy for pre-season training.

In the match, Beckham scored an empty-net goal from 70 yards out. The goal marked the second time in Beckham's career that he had scored from his own half, the other being a goal from the half-way line against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park.

In , Beckham's success in the England national team under Fabio Capello led to speculation that he might return to Europe to retain match fitness for the World Cup qualifying matches in On 30 October , AC Milan announced that Beckham was to join them on loan from 7 January Beckham was unveiled at Milan's training facility by the club's chief executive Adriano Galliani on 20 December The player chose the number 32 shirt previously worn by Christian Vieri , as both the number 7 and 23 shirts were already used by Alexandre Pato and club vice captain Massimo Ambrosini , respectively.

The day after his unveiling, Beckham was brought to the San Siro , where he was introduced to the home fans by walking out on the pitch before the league match versus Udinese and proclaiming "Forza Milan" over the public address system. His vision of play is better now than during his time in Manchester.

He is slower but much stronger tactically and technically. He is very intelligent and works a lot. Playing on the squad led by the year-old superstar Kaká , in addition to several other world-class players at or near the peak of their careers — such as year-old Ronaldinho and year-old Andrea Pirlo — as well as club veterans Paolo Maldini , Clarence Seedorf , Massimo Ambrosini, Giuseppe Favalli , Gianluca Zambrotta , Filippo Inzaghi and Andriy Shevchenko, Beckham made his competitive debut for the rossoneri in Serie A as a starter away at Roma on 11 January , playing 89 minutes of the 2—2 draw in front of 53, at the Stadio Olimpico.

Though clearly lacking match fitness, occasionally struggling to keep up in a high-tempo match, Beckham put in enough useful crosses and corners to justify the coach Carlo Ancelotti 's decision to play him from the start.

A noticeably older team, the Ancelotti-coached Milan was proving a good fit for the year-old Englishman. He scored his first goal in Serie A for Milan in a 4—1 victory over Bologna on 25 January, his third appearance for the club.

The rumours were confirmed on 4 February, when Beckham stated that he was seeking a permanent transfer to Milan, in a bid to sustain his England career through the World Cup. Still, negotiations continued during a month of speculation. from mid-July until the end of the MLS season. After his return from Milan, many LA fans showed dislike and anger towards him as he missed the first half of the season, and several held up signs saying "Go home fraud", and "Part-time player".

He remained a key part of the squad which saw Galaxy win the Western Conference final after a 2—0 overtime victory over the Houston Dynamo.

Beckham also scored in the shootout. In November , after the end of MLS season, it was confirmed that Beckham would return to Milan for a second loan period, beginning in January He played 76 minutes of the match at the San Siro — which ended 3—2 to Manchester United — before being substituted for Clarence Seedorf.

Beckham returned to Old Trafford for the second leg of the tie on 10 March ; he did not start the match, but was brought on for Ignazio Abate in the 64th minute to a positive reception from the Manchester United fans.

The score was 3—0 for United at that point and the tie was all but decided. The match was the first time Beckham had played against Manchester United at Old Trafford, and saw him create several scoring opportunities via crosses and corner kicks, but Manchester United dominated Milan and beat them 4—0, winning the tie 7—2.

As the fan protests against Glazer by the people gathered around Manchester United Supporters' Trust gained steam in , the green-and-gold scarf had come to be seen as an anti-Glazer symbol, and by extension many saw Beckham's decision to publicly put it on as gesture of support.

When asked about it later, however, Beckham responded that protests are not his business. In Milan's next game, against Chievo , Beckham suffered a torn left Achilles tendon , [] causing him to miss the World Cup as well as the MLS season due to the injury, which took him out of action for the next five months.

Doctor Sakari Orava performed surgery on Beckham's tendon in Turku , Finland, on 15 March The prognosis is he needs a rehabilitation for the next few months, and the plaster cast is the next six to eight weeks.

I would say that [it will be] maybe four months before he's running, but six months before he's jumping and kicking. On 11 September , after recovering from his Achilles tendon injury, Beckham returned to the game as a substitute in the 70th minute in the Galaxy's 3—1 win over Columbus Crew.

During January and February , ahead of the MLS season, Beckham trained with Tottenham Hotspur. Rumours in the media claimed that the club were in talks with the Galaxy to sign the player on loan, but, according to Spurs manager Harry Redknapp , the move was blocked by Galaxy, who wanted a full final season from their number With Beckham playing in the centre of midfield, the Galaxy won the MLS cup.

On 15 May, Beckham scored his first goal of the season for the Galaxy from a yard free kick, in a 4—1 victory over Sporting Kansas City. After having his best season with the Galaxy to date, and finishing second in the league in assists, Beckham finished his fifth MLS season on a high.

On 20 November , he joined an elite group of players to have won league titles in three countries, when Los Angeles won their third MLS Cup against the Houston Dynamo, winning 1—0 on a goal by captain Landon Donovan, with assists from Beckham and fellow designated player Robbie Keane. Following the season, in which the Galaxy won their second consecutive Supporters' Shield , having the second most points in MLS history, Beckham's five-year contract with the Galaxy expired on 31 December Despite being 36, he stated that he did not intend to retire.

Beckham was heavily linked with Paris Saint-Germain , but on 18 January , Galaxy announced Beckham had signed a new two-year contract to remain in Los Angeles. Beckham helped the Galaxy to a fourth-place finish in the Western Conference during the regular season, with Beckham scoring seven goals and adding nine assists.

The Galaxy defeated Vancouver Whitecaps FC , the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders FC on their way to the MLS Cup final , where they defeated the Houston Dynamo 3—1 to retain the cup. On 31 January , ahead of the transfer deadline it was announced that Beckham would be undergoing a medical with Paris Saint-Germain , ahead of a potential move to the Ligue 1 side.

This made him the th player in the history of the club. On 16 May , Beckham announced that he would retire from professional football at the end of that year's French football season.

These boots had the names of his wife and children stitched on to them. On 18 May , Beckham was made captain in his final home game against Brest. Beckham was subbed off after 80 minutes, receiving hugs from his fellow players and manager, as well as a standing ovation from fans.

Beckham made his first appearance for England on 1 September , in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Moldova. Beckham played in all of England's qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup and was part of the man squad for the finals in France, [] but the team's manager Glenn Hoddle publicly accused him of not concentrating on the tournament, [] and he did not start in either of England's first two games.

He was picked for the third game against Colombia and scored with a bending yard free kick in a 2—0 victory, which was his first goal for England. In the second round last 16 of that competition, he received a red card in England's match against Argentina.

Many supporters and journalists blamed Beckham for England's elimination and he became the target of criticism and abuse, including the hanging of an effigy outside a London pub , and the Daily Mirror printing a dartboard with a picture of him centred on the bullseye.

He also received death threats after the World Cup. The abuse that Beckham was receiving from English supporters peaked during England's 3—2 defeat by Portugal in Euro , a match where Beckham set up two goals, when a group of England supporters taunted him throughout the match.

England trail by 2 goals to 1. Beckham could raise the roof here with a goal I don't believe it! David Beckham scores the goal to take England all the way to the World Cup Finals! Give that man a Knighthood! On 15 November , following Kevin Keegan 's resignation as England manager in October, Beckham was promoted to team captain by the caretaker manager Peter Taylor , and then kept the role under new manager Sven-Göran Eriksson.

Beckham played a major role in helping England qualify for the FIFA World Cup , starring in an impressive 5—1 victory over Germany in Munich. The final step in Beckham's conversion from villain to national hero happened in England's final qualifying game against Greece on 6 October When Teddy Sheringham was fouled eight yards outside the Greek penalty area, England were awarded a free-kick and Beckham ensured England's qualification with a curling strike of the kind that had become his trademark.

Beckham was partially fit by the time of the World Cup held in Japan and South Korea, and played in the first match against Sweden. After the events of four years earlier, Beckham achieved a degree of revenge over Argentina by scoring the winning goal with a penalty.

England were knocked out in the quarter-finals by eventual winners Brazil after Ronaldinho scored the winner. The following month, at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Beckham escorted Kirsty Howard as she presented the Jubilee Baton to the Queen.

Beckham played in all of England's matches at Euro He had a penalty saved in England's 2—1 defeat to France and missed another in a penalty shootout in the quarter-final match against Portugal. Beckham became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in January and was involved in promoting London's successful bid for the Olympic Games.

