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David Beckham        

One of Britain's Most Iconic Athletes & Most Decorated Soccer Players of All Time

David Beckham is an English former footballer. He has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, Los Angeles Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player. He was the first English player to win league titles in four countries (which were England, Spain, the United States and France). He announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2012–13 Ligue 1 season.

Beckham's 20-year professional career began with Manchester United, where he made his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17. With United, Beckham won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999. He then played four seasons with Real Madrid, winning the La Liga championship in his final season with the club. In July 2007 Beckham signed a five-year contract with Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy. While a Galaxy player, he spent two loan spells in Italy with AC Milan in 2009 and 2010. Beckham was the first British footballer to play 100 Champions League matches.

In international football, Beckham made his England debut on in September 1996, at the age of 21. He was captain for six years, during which he played 58 times. He made 115 career appearances in total, appearing at three FIFA World Cup editions (1998, 2002 and 2006) and two UEFA European Championship tournaments (2000 and 2004).

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

In February 2014, Major League Soccer announced Beckham and a group of investors would own an expansion team in Miami, which would begin play in 2016 or 2017.

He has been married to Victoria Beckham since 1999, and they have four children.

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David Beckham Helps Launch Sky Academy

The former England captain leads a team of stars, including Jessica Ennis-Hill and Ashley Banjo, to help inspire young people.

David Beckham Visits Cambodia With UNICEF

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham has travelled to Cambodia to see how UNICEF and its partners are helping children who have endured physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and protecting vulnerable children from danger.

David Beckham Visits Music Therapy Charity

David Beckham OBE visited the UK’s leading music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins, recently, ahead of the HMV Football Extravaganza (FE) where he will be honoured with the Legend of Football Award and his remarkable football career will be celebrated.

David Beckham Calls On World Leaders To #ENDviolence Against Children

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham is championing a letter signed by 18 child survivors of violence that calls on world leaders to end the widespread abuse that affects millions of children around the world.

David Beckham Visits Kids In Nepal Six Months After Earthquake

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham has met children at a temporary learning centre established with support from UNICEF in Kathmandu after the earthquake hit.

David Beckham Meets Child Refugees In Djibouti

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham has spent time at a refugee camp in Djibouti, meeting children and families, including those displaced by conflict and violence in neighboring countries.

David Beckham and Jennifer Lopez’s Brand Enacts Policy Against Ostrich Skins

David Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Rachel Zoe have all enacted policies against the use of ostrich skin in their collections...

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