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David Beckham Biography

David Beckham

Football great David Beckham played for Manchester United, England, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy. He is married to Victoria Beckham, aka Posh from the Spice Girls.

Who is David Beckham?

Football star David Beckham was born on May 2, 1975, in London, England. A phenomenon almost from the moment he could kick a soccer ball for the first time, Beckham began playing for Manchester United, England.’s legendary soccer team, aged 18, debuted at 20. In 2007, he signed a five-year, $250 million contract with the LA Galaxy. In May 2013, he announced his intention to retire.

David Beckham

Wife and family

Beckham has been married to Victoria Adams (of Spice Girls fame) since 1999. The couple have four children: three sons (Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz) and one daughter (Harper).

World star for Manchester United

Beckham wasted little time creating a sensation in the English football landscape. The talented goalscorer was named the Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of the Year in 1997. A year later, he was one of the main faces of England’s World Cup squad.

Marriage to Victoria Beckham

His bravery and good looks also offered plenty of off-field potential. In 1998, Beckham, who’D already signed a deal with Adidas and got $13 million in benefits. Beckham’s brand only increased in value when he met Victoria Adams, also known as “Posh Spice” of the Spice Girls, in 1997. The two quickly fell in love with each other and on March 4 1999, they had their first child, a son. they called Brooklyn Joseph. Two months later, Beckham and Victoria tied the knot in a lavish $800,000 wedding at a castle outside Dublin, Ireland.

On the court, Beckham didn’t miss a beat. In 1999, he led Manchester United to the Premier League title, FA Cup championship and Champions League title. Thanks to a last-minute free kick against Greece in 2001, England qualified for the 2002 World Cup. That same year, Beckham signed a three-year, $22 million contract to stay with Manchester United .

David Beckham biography

But Beckham’s time with United turned out to be shorter than expected. In 2003, he was bought by Real Madrid in a deal that highlighted Beckham’s growing rift with Manchester’s manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.

Spanish football fans were excited to see their rival compete with their team. Americans, meanwhile, had just become aware of him with the release of the film, Play It Like Beckham (2002), a delightful film that tells the story of a young girl who bumps into her family’s traditional way, and falls in love of English football.

Settle down in the LA galaxy

America’s fascination with Beckham and his decade of dominance reached its peak in 2007, when American Soccer crossed the Atlantic to sign a five-year contract, worth $250 million, with the LA Galaxy. The move was as much about giving Victoria Beckham’s career a boost (she was instrumental in the decision to move to the United States) as it was about giving America’s Major League Soccer a shot in the arm . Within 48 hours of signing, the Galaxy sold more than 5,000 subscriptions.

Beckham’s career, however, has been difficult since his arrival in the United States. He suffered an Achilles tendon injury during his first season in LA and subsequently missed the opportunity to play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

In July 2011, he and his wife, Victoria Beckham, who already had three boys together (Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz), welcomed a daughter, Harper Seven, into their family.

In 2012, Beckham continued his success by embarking on a new business venture, launching a line of underwear for the H&M company. As part of Beckham’s marketing campaign with H&M, six statues of the underwear-wearing soccer star have been installed in New York; others were installed in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Retirement

May 16, 2013 – just days after winning a title with French club Paris Saint-Germain— Beckham, 38, announced he would retire at the end of the 2013 season, ending his 21-year football career.

Inter Miami

“I wouldn’t have accomplished what I did today without my family. I’m grateful for my parents’ sacrifice, which allowed me to achieve my dreams,” Beckham said . I owe everything to Victoria and the children, who gave me the inspiration and support to play at the highest level for such a long time… If you had said so As a young boy, I would have played and winning trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captaining and playing for my country over 100 times and lining out for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I’m lucky to have made these dreams come true. “

By 2013, Beckham had gained the status of England’s richest sportsman, earning over $46 million a year. The following year, Beckham announced plans — with other investors & # x2014; expands Major League Soccer franchise with new team in Miami. 

Philanthropy

Beckham has been involved in many charities over the years, including serving as the UK’s ambassador for UNICEF in child development and sport.

First years

Born on May 2, 1975, in Leytonstone, London, England, to parents Ted Beckham, a household appliance repairman, and his wife Sandra, a hairdresser, David Beckham was the family’s only son. A middle child between two sisters, Beckham grew up with parents and siblings who were fans of Manchester United, England’s legendary soccer franchise.

At a young age, Beckham showed his own promise as a footballer by winning the coveted Bobby Charlton National Schools Football Competition at age 11. His talent quickly caught the attention of Manchester United team officials, who asked him to qualify for the club’s Youth League. By the age of 16, Beckham had left home and was playing for United’s training division. Two years later he joined the club and by 1995 he was a full-time starter.

David Beckham Networth

Soccer stars David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo have remarkably similar net worths. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ronaldo is richer with a net worth of $600 million to Beckham’s $450 million.

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