He captained England for the 50th time in a friendly international against Argentina the following month. In England's opening game at the World Cup , against Paraguay on 10 June , Beckham's free kick led to an own-goal by Carlos Gamarra as England won 1—0.

In England's next match, played against Trinidad and Tobago on 15 June , Beckham's cross in the 83rd minute led to a Peter Crouch goal, which put England into the lead 1—0. Beckham gave another assist to Steven Gerrard. In the end they won 2—0.

He was named Man of the Match by tournament sponsor Budweiser. During England's second round match against Ecuador , Beckham scored from a free kick in the 59th minute, becoming the first English player to score in three separate World Cups, [] and giving England a 1—0 victory and a place in the quarter-finals.

He was sick before the game and vomited several times as a result of dehydration and illness that he got after having scored the winning goal for England.

A day after England were knocked out of the World Cup, an emotional Beckham made a statement in a news conference that he had stepped down as England captain, [] stating: "It has been an honour and privilege to captain my country but, having been captain for 58 of my 95 [] games, I feel the time is right to pass on the armband as we enter a new era under Steve McClaren.

He was succeeded by Chelsea captain John Terry. Having stepped down as captain after the World Cup, Beckham was dropped completely from the England national team selected by new coach Steve McClaren on 11 August McClaren said that he was "looking to go in a different direction" with the team, and that Beckham "wasn't included within that.

Shaun Wright-Phillips , Kieran Richardson and the World Cup alternative to Beckham, Aaron Lennon , were all included, although McClaren eventually opted to employ Steven Gerrard in that role. On 26 May , McClaren announced that Beckham would be recalled to the England squad for the first time since stepping down as their captain.

Beckham started against Brazil in England's first match at the new Wembley Stadium and put in a positive performance. In the second half, he set up England's goal converted by captain John Terry. It looked as though England would claim victory over Brazil, but newcomer Diego equalised in the dying seconds.

In England's next match, a Euro qualifier against Estonia , Beckham sent two trademark assists for Michael Owen and Peter Crouch , helping England to prevail 3—0.

Beckham had assisted in three of England's four total goals in those two games, [] and he stated his desire to continue to play for England after his move to Major League Soccer. On 22 August , Beckham played in a friendly for England against Germany , becoming the first to play for England while with a non-European club team.

Following the 2—3 loss, England failed to qualify for the Euro Finals. Despite this, Beckham said that he had no plans to retire from international football and wanted to continue playing for the national team. On 20 March , Beckham was recalled to the England squad by Capello for the friendly against France in Paris on 26 March.

Beckham became only the fifth Englishman to win caps. Capello had hinted on 25 March that Beckham had a long-term future in his side, ahead of crucial qualifiers for the World Cup.

On 11 May , Capello included an in-form Beckham in his man England squad to face the United States at Wembley on 28 May before the away fixture with Trinidad and Tobago on 1 June. Beckham — who wore a pair of golden boots to mark the occasion — was honoured before the match by receiving an honorary gold cap representing his th cap from Bobby Charlton , and was given a standing ovation from the crowd.

He played well and assisted John Terry on the match-winning goal. When substituted at half-time for David Bentley , the pro-Beckham crowd booed the decision. The match was the first time since the World Cup that Beckham had skippered England and marked a dramatic turnaround for Beckham.

In two years, he had gone from being dropped completely from the England squad to being reinstated though temporarily as England captain. During the World Cup Qualifier against Belarus , which England won 3—1 in Minsk , Beckham came off the bench in the 87th minute to earn his th cap making him England's third-most- capped player in history, overtaking Bobby Charlton in the process.

On 11 February , Beckham drew level with Bobby Moore 's record of caps for an English outfield player, coming on as a substitute for Stewart Downing in a friendly match against Spain. After a poor performance from England at the World Cup, Capello remained as manager but was under pressure to revamp the England squad for the imminent UEFA Euro qualification campaign.

He unveiled a new team at the next England match, a home friendly game against Hungary on 11 August , with Beckham still unavailable for selection but aiming for a return to playing in MLS by the following month. David is a fantastic player but I think we need new players for the future", referring to the new players that play in Beckham's right midfield position, including Theo Walcott and Adam Johnson , adding: "This is the future of the team under Fabio Capello or another manager.

Beckham remained ten caps short of the record number of caps by goalkeeper Peter Shilton , for a player of any position. Throughout his career, Beckham was considered one of the best and most recognisable players of his generation, as well as one of the greatest free-kick exponents of all time.

Although Beckham primarily played on the right flank, he was also used as a central midfielder throughout his career occasionally with Manchester United, but in particular with Real Madrid and AC Milan , [] [] [] and on rare instances as a deep-lying playmaker , in particular in his later career, in order to compensate for his physical decline with his advancing age.

Beckham was a product of Sir Alex Ferguson 's hard-working approach at Manchester United. Ferguson said that Beckham "practised with a discipline to achieve an accuracy that other players wouldn't care about. Beckham maintained his training routine at Real Madrid and even when his relationship with management was strained in early , Real Madrid president Ramón Calderón and manager Fabio Capello praised Beckham for maintaining his professionalism and commitment to the club.

His former England manager Steve McClaren stated: "I've been very fortunate to work with some great players and he [Beckham] was one of them.

He was a great player, he made the very most of his talents and that was through sheer hard work, professionalism, always doing extra on the training field. He inspired his team-mates through his performances, he was a winner.

He was a leader, people followed him. In May , asked about how he wanted to be remembered in his retirement, Beckham said, "I just want people to see me as a hardworking footballer, someone that's passionate about the game, someone that — every time I stepped on the pitch — I've given everything that I have, because that's how I feel.

That's how I look back on it and hope people will see me. Earlier in his career, Beckham's discipline during matches was brought into question on occasion in the media, due to his temper, as well as his tendency to commit rash challenges and pick up unnecessary bookings.

His only red card with Manchester United came on 6 January , in the FIFA Club World Championship against Necaxa. Despite his success, popularity, and playing ability, critical reception of Beckham was often divided among sporting figures and fans throughout his career, in part — as Subhankar Mondal of Goal notes — due to his ventures off the pitch, and the widespread coverage that his personal life received.

Upon his departure to LA Galaxy, El País reflected on the dichotomy of Beckham's playing career and his status off the pitch, describing him as "the great paradox of world football", also adding: "He is the greatest icon on the planet and the cause of such delirium in the media and on the streets, the greatest catwalk model there is.

And yet he has been an anti-diva. He was the most galactic of the galacticos off the pitch, but the greatest of earthlings when he walked on to the field.

He sparked debate and polarized opinion. But underneath the gloss he was, first and foremost, a very good footballer.

In , Beckham founded the David Beckham Academy football school, operating from two sites, in London and Los Angeles. It was announced in late that both would close. Club Internacional de Futbol Miami — more commonly known as, Inter Miami — is represented by a black crest with neon pink trimmings and herons whose legs clasp to form an "M" for Miami.

The club made its MLS debut on 1 March with a 1—0 away loss to Los Angeles. On 31 January, the club announced that the FA had approved him to become a director of the club. In , Beckham started dating Victoria Adams after she attended a Manchester United match.

Therefore, their relationship instantly attracted a great deal of media attention. The couple were dubbed " Posh and Becks " by the media.

Their first child was born fourteen months later. On 4 July , they married at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. Beckham's teammate Gary Neville was the best man, [] and the couple's four-month-old son, Brooklyn, was the ring bearer.

Magazine , but newspapers were still able to obtain photographs showing them sitting on golden thrones. David and Victoria Beckham have four children: sons Brooklyn Joseph born 4 March at Portland Hospital , London , [] Romeo James born 1 September at Portland Hospital, London , [] Cruz David born 20 February at Ruber International Hospital, Madrid , [] and daughter Harper Seven born 10 July at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Beckham's three sons have all played football in the Arsenal academy. In his early-Manchester United career, Beckham lived in a four-bedroom house in Worsley that he bought directly from the property developer as a year-old in Known by the nickname "Golden Balls", [] [] Beckham acquired the name from Victoria, who revealed it on national TV in while praising him for rebuilding his reputation after the World Cup.

Beckham has obsessive compulsive disorder OCD , which he says makes him "have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs. We've got three fridges — food in one, salad in another and drinks in the third.

In the drinks one, everything is symmetrical. If there's three cans, he'll throw one away because it has to be an even number. A staunch monarchist , Beckham queued for 13 hours in September to see Queen Elizabeth ll lying in state at Westminster Hall following her death, after refusing opportunities to skip ahead.

