David Beckham

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David Beckham
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David Beckham
Personal information
Full name David Robert Joseph Beckham
Date of birth 2 May 1975 (1975-05-02) (age 39)
Place of birth Leytstone, London, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Los Angeles Galaxy
Youth career
1991-1993 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993-2003
1995
2003-2007
2007-
2009
2010-
Manchester United
Preston North End (loan)
Real Madrid
Los Angeles Galaxy
AC Milan (loan)
AC Milan (loan)
Paris Saint-Germain
National team
1996-2009 England
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Beckham (born 2 May 1975)[1] is an English retired football player. The teams he played for were Manchester United, Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy, Preston North End, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team.

History[change | change source]

He grew up in the Manchester football youth system along with Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville,Gary Neville and Paul Scholes. Since his move from Manchester United to Real Madrid, Spain in 2003, he has been the highest paid footballer in the world. In June 2003, Queen Elizabeth II gave Beckham an OBE. In January 2005, Beckham became a UNICEF ambassador. He retired from playing football at the end of the 2012/13 season. His most recent club was Paris Saint-Germain.

Teams[change | change source]

England[change | change source]

He played for England for 13 years. He was dropped from the England team after giving up his England captaincy. But regained his place in the England squad when Fabio Capello became the England manager.

Manchester United[change | change source]

From 1993 through 2003, he played for Manchester United in England.

Real Madrid[change | change source]

After leaving Manchester United, he signed a four-year contract with Real Madrid which ended in June, 2007.

PSG[change | change source]

He played for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 until the end of the 2012/13 season.

Personal life[change | change source]

Beckham's wife is singer Victoria Beckham. Some people call her Posh Spice because she was a member of the Spice Girls. The couple have three sons: Brooklyn Joseph Beckham (born 4 March 1999 in London), Romeo James Beckham (born 1 September 2002 in London), and Cruz David Beckham (born 20 February 2005 in Madrid, Spain), and a daughter Harper Beckham (born 2 July 2011)

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup Football League Cup Europe Total
1992/93 Manchester United Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
1993/94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994/95 Preston North End Third Division 5 2 0 0 0 0 - 5 2
1994/95 Manchester United Premier League 4 0 2 0 3 0 1 1 10 1
1995/96 33 7 3 1 2 0 2 0 40 8
1996/97 35 8 2 1 0 0 10 2 48 11
1997/98 37 9 4 2 0 0 8 0 49 11
1998/99 34 6 7 1 1 0 12 2 54 9
1999/00 31 6 - 0 0 12 2 43 8
2000/01 31 9 2 0 0 0 12 0 45 9
2001/02 28 11 1 0 0 0 13 5 42 16
2002/03 31 6 3 1 5 1 13 3 52 11
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
2003/04 Real Madrid La Liga 32 3 4 2 - 7 1 43 6
2004/05 30 4 0 0 - 8 0 38 4
2005/06 31 3 3 1 - 7 1 41 5
2006/07 23 3 2 1 - 6 0 31 4
United States League Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup MLS Cup Playoffs North America Total
2007 Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer 5 0 0 0 - - 5 0
2008 25 5 0 0 - - 25 5
Italy League Coppa Italia Supercoppa Italiana Europe Total
2008/09 AC Milan Serie A 18 2 0 0 - 2 0 20 2
United States League Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup MLS Cup Playoffs North America Total
2009 Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer 11 2 0 0 - - 11 2
Italy League Coppa Italia Supercoppa Italiana Europe Total
2009/10 AC Milan Serie A
Country England 270 64 24 6 12 1 83 15 389 86
Spain 116 13 9 4 - 28 2 153 19
United States 41 7 0 0 - - 41 7
Italy 18 2 0 0 - 2 0 20 2
Total 445 86 33 10 12 1 113 17 603 114

International career statistics[change | change source]

[2] [3]

England national team
Year Apps Goals
1996 3 0
1997 9 0
1998 8 1
1999 7 0
2000 10 0
2001 10 5
2002 9 3
2003 9 4
2004 12 2
2005 9 1
2006 8 1
2007 5 0
2008 8 0
2009 8 0
Total 115 17

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