David Beckham in 2014
|Full name||David Robert Joseph Beckham|
|Date of birth||2 May 1975|
|Place of birth||Leytonstone, London, England|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1994–1995||→ Preston North End (loan)||5||(2)|
|2009||→ Milan (loan)||18||(2)|
|2010||→ Milan (loan)||11||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
David Beckham (born 2 May 1975) is an English retired association 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.
Early life[change | change source]
Beckham's parents insisted that he finish his secondary school education before he could join a professional 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 who all turned out to be famous footballers. 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]
Real Madrid[change | change source]
PSG[change | change source]
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). She is also the youngest member of the Beckham family.
Club career statistics[change | change source]
|Club||Season||League||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other[Note 1]||Total|
|Manchester United||1992–93||FA Premier League||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Preston North End (loan)||1994–95||Third Division||5||2||0||0||0||0||–||0||0||5||2|
|Manchester United||1994–95||FA Premier League||4||0||2||0||3||0||1||1||0||0||10||1|
|Manchester United total||265||62||24||6||12||1||83||15||10||1||394||85|
|Real Madrid||2003–04||La Liga||32||3||4||2||–||7||1||2||1||45||7|
|Real Madrid total||116||13||9||4||–||28||2||2||1||155||20|
|Los Angeles Galaxy||2007||MLS||5||0||0||0||–||–||2||1||7||1|
|Milan (loan)||2008–09||Serie A||18||2||0||0||–||2||0||0||0||20||2|
|Los Angeles Galaxy||2009||MLS||11||2||0||0||–||–||4||0||15||2|
|Milan (loan)||2009–10||Serie A||11||0||0||0||–||2||0||0||0||13||0|
|Los Angeles Galaxy||2010||MLS||7||2||0||0||–||–||3||0||10||2|
|Los Angeles Galaxy total||98||18||0||0||–||1||1||19||1||118||20|
|Paris Saint-Germain||2012–13||Ligue 1||10||0||2||0||–||2||0||0||0||14||0|
International career statistics[change | change source]
|England national team|
References[change | change source]
- "David Beckham – Rise of a Footballer". h2g2. Not Panicking. 19 August 2003. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
- "David Beckham." (2009). Notable Sports Figures. Detroit: Gale Publishing. p. 113.
- "David Beckham". Stretfordend.co.uk. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
- "David Beckham". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved 10 June 2012.