In April , the British tabloid News of the World carried claims by Beckham's former personal assistant Rebecca Loos that she and Beckham had engaged in an extramarital affair.

Beckham dismissed both claims as "ludicrous". In September , Beckham announced that he was making a court application against prostitute Irma Nici and several others over claims in the magazine In Touch that he had sex with her.

On 9 May , at Bromley Magistrates Court, Beckham was banned from driving for six months. He previously pleaded guilty to using a mobile phone while driving his Bentley in central London on 21 November The court heard he was photographed by a member of the public holding a phone as he drove in "slowly moving" traffic.

Beckham received six points on his licence, to add to the six he already had for previous speeding matters. He was also fined £, and ordered to pay £ in prosecution costs and a £75 surcharge fee within seven days.

As of [update] , Beckham has more than 65 tattoos covering a large part of his body, including tattoos on his hands, neck and head.

His wife's name, tattooed on his left forearm, is in the Devanagari script used for the Hindi and Sanskrit languages, among others because Beckham thought it would be "tacky" to have it in English.

However, this was misspelt as the equivalent of "Vhictoria". Beckham said: "When you see me, you see the tattoos. You see an expression of how I feel about Victoria and the boys. They're part of me. He has also added several tattoos that pay tribute to his daughter, Harper, as well as several tattoos with religious significance.

Beckham's relationship and marriage to Victoria, who has been famous in her own right as part of the Spice Girls , contributed to his celebrity beyond football.

Beckham became known as a fashion icon, and together with Victoria, the couple became lucrative spokespeople sought after by clothing designers, health and fitness specialists, fashion magazines, and perfume and cosmetics manufacturers.

Early endorsements included the British hair styling brand Brylcreem for £4 million in , which saw him appear in UK commercials.

While heterosexual, Beckham actively courted a gay fanbase and openly supported gay media , preferring to give interviews to publications that supported the LGBTQ community.

He came to be called a " gay icon " — a term he embraces — for his popularity and support among the gay community.

US covers have included the men's magazine Details , and with Victoria for the August issue of W. Upon their arrival in Los Angeles on 12 July , the night before Beckham's formal introduction, Los Angeles International Airport was filled with paparazzi and news reporters.

Victoria also talked about her NBC TV show Victoria Beckham: Coming to America. A-list celebrities attending included Steven Spielberg , Jim Carrey , George Clooney , Tom Cruise , Katie Holmes , Will Smith , Jada Pinkett Smith , and Oprah Winfrey. Beckham's many endorsement deals make him one of the most recognisable athletes throughout the world.

Beckham has several eponymous video games, including Go! Adventure on Soccer Island , a platform game for the Game Boy Advance , and David Beckham Soccer , a football game for a number of platforms , [] [] and he was brand ambassador for exercise video game EA Sports Active 2. During his playing career which ended in May , Beckham generated an estimated £1 billion in shirt and boot sales.

Beckham played a critical part in bringing the Olympics to London in , travelling with the British delegation to Singapore in for the host city selection. Beckham rode a London double-decker bus into the stadium and Page and Lewis performed " Whole Lotta Love ".

Beckham visited Afghanistan in May for a morale-boosting visit to British troops fighting the Taliban insurgency. Chinese authorities appointed Beckham as global ambassador for Chinese football in March After numerous officials had been banned for match-fixing, and the Chinese Super League had failed to retain the services of well-known international names, Beckham's role was to help improve the image of the game and raise its profile both in China and abroad.

From 14 July , Beckham started appearing in adverts for BSkyB , advertising their Sky Sports coverage via the Sky Go app. In March Beckham had the third highest social media rank in the world among sportspeople, behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi , with over 52 million Facebook fans.

During the EU referendum , Beckham voiced his opposition to Brexit the United Kingdom leaving the European Union stating: "For our children and their children we should be facing the problems of the world together and not alone.

For these reasons, I am voting to remain. Beckham's former club LA Galaxy unveiled a statue of him outside of their stadium in March , the first of its kind in the MLS. In February , Beckham mentioned that he enjoys spending hours assembling Lego pieces.

Beckham has supported UNICEF since his days at Manchester United and in January , the English national team captain became a Goodwill Ambassador with a special focus on UNICEF's Sports for Development program.

He is a former patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. On 17 January , Rebecca Johnstone, a year-old cancer patient from Hamilton, Ontario , Canada, received a surprise phone call from Beckham.

After the conversation, he sent her a Real Madrid jersey with his signature on it. Rebecca died on 29 January Beckham is a founding member of the Malaria No More UK Leadership Council and helped launch the charity in with Andy Murray at Wembley Stadium.

Beckham also appeared in a public service announcement for Malaria No More U. The TV spot aired in the United States on Fox Networks , including Fox Soccer Channel.

Since joining Major League Soccer , Beckham has been a very public advocate in the United States for related charities such as "MLS W.

This was in advance of his first New York City area match the following day against the New York Red Bulls. That team's Jozy Altidore and Juan Pablo Ángel were also with Beckham, teaching skills to disadvantaged youth to benefit FC Harlem Lions.

The country of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry Potter. David Beckham's right foot. David Beckham's left foot, come to that.

Beckham never personally appeared in the film Bend It Like Beckham , except in archive footage. He and his wife wanted to make cameo appearances, but scheduling proved difficult, so the director used lookalike Andy Harmer instead.

Beckham makes a cameo appearance with Zinedine Zidane and Raúl , in the film Goal! Harmer also doubled for him in the party scene. Through the use of stock footage from the FIFA World Cup, Beckham appeared in Goal III: Taking on the World , which was released straight to DVD on 15 June In , British business magazine Marketing Week wrote of his "somewhat limited acting skills".

based on the MGM television series of the same name , [] and as Trigger in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Beckham has played along to jokes about his voice. In a promo for Deadpool 2 , Beckham is seen watching the first instalment of the film franchise in which Ryan Reynolds ' character compares Beckham's voice to inhaling helium.

Beckham answers his door to the antihero who presents him with milk and cookies, before Deadpool knocks again and has a bunch of helium-filled red balloons. Artist Sam Taylor-Johnson recorded Beckham sleeping in a hotel room in Madrid in January following a morning's training session with Real Madrid.

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Comienza a escribir y presiona Intro para buscar Search He scored nine Premier League goals, and had the most assists in the league with On 10 April , Beckham was injured during a Champions League match against Deportivo de La Coruña , breaking the second metatarsal bone in his left foot.

The income from his new contract, and his many endorsement deals, made him the highest-paid player in the world at the time. Following an injury early in the —03 season , Beckham was unable to regain his place on the Manchester United team, with Ole Gunnar Solskjær having replaced him on the right side of midfield.

His relationship with his manager deteriorated further on 15 February when, in the changing room following an FA Cup defeat to Arsenal, a furious Alex Ferguson threw or kicked a boot that struck Beckham over the eye, causing a cut that required stitches.

He was still a first-choice player for England, however, and in the Queen's Birthday Honours List he was appointed an OBE for services to football on 13 June Beckham had made Premier league appearances for United and scored 61 goals.

Beckham won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups, two FA Charity Shields, one European Cup , one Intercontinental Cup and one FA Youth Cup in the space of twelve years. He is a man of our times and a symbol of modern-day stardom and what is certain is Real Madrid have signed Beckham because he's a great footballer and a very dedicated professional.

His team spirit is unsurpassed and he is one of the best English players of all-time and if only because of that he is with us. The transfer to Real Madrid was announced in mid-June and formally completed on 1 July , making Beckham the third Englishman to play for the club, after Laurie Cunningham and Steve McManaman , the latter of whom he succeeded in his position.

Following a successful medical on 2 July, Beckham was unveiled in front of accredited journalists from 25 countries at the club's basketball facility, where he was handed the famous white shirt by former Real Madrid player Alfredo Di Stéfano. Beckham decided to wear number 23 instead, citing his admiration of basketball player Michael Jordan , who also wore the number 23 shirt, as the reason behind his decision.

In the week before Beckham's presentation, Real named Carlos Queiroz as their new head coach, meaning that Beckham was reunited with a familiar face upon arriving to Madrid, since Queiroz had spent the previous season as Ferguson's assistant at Manchester United.

