David Beckham
Handsome Legend of British Football

David Beckham is a British football player, and is one of the world's wealthiest athletes of the with a net worth of over $300 million. He has played for famous footballl clubs such as Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Highest Paid Footballer of the World

David Beckham has been ranked as the highest paid footballer in the world numerously in his career. Until his retirement, David stood as the highest paid footballer in the world with a whopping earning of US$46.5 million per year from endorsements and the club Paris Saint Germain. By 2013, Beckham was credited as the wealthiest sportsman of England with an earning of more than $46 million a year.

Football Career

Beckham started his professional carrer with Manchester United in 1992 at the age of 17. The 9 seasons that he played for United, Beckham won six Premier League titles, two FA Cup titles, and one UEFA Champions League title. He then moved on to play 4 seasons with the Spanish club Real Madrid where he won the league title in his final season for the club. Later on in July 2007 Beckham signed a five year contract deal with MLS club Los Angeles Galaxy. While at LA Galaxy, he spent two loan years in Italy with the club AC Milan in 2009 and 2010. On his return to the club he helped L.A Galaxy win the MLS cup in 2011 and then again in 2012. In January 2013 David Beckham was signed by the French club Paris Saint-Germain where he played a season, helping them win their first league title, before announcing his retirement from football on May 16, 2013.

David Beckham is one of the most glamourous and photographed footballer in the world. His stardom extends beyong the football field as he is considered a pop culture celebrity. Beckham's killer looks alongwith his impeccable taste in fashion has always kept heads turning and set a trend for the youngsters to copy.

Achievements

6 Premier League titles, 1 Champions League, 2 FA Cups, 4 Community Shields, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 Supercopa de Espana, 1 La Liga title, 2 MLS Cups, 1 Ligue 1 title.

Career Outside Football

David Beckham is one of the most recognizable sport celebrities on the earth, enjoying spotlight both on the field and off it as well. He is best known as a fashion icon, along with his wife Victoria. He is the most sought after celebrity by the top leading clothing designers, perfume manufacturers, fashion magazines, hair stylists and sports companies. 

International Career

David Beckham has earned 115 England caps, the most for an outfield player, and has scored 17 goals for his country. His first appearance for the England national football team was in 1996, against Moldova. Although criticised at many places for his performance and attitude, Beckham never gave up and played a key role helping England qualify for the 2002 world cup. He also holds the honour of captaining the England squad for 58 out of the 95 games he played. 

David Beckham celebrates his goal against Azerbaijan 2005

Personal Life

Beckham is married to Victoria Adams, a former member of the pop music group "Spice Girls". . The couple married on July 4, 1999 and have 4 children, daughter Harper Seven (born 2011), son Cruz David (born 2005), son Romeo James (born 2002) and son Brooklyn Joseph (born 1999).

Home

After selling their famous Hertfordshire mansion 'Beckingham Palace' for  £12m, the Beckham's have recently bought a £40m mansion in London. The mansion spreads over an area of 9,000 square feet with eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms. An upper budget of £5 million is to be spent on its redecoration.

The Beckham Family on a holiday in Paris

Charity

Beckham has been a devoted member of UNICEF since his time at Manchester United. In January 2005 he was made the goodwill ambassador of UNICEF. He is also a founding member of Malaria No More UK Leadership council, and not only that, he has helped launch the charity in 2009 along with Andy Murray.

Beckham's endorsement deals with some of the biggest brands in the world made him one of the most recognisable athletes on the planet. These brands include Pepsi, Armani, EA Sports, Adidas, H&M Gillette, and Vodafone.

Interesting Facts about David Beckham

  • David Beckham was listed as the 15th most influential personality of the world by the Forbes magazine in 2007.
  • He is considered as the most popular footballer of the world.
  • He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
  • He scored a well memorable goal on 17 August 1996 when he scored from the half line against Wimbeldon.
  • The movie "Bend It Like Beckham" was made in honour of Beckham's ball turning skills.
  • His wife, Victoria nicknamed her husband "Golden Balls", because of his 'gold-studded' career.
  • Beckham is a tattoo fanatic, with over 20 tattoos on his body and still counting.
  • He is the only English player to have scored in 3 worldcups, all against South American teams, Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia.
  • According to David Beckham, if he was not successful in fooball, he would have been an artist. Beckham enjoys drawing cartoons and loves art.
  • David Beckham suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). For him, everything must be completely organised, and if possible, in pairs. 
  • He was Google's most searched sports topic in 2003 as well as 2004.
  • Beckham has won at least one league title with every team he has played with.

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