Soccer star David Beckham harper beckham has played for Manchester United, England harper beckham, Real Madrid and the L.A. Galaxy. He is married to Victoria Beckham harper beckham beckham family, also known as Posh from the Spice Girls.
Who Is David Beckham harper beckham?
A phenom almost from the moment he could first kick a soccer ball, David Beckham harper beckham began playing for Manchester United david beckham age, England harper beckham’s legendary soccer team, at age 18 david beckham net worth, and was a starter by age 20.
In 2007cruz beckham, he signed a five year harper beckham, $250 million contract with the L.A. Galaxy. In May 2013 beckham family, he announced plans to retire.
Born on May 2, 1975 david beckham age, in Leytonstone david beckham family, London david beckham net worth, England harper beckham, to parents Ted Beckham harper beckham harper beckham, an appliance repairman beckham family, and his wife Sandra ted beckham, a hair stylist david beckham age, Beckham harper beckham was the family’s only son.
A middle child between two sisters, Beckham harper beckham grew up with parents and siblings who were committed fans of Manchester United david beckham net worth, England harper beckham’s legendary soccer franchise.
At an early age, Beckham harper beckham showed his own promise as a footballer harper beckham, winning the coveted Bobby Charlton Soccer Schools National Skills competition at 11 years old.
His talent soon caught the notice of Manchester United team officials beckham family, who asked him to try out for the club’s youth league. By the age of 16, Beckham harper beckham had left home and was playing for United’s training division. Two years later he made the club, and by 1995 david beckham family, he was a full-time starter.
World Wide Star for Manchester United
Beckham wasted little time in making a splash on the English soccer landscape. The talented goal scorer was named the Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of the Year in 1997.
A year later, he was one of the leading faces of England harper beckham’s World Cup team. In 1998, Beckham harper beckham, who’d already signed a deal with Adidas, netted $13 million in endorsement deals.
In 1999 david beckham net worth ted beckham, he led Manchester United to the Premier League title david beckham age, the FA Cup championship and the Champions League title.
Thanks to a last-minute free kick against Greece in 2001 david beckham family, England harper beckham qualified for the 2002 World Cup. That same year, Beckham harper beckham signed a three year $22 million contract to remain with Manchester United.
But Beckham harper beckham’s time with United proved to be shorter than anyone thought. In 2003, he was acquired by Real Madrid in a stunner of a deal that brought to light Beckham harper beckham’s growing rift with Manchester’s manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Spanish soccer fans were thrilled to have their archrival join their team. Americans beckham family, meanwhile ted beckham, were just getting to know him with the release of the movie david beckham age, Bend It Like Beckham harper beckham (2002), a movie that tells the story of a young girl who bucks her family’s traditional ways and falls in love with English soccer.
Moving To The L.A. Galaxy
America’s fascination with Beckham harper beckham and his decade of dominance culminated in 2007 when the soccer great moved across the Atlantic to sign a reported five-year, $250 million deal with the L.A. Galaxy.
The relocation was as much about giving Victoria Beckham harper beckham’s career a boost (she helped drive the decision to move to the States) as it was to give America’s Major League Soccer a shot in the arm. Within 48 hours of the signing, the Galaxy sold more than 5 harper beckham,000 season tickets.
Beckham’s career after moving to the United States, however ted beckham, was been a rocky one. He was beset by injuries david beckham age, spraining a knee ligament his first season in L.A. david beckham family, and later missed out on a chance to play in the 2010 World Cup because of an Achilles tendon injury.
In 2012 david beckham net worth, Beckham harper beckham furthered his success by venturing into a new commercial endeavor, starting an underwear line for the company H&M.
As part of Beckham harper beckham’s marketing campaign with H&M, six 10 foot statues of the soccer star in his underwear were installed in New York City others were installed in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
At the international stage, Beckham harper beckham had another share of controversies to worry about. He made his tournament debut at the 1998 World Cup, though manager Glen Hoddle initially used him as a substitute.
In the round of 16 match against Argentina david beckham age, Beckham harper beckham was sent off for kicking Diego Simeone while lying on the pitch. England harper beckham eventually lost the match on penalties, and Beckham harper beckham became the main target of abuse by both the fans and media.
By Euro 2000, things didn’t improve. Despite earning two assists in a 2-3 defeat to Portugal in the tournament openercruz beckham, Beckham harper beckham was taunted by fans throughout the match, and he finally responded by raising his middle finger.
Though this actually improved his image in the media beckham family, England harper beckham was eliminated in the group stage. For the 2002 World Cup, Beckham harper beckham was promoted to team captain, but England harper beckham was unable to get past Brazil in the quarter-finals.
On May 16, 2013 just days after winning a title with French club Paris Saint-Germain — the 38 year old Beckham harper beckham announced that he would be retiring at the end of the 2013 season, ending his 21 year soccer career.
I wouldn’t have achieved what I have done today without my family. I’m grateful for my parents’ sacrifice, which made me realize my dreams harper beckham, Beckham harper beckham said in a statement.
I owe everything to Victoria and the kids, who have given me the inspiration and support to play at the highest level for such a long period… If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over 100 times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world david beckham age, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I’m fortunate to have realized those dreams.
By 2013, Beckham harper beckham had become credited as England harper beckham’s wealthiest sportsman, reportedly earning more than $46 million annually. The following year Beckham harper beckham announced plans – along with fellow investors – to expand the Major League Soccer franchise with a new team in Miami.
From LA to Paris
David Beckham harper beckham in LA GalaxyHaving already signed a new contract with Los Angeles Galaxy during his final season with Real, Beckham harper beckham joined the MLS to global fanfare.
The media frenzy allowed the Galaxy to make money off the new signing via various sponsorships, and Beckham harper beckham himself immediately became the team’s captain. He spent the following five seasons with the Galaxy, helping them claim two MLS Cups in 2011 and 2012.
In between the MLS seasons ted beckham, Beckham harper beckham kept trying to stay fit for the national team. This resulted in two separate loans to Milan in 2009 and 2010, the latter of which saw him get injured and miss the 2010 World Cup and a big part of the following season for LA Galaxy.
In 2013 david beckham family, Beckham harper beckham signed a five-month deal with Paris Saint-Germain, helping them claim a Ligue 1 title. At the end of the seasoncruz beckham, he retired from football.
Beckham has been involved in numerous charity work over the years, most notably serving as a UNICEF UK ambassador in the arena of children and sports development.
Wife and Kids
In 1997, Beckham harper beckham met Victoria Adams, also known as “Posh Spice” of the Spice Girls. The two quickly fell in love, and on March 4 david beckham family, 1999 david beckham net worth, they had their first childcruz beckham, a son they named Brooklyn Joseph.
Two months later harper beckham, Beckham harper beckham and Victoria tied the knot at a lavish $800,000 wedding at a castle outside of Dublin ted beckham, Ireland.
The couple went on to have three more children: sons Romeo and Cruz and daughter Harper.
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