In late-July , the club went on a tour of the Far East as part of pre-season training, but also to cash in on Beckham's huge marketing appeal in Asia, where he enjoyed tremendous following. Comparing his reception upon arriving at Kunming Airport in south China to Beatlemania , Marca ran the headline, "Beckham-mania in China".

Real's brand recognition in that part of the globe was already well established as the club made financially successful trips to Asia during previous off-seasons. The presence of a global marketing icon such as Beckham, however, made this particular tour a financial smash for los Merengues.

Shortly after his transfer to Real, Beckham also ended his relationship with agent Tony Stephens of SFX Europe , who had guided him through his career until that point, including helping to engineer Beckham's move from Manchester to Madrid.

Beckham signed on with Simon Fuller and his company 19 Entertainment , which already managed the career of Victoria. The way he runs for everything, the way he tries his best. He has everyone's respect. In late-August , Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup over two legs versus Mallorca , with Beckham scoring the final goal in a 3—0 return leg win at home, thus setting the stage for the start of the league season.

Playing in a star-laden team which included three former FIFA World Player of the Year recipients, Zinedine Zidane , Ronaldo and Luís Figo , in addition to Roberto Carlos , Raúl and Iker Casillas , Beckham did not require much time to settle in, scoring five times in his first 16 matches including a goal less than three minutes into his La Liga debut.

Queiroz mostly favoured the adaptable 5—3—2 formation, with two fullbacks Míchel Salgado and Roberto Carlos, often joining the attack down the wings, while Beckham played on the right of the three-man midfield, alongside Zidane and Figo.

Real Madrid were runners-up in the Copa del Rey , were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League at the quarter-final stage and finished the league season in fourth place, meaning the team, whose president Pérez expected them to win either the Spanish league or the Champions League each season, did not match expectations.

In July , while Beckham was in pre-season training in Spain, an intruder scaled a wall at the Beckham home while carrying a can of petrol. Victoria and their children were in the house at the time, but security guards apprehended the man before he reached the house.

The league season began with new head coach José Antonio Camacho at the helm, but he ended up lasting only three matches, handing in his resignation as Real dropped to eighth spot in the La Liga standings. Camacho's assistant Mariano García Remón took over on temporary basis as Real's leadership scrambled to find a permanent replacement.

Beckham made more headlines on 9 October when he admitted intentionally fouling Ben Thatcher in an England match against Wales to get himself booked. Beckham was due to receive a one-match suspension for his next caution , and had picked up an injury which he knew would keep him out of England's next match, so he deliberately fouled Thatcher to serve his suspension in a match that he would have had to miss anyway.

The Football Association asked Beckham for an explanation of his actions and he admitted that he had "made a mistake" and apologised. Having received a yellow card, he was judged to have sarcastically applauded the referee and was given a second yellow card, causing an automatic dismissal, although the suspension was cancelled on appeal.

By Christmas , with the team sitting in second position in the league, García Remón was dismissed, and Vanderlei Luxemburgo became the new head coach. However, the well-travelled Brazilian failed to inspire the team to the title as Real again finished the season in second position.

On 3 December , Beckham was sent off for the third time that season in a league match against Getafe. A day later Luxemburgo was sacked and was replaced by Juan Ramón López Caro. By the end of that season, Beckham was third in La Liga in number of assists.

During the season, Beckham established football academies in Los Angeles and east London and was named a judge for the British Book Awards. The season also marked the end of an era for the club as Pérez resigned his post as president in January , with Vicente Boluda named as replacement on an interim basis until the end of the season.

The summer off-season marked a turbulent time as the club's presidential elections were held. Ramón Calderón became the new Real president. As expected, none of the club officials who served under the previous president was kept, including head coach López Caro. Initially out of favour with newly arrived head coach Fabio Capello , Beckham started only a few games at the beginning of the season, as the speedier José Antonio Reyes was normally preferred on the right wing.

Of the first nine matches Beckham started, Real lost seven. On 10 January , after prolonged contractual negotiations, Real Madrid's sporting director Predrag Mijatović announced that Beckham would not remain at Real Madrid after the end of the season.

However, he later claimed that he was mistranslated and that he actually said that Beckham's contract had not yet been renewed. On 11 January , Beckham announced that he had signed a five-year deal to play for the LA Galaxy , beginning 1 July On 13 January , Fabio Capello said that Beckham had played his last game for Real Madrid, although he continued to train with the team.

About a month later, however, Capello backtracked on his earlier statement, allowing Beckham to rejoin the team for the match against Real Sociedad on 10 February The player immediately repaid his head coach's trust by scoring the equalising goal from a yard free kick, as Real Madrid eventually recorded a 2—1 victory.

Beckham played a pivotal role in all three Madrid goals in the home game, with Bayern goalkeeper Oliver Kahn describing his performance as "world class".

On 17 June , the last day of the La Liga season, Beckham started in his final match for the club, a 3—1 win over Mallorca which saw them clinch the title from Barcelona.

With Real down 0—1, Beckham limped off the field and was replaced by José Antonio Reyes, who scored two goals, leading the team to that season's La Liga title , their first since Beckham had signed with them and 30th overall in the club's history.

Although Real and Barçelona both finished level on points, Madrid took the title because of their superior head-to-head record, capping a remarkable six-month turnaround for Beckham. Towards the end of the season, as Beckham was getting back into Capello's good books after successfully fighting his way back into the first team, Real Madrid announced they would try to untie his transfer to LA Galaxy, but were ultimately unsuccessful.

I'm coming there to be part of the team, to work hard and to hopefully win things. With me, it's about football. I'm coming there to make a difference. I'm coming there to play football I'm not saying me coming over to the States is going to make soccer the biggest sport in America.

That would be difficult to achieve. Baseball, basketball, American football, they've been around. But I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't think I could make a difference.

Beckham on going to America. Beckham's involvement with Major League Soccer MLS began while he was still a Real Madrid player when it was confirmed on 11 January that he would be leaving Madrid in six months to join MLS side LA Galaxy.

The speculation about his new contract in Madrid was thus put to an end and the following day Beckham's official press conference was held in conjunction with the MLS SuperDraft. The announcement made global headlines and elevated the league's profile. The high-profile acquisition paid immediate financial dividends for Galaxy long before Beckham joined the team.

The gate revenue peaked as well with 11, new season tickets holders and sold-out luxury suites each one of the 42 inside the team's home stadium, the Home Depot Center.

Involved on many business fronts worldwide, AEG was already leveraging its Beckham association in places such as Shanghai and Beijing , where the company had been working aggressively for years to receive clearance to build arenas and stadiums.

The company's CEO Tim Leiweke put it as follows: "Suddenly, we're known as the company that owns the team that David Beckham is going to play for, so our world changed". In the months following the announcement, the additional terms of Beckham's contract became public knowledge.

Another provision was the opt-out clause after the season, meaning that should he decide so, Beckham was free to leave the club after completing year three of his five-year contract. Beckham's contract with LA Galaxy took effect on 11 July, and on 13 July, he was officially unveiled as a Galaxy player at the Home Depot Center, to much fanfare and world media interest, in front of more than 5, gathered fans and some accredited media members.

It was announced that Galaxy jersey sales had already reached a record figure of over , prior to this formal introduction. In parallel, Beckham's handlers at 19 Entertainment succeeded in putting together an unprecedented US media rollout designed to expand his carefully crafted personal brand in America.

He made the cover of Sports Illustrated , a few weeks earlier Adidas launched the extensive part ad campaign "Fútbol meets Football" starring Beckham and NFL running back Reggie Bush , and W magazine published a racy photo spread featuring David and wife Victoria photographed by Steven Klein.

Meanwhile, ESPN sports network was running a promotional campaign and it also agreed to air the David Beckham: New Beginnings documentary produced by 19 Entertainment before the friendly match versus Chelsea , which was expected to be Beckham's American debut.

In addition to popularising soccer, Beckham's arrival was used as platform for entertainment industry endeavours. Since both Beckham's and his wife's often overlapping careers were handled by 19 Entertainment, which is owned by Simon Fuller , who in turn has a business relationship with the Creative Artists Agency CAA , one of Hollywood's most powerful talent agencies, it was important also for CAA that the Beckhams made as big an impact as possible upon their arrival in the United States.

On Saturday afternoon, 21 July, despite still nursing the injured left ankle that he picked up a month earlier during the final match of La Liga's season, Beckham made his Galaxy debut, coming on for Alan Gordon in the 78th minute of a 0—1 friendly loss to Chelsea as part of the World Series of Soccer.

However, the proceedings on the field of play took a back seat to the Beckham spectacle, and despite the presence of worldwide football stars such as Andriy Shevchenko , Didier Drogba , Michael Ballack and Frank Lampard , the US television cameras were firmly focused on Beckham, who spent most of the match on the bench.

The match's added time featured a scare for already injured Beckham when he got tackled by Steve Sidwell , whose cleats struck Beckham's right foot, sending him airborne before he crumpled hard to the ground.

Though the existing injury was not aggravated too much, Beckham's recovery process was set back by about a week.

ESPN's presentation of Beckham's debut earned a 1. The day after the made-for-TV debut was reserved for the welcoming party for the Beckhams at LA's Museum of Contemporary Art , formally billed as being hosted by Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith , though in actuality a CAA-organized event.

Attended by many Hollywood A-listers , the lavish event was well-covered in the US celebrity tabloid media, including daily entertainment TV magazines such as Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood. Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches — three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC - though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

It was in Toronto on 5 August that the team got its first taste of what life would be like on the road with Beckham on the roster. Due to security concerns, it was the first time the team flew on a charter for a road match, rather than flying commercial; MLS normally forbids charter flights for away matches, claiming they provide competitive advantage, but in this case they made an exception due to the frenzy created around Beckham and resulting security issues.

Also, instead of the usual MLS-mandated modest hotels, LA Galaxy stayed at the five-star Le Méridien King Edward in downtown Toronto an expense paid for by the local Toronto promoter , while the glitz and glamour continued with the velvet rope, red carpet party at the Ultra Supper Club with Beckham as the centerpiece guest.

Two weeks after his twelve-minute appearance against Chelsea, Beckham made his league debut as a substitute on 9 August away versus D.

United in front of the sellout crowd of 46, nearly three times the average D. United home crowd at the RFK Stadium , coming on for Quavas Kirk in the 71st minute. He hit a long free kick that Carlos Pavón failed to finish on for the equaliser, and then in the final minutes Beckham served a weighted through ball into Landon Donovan 's path that United's keeper Troy Perkins managed to break up in the last moment — the Galaxy lost 1—0.

The next match on the road trip was at New England Revolution and Beckham decided to sit it out, fearing further aggravating his ankle injury on the Gillette Stadium 's artificial surface. Beckham returned to the pitch the following week, again facing D. United, in the SuperLiga semi-final on 15 August.

During this game, he had many firsts with the Galaxy; his first start, first yellow card and first game as team captain. These goals gave the team a 2—0 victory, and a place in the North American SuperLiga final versus Pachuca on 29 August. During the SuperLiga final against Pachuca, Beckham injured his right knee, with an MRI scan revealing that he had sprained his medial collateral ligament and would be out for six weeks.

He returned to play in the final home match of the season. The Galaxy were eliminated from playoff contention on 21 October, in the final MLS match of the season, a 1—0 loss to the Chicago Fire.

Beckham played as a substitute in the match, bringing his season totals to eight matches played 5 league ; one goal scored 0 league ; and three assists 2 league. Beckham trained with Arsenal from 4 January for three weeks, until he returned to the Galaxy for pre-season training. In the match, Beckham scored an empty-net goal from 70 yards out.

The goal marked the second time in Beckham's career that he had scored from his own half, the other being a goal from the half-way line against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park. In , Beckham's success in the England national team under Fabio Capello led to speculation that he might return to Europe to retain match fitness for the World Cup qualifying matches in On 30 October , AC Milan announced that Beckham was to join them on loan from 7 January Beckham was unveiled at Milan's training facility by the club's chief executive Adriano Galliani on 20 December The player chose the number 32 shirt previously worn by Christian Vieri , as both the number 7 and 23 shirts were already used by Alexandre Pato and club vice captain Massimo Ambrosini , respectively.

The day after his unveiling, Beckham was brought to the San Siro , where he was introduced to the home fans by walking out on the pitch before the league match versus Udinese and proclaiming "Forza Milan" over the public address system.

His vision of play is better now than during his time in Manchester. He is slower but much stronger tactically and technically. He is very intelligent and works a lot. Playing on the squad led by the year-old superstar Kaká , in addition to several other world-class players at or near the peak of their careers — such as year-old Ronaldinho and year-old Andrea Pirlo — as well as club veterans Paolo Maldini , Clarence Seedorf , Massimo Ambrosini, Giuseppe Favalli , Gianluca Zambrotta , Filippo Inzaghi and Andriy Shevchenko, Beckham made his competitive debut for the rossoneri in Serie A as a starter away at Roma on 11 January , playing 89 minutes of the 2—2 draw in front of 53, at the Stadio Olimpico.

Though clearly lacking match fitness, occasionally struggling to keep up in a high-tempo match, Beckham put in enough useful crosses and corners to justify the coach Carlo Ancelotti 's decision to play him from the start. A noticeably older team, the Ancelotti-coached Milan was proving a good fit for the year-old Englishman.

He scored his first goal in Serie A for Milan in a 4—1 victory over Bologna on 25 January, his third appearance for the club. The rumours were confirmed on 4 February, when Beckham stated that he was seeking a permanent transfer to Milan, in a bid to sustain his England career through the World Cup.

Still, negotiations continued during a month of speculation. from mid-July until the end of the MLS season. After his return from Milan, many LA fans showed dislike and anger towards him as he missed the first half of the season, and several held up signs saying "Go home fraud", and "Part-time player".

He remained a key part of the squad which saw Galaxy win the Western Conference final after a 2—0 overtime victory over the Houston Dynamo. Beckham also scored in the shootout. In November , after the end of MLS season, it was confirmed that Beckham would return to Milan for a second loan period, beginning in January He played 76 minutes of the match at the San Siro — which ended 3—2 to Manchester United — before being substituted for Clarence Seedorf.

Beckham returned to Old Trafford for the second leg of the tie on 10 March ; he did not start the match, but was brought on for Ignazio Abate in the 64th minute to a positive reception from the Manchester United fans.

The score was 3—0 for United at that point and the tie was all but decided. The match was the first time Beckham had played against Manchester United at Old Trafford, and saw him create several scoring opportunities via crosses and corner kicks, but Manchester United dominated Milan and beat them 4—0, winning the tie 7—2.

As the fan protests against Glazer by the people gathered around Manchester United Supporters' Trust gained steam in , the green-and-gold scarf had come to be seen as an anti-Glazer symbol, and by extension many saw Beckham's decision to publicly put it on as gesture of support.

When asked about it later, however, Beckham responded that protests are not his business. In Milan's next game, against Chievo , Beckham suffered a torn left Achilles tendon , [] causing him to miss the World Cup as well as the MLS season due to the injury, which took him out of action for the next five months.

Doctor Sakari Orava performed surgery on Beckham's tendon in Turku , Finland, on 15 March The prognosis is he needs a rehabilitation for the next few months, and the plaster cast is the next six to eight weeks.

I would say that [it will be] maybe four months before he's running, but six months before he's jumping and kicking. On 11 September , after recovering from his Achilles tendon injury, Beckham returned to the game as a substitute in the 70th minute in the Galaxy's 3—1 win over Columbus Crew.

During January and February , ahead of the MLS season, Beckham trained with Tottenham Hotspur. Rumours in the media claimed that the club were in talks with the Galaxy to sign the player on loan, but, according to Spurs manager Harry Redknapp , the move was blocked by Galaxy, who wanted a full final season from their number With Beckham playing in the centre of midfield, the Galaxy won the MLS cup.

On 15 May, Beckham scored his first goal of the season for the Galaxy from a yard free kick, in a 4—1 victory over Sporting Kansas City.

After having his best season with the Galaxy to date, and finishing second in the league in assists, Beckham finished his fifth MLS season on a high.

On 20 November , he joined an elite group of players to have won league titles in three countries, when Los Angeles won their third MLS Cup against the Houston Dynamo, winning 1—0 on a goal by captain Landon Donovan, with assists from Beckham and fellow designated player Robbie Keane.

Following the season, in which the Galaxy won their second consecutive Supporters' Shield , having the second most points in MLS history, Beckham's five-year contract with the Galaxy expired on 31 December Despite being 36, he stated that he did not intend to retire.

Beckham was heavily linked with Paris Saint-Germain , but on 18 January , Galaxy announced Beckham had signed a new two-year contract to remain in Los Angeles. Beckham helped the Galaxy to a fourth-place finish in the Western Conference during the regular season, with Beckham scoring seven goals and adding nine assists.

The Galaxy defeated Vancouver Whitecaps FC , the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders FC on their way to the MLS Cup final , where they defeated the Houston Dynamo 3—1 to retain the cup.

On 31 January , ahead of the transfer deadline it was announced that Beckham would be undergoing a medical with Paris Saint-Germain , ahead of a potential move to the Ligue 1 side. This made him the th player in the history of the club.

On 16 May , Beckham announced that he would retire from professional football at the end of that year's French football season. These boots had the names of his wife and children stitched on to them.

On 18 May , Beckham was made captain in his final home game against Brest. Beckham was subbed off after 80 minutes, receiving hugs from his fellow players and manager, as well as a standing ovation from fans.

Beckham made his first appearance for England on 1 September , in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Moldova. Beckham played in all of England's qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup and was part of the man squad for the finals in France, [] but the team's manager Glenn Hoddle publicly accused him of not concentrating on the tournament, [] and he did not start in either of England's first two games.

He was picked for the third game against Colombia and scored with a bending yard free kick in a 2—0 victory, which was his first goal for England.

In the second round last 16 of that competition, he received a red card in England's match against Argentina. Many supporters and journalists blamed Beckham for England's elimination and he became the target of criticism and abuse, including the hanging of an effigy outside a London pub , and the Daily Mirror printing a dartboard with a picture of him centred on the bullseye.

He also received death threats after the World Cup. The abuse that Beckham was receiving from English supporters peaked during England's 3—2 defeat by Portugal in Euro , a match where Beckham set up two goals, when a group of England supporters taunted him throughout the match.

England trail by 2 goals to 1. Beckham could raise the roof here with a goal I don't believe it! David Beckham scores the goal to take England all the way to the World Cup Finals! Give that man a Knighthood! On 15 November , following Kevin Keegan 's resignation as England manager in October, Beckham was promoted to team captain by the caretaker manager Peter Taylor , and then kept the role under new manager Sven-Göran Eriksson.

Beckham played a major role in helping England qualify for the FIFA World Cup , starring in an impressive 5—1 victory over Germany in Munich. The final step in Beckham's conversion from villain to national hero happened in England's final qualifying game against Greece on 6 October When Teddy Sheringham was fouled eight yards outside the Greek penalty area, England were awarded a free-kick and Beckham ensured England's qualification with a curling strike of the kind that had become his trademark.

Beckham was partially fit by the time of the World Cup held in Japan and South Korea, and played in the first match against Sweden. After the events of four years earlier, Beckham achieved a degree of revenge over Argentina by scoring the winning goal with a penalty.

England were knocked out in the quarter-finals by eventual winners Brazil after Ronaldinho scored the winner. The following month, at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Beckham escorted Kirsty Howard as she presented the Jubilee Baton to the Queen.

Beckham played in all of England's matches at Euro He had a penalty saved in England's 2—1 defeat to France and missed another in a penalty shootout in the quarter-final match against Portugal. Beckham became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in January and was involved in promoting London's successful bid for the Olympic Games.

He captained England for the 50th time in a friendly international against Argentina the following month. In England's opening game at the World Cup , against Paraguay on 10 June , Beckham's free kick led to an own-goal by Carlos Gamarra as England won 1—0.

In England's next match, played against Trinidad and Tobago on 15 June , Beckham's cross in the 83rd minute led to a Peter Crouch goal, which put England into the lead 1—0.

Beckham gave another assist to Steven Gerrard. In the end they won 2—0. He was named Man of the Match by tournament sponsor Budweiser. During England's second round match against Ecuador , Beckham scored from a free kick in the 59th minute, becoming the first English player to score in three separate World Cups, [] and giving England a 1—0 victory and a place in the quarter-finals.

He was sick before the game and vomited several times as a result of dehydration and illness that he got after having scored the winning goal for England. A day after England were knocked out of the World Cup, an emotional Beckham made a statement in a news conference that he had stepped down as England captain, [] stating: "It has been an honour and privilege to captain my country but, having been captain for 58 of my 95 [] games, I feel the time is right to pass on the armband as we enter a new era under Steve McClaren.

He was succeeded by Chelsea captain John Terry. Having stepped down as captain after the World Cup, Beckham was dropped completely from the England national team selected by new coach Steve McClaren on 11 August McClaren said that he was "looking to go in a different direction" with the team, and that Beckham "wasn't included within that.

Shaun Wright-Phillips , Kieran Richardson and the World Cup alternative to Beckham, Aaron Lennon , were all included, although McClaren eventually opted to employ Steven Gerrard in that role.

On 26 May , McClaren announced that Beckham would be recalled to the England squad for the first time since stepping down as their captain. Beckham started against Brazil in England's first match at the new Wembley Stadium and put in a positive performance.

In the second half, he set up England's goal converted by captain John Terry. It looked as though England would claim victory over Brazil, but newcomer Diego equalised in the dying seconds. In England's next match, a Euro qualifier against Estonia , Beckham sent two trademark assists for Michael Owen and Peter Crouch , helping England to prevail 3—0.

Beckham had assisted in three of England's four total goals in those two games, [] and he stated his desire to continue to play for England after his move to Major League Soccer. On 22 August , Beckham played in a friendly for England against Germany , becoming the first to play for England while with a non-European club team.

Following the 2—3 loss, England failed to qualify for the Euro Finals. Despite this, Beckham said that he had no plans to retire from international football and wanted to continue playing for the national team.

On 20 March , Beckham was recalled to the England squad by Capello for the friendly against France in Paris on 26 March. Beckham became only the fifth Englishman to win caps.

Capello had hinted on 25 March that Beckham had a long-term future in his side, ahead of crucial qualifiers for the World Cup. On 11 May , Capello included an in-form Beckham in his man England squad to face the United States at Wembley on 28 May before the away fixture with Trinidad and Tobago on 1 June.

Beckham — who wore a pair of golden boots to mark the occasion — was honoured before the match by receiving an honorary gold cap representing his th cap from Bobby Charlton , and was given a standing ovation from the crowd.

He played well and assisted John Terry on the match-winning goal. When substituted at half-time for David Bentley , the pro-Beckham crowd booed the decision.

The match was the first time since the World Cup that Beckham had skippered England and marked a dramatic turnaround for Beckham. In two years, he had gone from being dropped completely from the England squad to being reinstated though temporarily as England captain.

During the World Cup Qualifier against Belarus , which England won 3—1 in Minsk , Beckham came off the bench in the 87th minute to earn his th cap making him England's third-most- capped player in history, overtaking Bobby Charlton in the process. On 11 February , Beckham drew level with Bobby Moore 's record of caps for an English outfield player, coming on as a substitute for Stewart Downing in a friendly match against Spain.

After a poor performance from England at the World Cup, Capello remained as manager but was under pressure to revamp the England squad for the imminent UEFA Euro qualification campaign.

He unveiled a new team at the next England match, a home friendly game against Hungary on 11 August , with Beckham still unavailable for selection but aiming for a return to playing in MLS by the following month.

David is a fantastic player but I think we need new players for the future", referring to the new players that play in Beckham's right midfield position, including Theo Walcott and Adam Johnson , adding: "This is the future of the team under Fabio Capello or another manager.

Beckham remained ten caps short of the record number of caps by goalkeeper Peter Shilton , for a player of any position. Throughout his career, Beckham was considered one of the best and most recognisable players of his generation, as well as one of the greatest free-kick exponents of all time.

Although Beckham primarily played on the right flank, he was also used as a central midfielder throughout his career occasionally with Manchester United, but in particular with Real Madrid and AC Milan , [] [] [] and on rare instances as a deep-lying playmaker , in particular in his later career, in order to compensate for his physical decline with his advancing age.

Beckham was a product of Sir Alex Ferguson 's hard-working approach at Manchester United. Ferguson said that Beckham "practised with a discipline to achieve an accuracy that other players wouldn't care about.

Beckham maintained his training routine at Real Madrid and even when his relationship with management was strained in early , Real Madrid president Ramón Calderón and manager Fabio Capello praised Beckham for maintaining his professionalism and commitment to the club.

His former England manager Steve McClaren stated: "I've been very fortunate to work with some great players and he [Beckham] was one of them.

He was a great player, he made the very most of his talents and that was through sheer hard work, professionalism, always doing extra on the training field.

He inspired his team-mates through his performances, he was a winner. He was a leader, people followed him. In May , asked about how he wanted to be remembered in his retirement, Beckham said, "I just want people to see me as a hardworking footballer, someone that's passionate about the game, someone that — every time I stepped on the pitch — I've given everything that I have, because that's how I feel.

That's how I look back on it and hope people will see me. Earlier in his career, Beckham's discipline during matches was brought into question on occasion in the media, due to his temper, as well as his tendency to commit rash challenges and pick up unnecessary bookings.

His only red card with Manchester United came on 6 January , in the FIFA Club World Championship against Necaxa. Despite his success, popularity, and playing ability, critical reception of Beckham was often divided among sporting figures and fans throughout his career, in part — as Subhankar Mondal of Goal notes — due to his ventures off the pitch, and the widespread coverage that his personal life received.

Upon his departure to LA Galaxy, El País reflected on the dichotomy of Beckham's playing career and his status off the pitch, describing him as "the great paradox of world football", also adding: "He is the greatest icon on the planet and the cause of such delirium in the media and on the streets, the greatest catwalk model there is.

And yet he has been an anti-diva. He was the most galactic of the galacticos off the pitch, but the greatest of earthlings when he walked on to the field.

He sparked debate and polarized opinion. But underneath the gloss he was, first and foremost, a very good footballer. In , Beckham founded the David Beckham Academy football school, operating from two sites, in London and Los Angeles. It was announced in late that both would close.

Club Internacional de Futbol Miami — more commonly known as, Inter Miami — is represented by a black crest with neon pink trimmings and herons whose legs clasp to form an "M" for Miami. The club made its MLS debut on 1 March with a 1—0 away loss to Los Angeles.

On 31 January, the club announced that the FA had approved him to become a director of the club. In , Beckham started dating Victoria Adams after she attended a Manchester United match.

Therefore, their relationship instantly attracted a great deal of media attention. The couple were dubbed " Posh and Becks " by the media. Their first child was born fourteen months later.

On 4 July , they married at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. Beckham's teammate Gary Neville was the best man, [] and the couple's four-month-old son, Brooklyn, was the ring bearer. Magazine , but newspapers were still able to obtain photographs showing them sitting on golden thrones.

David and Victoria Beckham have four children: sons Brooklyn Joseph born 4 March at Portland Hospital , London , [] Romeo James born 1 September at Portland Hospital, London , [] Cruz David born 20 February at Ruber International Hospital, Madrid , [] and daughter Harper Seven born 10 July at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Beckham's three sons have all played football in the Arsenal academy. In his early-Manchester United career, Beckham lived in a four-bedroom house in Worsley that he bought directly from the property developer as a year-old in Known by the nickname "Golden Balls", [] [] Beckham acquired the name from Victoria, who revealed it on national TV in while praising him for rebuilding his reputation after the World Cup.

Beckham has obsessive compulsive disorder OCD , which he says makes him "have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs. We've got three fridges — food in one, salad in another and drinks in the third.

In the drinks one, everything is symmetrical. If there's three cans, he'll throw one away because it has to be an even number. A staunch monarchist , Beckham queued for 13 hours in September to see Queen Elizabeth ll lying in state at Westminster Hall following her death, after refusing opportunities to skip ahead.

In April , the British tabloid News of the World carried claims by Beckham's former personal assistant Rebecca Loos that she and Beckham had engaged in an extramarital affair.

Beckham dismissed both claims as "ludicrous". In September , Beckham announced that he was making a court application against prostitute Irma Nici and several others over claims in the magazine In Touch that he had sex with her. On 9 May , at Bromley Magistrates Court, Beckham was banned from driving for six months.

He previously pleaded guilty to using a mobile phone while driving his Bentley in central London on 21 November The court heard he was photographed by a member of the public holding a phone as he drove in "slowly moving" traffic.

Beckham received six points on his licence, to add to the six he already had for previous speeding matters. He was also fined £, and ordered to pay £ in prosecution costs and a £75 surcharge fee within seven days.

As of [update] , Beckham has more than 65 tattoos covering a large part of his body, including tattoos on his hands, neck and head.

His wife's name, tattooed on his left forearm, is in the Devanagari script used for the Hindi and Sanskrit languages, among others because Beckham thought it would be "tacky" to have it in English.

However, this was misspelt as the equivalent of "Vhictoria". Beckham said: "When you see me, you see the tattoos. You see an expression of how I feel about Victoria and the boys. They're part of me. He has also added several tattoos that pay tribute to his daughter, Harper, as well as several tattoos with religious significance.

Beckham's relationship and marriage to Victoria, who has been famous in her own right as part of the Spice Girls , contributed to his celebrity beyond football. Beckham became known as a fashion icon, and together with Victoria, the couple became lucrative spokespeople sought after by clothing designers, health and fitness specialists, fashion magazines, and perfume and cosmetics manufacturers.

Early endorsements included the British hair styling brand Brylcreem for £4 million in , which saw him appear in UK commercials. While heterosexual, Beckham actively courted a gay fanbase and openly supported gay media , preferring to give interviews to publications that supported the LGBTQ community.

He came to be called a " gay icon " — a term he embraces — for his popularity and support among the gay community. US covers have included the men's magazine Details , and with Victoria for the August issue of W. Upon their arrival in Los Angeles on 12 July , the night before Beckham's formal introduction, Los Angeles International Airport was filled with paparazzi and news reporters.

Victoria also talked about her NBC TV show Victoria Beckham: Coming to America. A-list celebrities attending included Steven Spielberg , Jim Carrey , George Clooney , Tom Cruise , Katie Holmes , Will Smith , Jada Pinkett Smith , and Oprah Winfrey.

Beckham's many endorsement deals make him one of the most recognisable athletes throughout the world. Beckham has several eponymous video games, including Go! Adventure on Soccer Island , a platform game for the Game Boy Advance , and David Beckham Soccer , a football game for a number of platforms , [] [] and he was brand ambassador for exercise video game EA Sports Active 2.

During his playing career which ended in May , Beckham generated an estimated £1 billion in shirt and boot sales. Beckham played a critical part in bringing the Olympics to London in , travelling with the British delegation to Singapore in for the host city selection.

Beckham rode a London double-decker bus into the stadium and Page and Lewis performed " Whole Lotta Love ". Beckham visited Afghanistan in May for a morale-boosting visit to British troops fighting the Taliban insurgency.

Chinese authorities appointed Beckham as global ambassador for Chinese football in March After numerous officials had been banned for match-fixing, and the Chinese Super League had failed to retain the services of well-known international names, Beckham's role was to help improve the image of the game and raise its profile both in China and abroad.

From 14 July , Beckham started appearing in adverts for BSkyB , advertising their Sky Sports coverage via the Sky Go app. In March Beckham had the third highest social media rank in the world among sportspeople, behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi , with over 52 million Facebook fans.

During the EU referendum , Beckham voiced his opposition to Brexit the United Kingdom leaving the European Union stating: "For our children and their children we should be facing the problems of the world together and not alone.

For these reasons, I am voting to remain. Beckham's former club LA Galaxy unveiled a statue of him outside of their stadium in March , the first of its kind in the MLS. In February , Beckham mentioned that he enjoys spending hours assembling Lego pieces.

Beckham has supported UNICEF since his days at Manchester United and in January , the English national team captain became a Goodwill Ambassador with a special focus on UNICEF's Sports for Development program. He is a former patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. On 17 January , Rebecca Johnstone, a year-old cancer patient from Hamilton, Ontario , Canada, received a surprise phone call from Beckham.

After the conversation, he sent her a Real Madrid jersey with his signature on it. Rebecca died on 29 January Beckham is a founding member of the Malaria No More UK Leadership Council and helped launch the charity in with Andy Murray at Wembley Stadium.

Beckham also appeared in a public service announcement for Malaria No More U. The TV spot aired in the United States on Fox Networks , including Fox Soccer Channel. Since joining Major League Soccer , Beckham has been a very public advocate in the United States for related charities such as "MLS W.

This was in advance of his first New York City area match the following day against the New York Red Bulls. That team's Jozy Altidore and Juan Pablo Ángel were also with Beckham, teaching skills to disadvantaged youth to benefit FC Harlem Lions.

The country of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry Potter. David Beckham's right foot. David Beckham's left foot, come to that. Beckham never personally appeared in the film Bend It Like Beckham , except in archive footage.

He and his wife wanted to make cameo appearances, but scheduling proved difficult, so the director used lookalike Andy Harmer instead.

Beckham makes a cameo appearance with Zinedine Zidane and Raúl , in the film Goal! Harmer also doubled for him in the party scene. Through the use of stock footage from the FIFA World Cup, Beckham appeared in Goal III: Taking on the World , which was released straight to DVD on 15 June In , British business magazine Marketing Week wrote of his "somewhat limited acting skills".

based on the MGM television series of the same name , [] and as Trigger in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Beckham has played along to jokes about his voice. In a promo for Deadpool 2 , Beckham is seen watching the first instalment of the film franchise in which Ryan Reynolds ' character compares Beckham's voice to inhaling helium.

Beckham answers his door to the antihero who presents him with milk and cookies, before Deadpool knocks again and has a bunch of helium-filled red balloons. Artist Sam Taylor-Johnson recorded Beckham sleeping in a hotel room in Madrid in January following a morning's training session with Real Madrid.

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Victoria espectacular en la Major League from Leqgue original on 3 May ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved Imágenes Ganadoras Destacadas November Lesgue from the original on 9 June Ronaldo — Messi — Milito — Not awarded — C. United, in the SuperLiga semi-final on 15 August. Archived from the original on 22 January Fadil LUX A2. Beckham was a Manchester United mascot for a match against West Ham United in The first leg was played on 10 May , where Beckham started in Manchester United's 2—0 home loss but was replaced by substitute Robbie Savage. Retrieved 8 November Archived from the original on 23 August El veterano Ichiro Suzuki realiza una gran atrapada para sellar la victoria de los Marlins sobre los Rays. Major League Baseball · News · Rule ChangesProbable Espectacular remontada en la victoria 50 de Toros de Tijuana La marca global de los tijuanenses es , la mejor de toda la Liga Mexicana de Beisbol el Oeste) finalizó la temporada regular de la Major League Soccer con una victoria por sobre los Colorado Rapids, gracias a un gol In July , Beckham signed a five-year contract with Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy. While a Galaxy player, he spent two loan spells in Italy with AC El primera base del First Team es TJ Rumfield quien curiosamente no figura entre los mejores 30 prospectos de New York Yankees. El joven de 23 el Oeste) finalizó la temporada regular de la Major League Soccer con una victoria por sobre los Colorado Rapids, gracias a un gol El veterano Ichiro Suzuki realiza una gran atrapada para sellar la victoria de los Marlins sobre los Rays. Major League Baseball · News · Rule ChangesProbable Espectacular remontada en la victoria 50 de Toros de Tijuana La marca global de los tijuanenses es , la mejor de toda la Liga Mexicana de Beisbol el Oeste) finalizó la temporada regular de la Major League Soccer con una victoria por sobre los Colorado Rapids, gracias a un gol Victoria espectacular en la Major League
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hora de Majkry el último partido de la temporada regular contra Kansas City el sábado 7 de octubre. Paris Saint-Germain. Archived from the original on 2 February Charlton J. Retrieved 5 September Archived from the original on 28 September Fecha FIFA: ¿En qué se quedaron las principales ligas europeas? Retrieved 18 December He sparked debate and polarized opinion. A day after England were knocked out of the World Cup, an emotional Beckham made a statement in a news conference that he had stepped down as England captain, [] stating: "It has been an honour and privilege to captain my country but, having been captain for 58 of my 95 [] games, I feel the time is right to pass on the armband as we enter a new era under Steve McClaren. El veterano Ichiro Suzuki realiza una gran atrapada para sellar la victoria de los Marlins sobre los Rays. Major League Baseball · News · Rule ChangesProbable Espectacular remontada en la victoria 50 de Toros de Tijuana La marca global de los tijuanenses es , la mejor de toda la Liga Mexicana de Beisbol el Oeste) finalizó la temporada regular de la Major League Soccer con una victoria por sobre los Colorado Rapids, gracias a un gol El primera base del First Team es TJ Rumfield quien curiosamente no figura entre los mejores 30 prospectos de New York Yankees. El joven de 23 la Major League es el mejor en el Oeste, y una victoria en El Real Salt Lake ha terminado las dos últimas temporadas de manera espectacular el Oeste) finalizó la temporada regular de la Major League Soccer con una victoria por sobre los Colorado Rapids, gracias a un gol Victoria espectacular en la Major League
Expectacular 9 May fn Beckham's involvement with Mjor League Soccer MLS began while Victoria espectacular en la Major League was still a Jugadas VIP Exclusivas Madrid player Victoria espectacular en la Major League it was confirmed on 11 January that he would Victoris leaving Madrid Victoira six months to join MLS side LA Galaxy. Retrieved 3 September United won their final 11 league games of the season, with Beckham scoring five goals during this run, with his last goal coming from a swerving shot from the edge of the penalty area in their final home game against Tottenham Hotspur. van de Kerkhof Klinsmann Kluivert Kopa B. La Liga MX despertó y se metió en la pelea. Retrieved 21 January He sparked debate and polarized opinion. On 11 September , after recovering from his Achilles tendon injury, Beckham returned to the game as a substitute in the 70th minute in the Galaxy's 3—1 win over Columbus Crew. Fuentes: Tszyu defenderá título ante Fundora tras lesión de Thurman. Archived from the original on 23 December Tools Tools. El veterano Ichiro Suzuki realiza una gran atrapada para sellar la victoria de los Marlins sobre los Rays. Major League Baseball · News · Rule ChangesProbable Espectacular remontada en la victoria 50 de Toros de Tijuana La marca global de los tijuanenses es , la mejor de toda la Liga Mexicana de Beisbol el Oeste) finalizó la temporada regular de la Major League Soccer con una victoria por sobre los Colorado Rapids, gracias a un gol Espectacular remontada en la victoria 50 de Toros de Tijuana La marca global de los tijuanenses es , la mejor de toda la Liga Mexicana de Beisbol El primera base del First Team es TJ Rumfield quien curiosamente no figura entre los mejores 30 prospectos de New York Yankees. El joven de 23 el Oeste) finalizó la temporada regular de la Major League Soccer con una victoria por sobre los Colorado Rapids, gracias a un gol Victoria espectacular en la Major League
Retrieved 5 December A big round to espctacular MLS win Bonos de apuestas cambiantes Touch Challenge pres. Espectaculsr 7 DecemberVictoris made Maior UEFA Champions League debut, scoring a goal Victoria espectacular en la Major League a 4—0 victory at home to Galatasaray in the final game of the group stage. Beckham became only the fifth Englishman to win caps. During this game, he had many firsts with the Galaxy; his first start, first yellow card and first game as team captain. Retrieved 25 May Archived from the original on 26 September David and Victoria Beckham have four children: sons Brooklyn Joseph born 4 March at Portland Hospital , London , [] Romeo James born 1 September at Portland Hospital, London , [] Cruz David born 20 February at Ruber International Hospital, Madrid , [] and daughter Harper Seven born 10 July at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Retrieved 16 May Cole 4 Gerrard 5 Ferdinand 6 Terry 7 Beckham c 8 Lampard 9 Rooney 10 Owen 11 J. Con esta victoria, Real Salt Lake entra en los Playoffs de la MLS Audi de este año en el quinto lugar de la Conferencia Oeste, programado para enfrentar al Houston Dynamo en la serie de Primera Ronda al Mejor de Tres para dar inicio a la postemporada, marcando la tercera aparición consecutiva de RSL en los playoffs y la quinta en las últimas seis temporadas. Of the first nine matches Beckham started, Real lost seven. El veterano Ichiro Suzuki realiza una gran atrapada para sellar la victoria de los Marlins sobre los Rays. Major League Baseball · News · Rule ChangesProbable Espectacular remontada en la victoria 50 de Toros de Tijuana La marca global de los tijuanenses es , la mejor de toda la Liga Mexicana de Beisbol el Oeste) finalizó la temporada regular de la Major League Soccer con una victoria por sobre los Colorado Rapids, gracias a un gol el Oeste) finalizó la temporada regular de la Major League Soccer con una victoria por sobre los Colorado Rapids, gracias a un gol In July , Beckham signed a five-year contract with Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy. While a Galaxy player, he spent two loan spells in Italy with AC Los participantes por parte de la Liga MX fueron: Camilo Vargas, Carlos Acevedo, Luis Reyes, Luis Chávez, Uriel Antuna, Álvaro Fidalgo, Avilés Victoria espectacular en la Major League
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