David Beckham is one of the well-known names in the football world. He was with several teams, including Manchester United (1992–2003), Preston North End (1994–1995, loan), Real Madrid (2003–2007), L.A. Galaxy (2007–2012), Milan (2009, loan), Milan (2010, loan) and Paris Saint-Germain (2013). In his 20-year career, he achieved 19 major trophies for his clubs and appeared in 115 games. With his right foot, signature curled free-kicks, and passing ability, David has earned himself as one of Britain’s greatest football stars.
At age ten, David started playing for a local club before being scouted by Tottenham, with whom he trained for two years. In 1991, Manchester United signed him with a youth contract at 16, and David took the team to a victory in the F.A. Youth Cup.
David is in the English Football Hall of Fame and is a legend for being the first Englishman to win the League title in countries like England, France, The United States, and Spain. He first emerged on the international platform in 1992 after representing England in the Under-18 format.
David has also been a UNICEF ambassador since 2005 and, in 2015, launched The David Beckham UNICEF Fund.
Footballer David Beckham Joins The Queue To Pay His Tribute To Queen
Queen Elizabeth’s death has triggered many nationwide, with people queuing for hours to pay their respects to the monarch. She died on 8th September, aged 96, after reigning for around 70 years. Her coffin was lying in state at Westminster Hall ahead of her funeral.
The queue was paused temporarily after the line along the River Thames reached capacity, and queueing times topped 24 hours. David Beckham, 47, was seen wearing a dark suit and tie, standing gently with his hands behind his back and bowing his head towards the catafalque. He turned up to queue at 2:00 am and stood for almost 12 hours to visit the coffin. Reporters said it was very emotional, and the feeling in the room was hard to explain.
David, in 2003, was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire and received his medal from Queen Elizabeth.
The state funeral will take place on 19th September in London’s Westminster Abbey, with more than 2,000 guests, which includes heads of state and government worldwide.
David Beckham Early Life:
David Robert Joseph Beckham was born on 2nd May 1975, at Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone, London. His middle name Robert is in honor of Bobby Charlton, his father’s favorite footballer. David’s maternal grandfather was Jewish, and David grew up attending church every week with his parents.
David is famous for nicknames like Dave, Becks, DB7, and Golden Balls. Out of these, he got Golden Balls, name from Victoria in 2008, who announced it on national T.V. while praising him after the 1998 World Cup.
David Beckham Family Background:
David was born to Sandra Georgina and David Edward Alan “Ted” Beckham; the couple married in 1969 in the London Borough of Hackney. Sandra was a hairdresser, and Ted was a kitchen fitter. David has two siblings, one older sister, Lynne Georgina, and a younger sister, Joanne Louise.
David Beckham Education:
David attended Chingford County High School in Chingford. He also attended one of Bobby Charlton’s Soccer Schools in Manchester, where he participated in a training session with Barcelona as part of a talent competition.
David played for Ridgeway Rovers (a local youth team), coached by his father, Steve Kirby Stuart Underwood. At a young age, he also had trials with his local club Leyton Orient, Norwich City, and attended Tottenham Hotspur’s school of excellence, though he never represented the club in a match. During a two-year period in which David played for Brimsdown Rovers’ youth team, he was named Under-15 Player of the Year.
He also attended Bradenton Preparatory Academy and, on 8th July 1991, signed a Youth Training Scheme contract.
David Beckham Physical stats:
David stands 6 feet tall and has dark brown hair. Though 47, he has maintained his athletic physics and is still as attractive as his youth. David has around 65 tattoos covering his hands, neck, and head. The tattoo includes the names of his sons and his wife. Further, he has several tattoos for his daughter, many with religious significance. David’s collection has a solar system and the Manchester-based tattoo artist Louis Molloy’s tattoos.
David Beckham Birth Signs:
David’s sun and star sign are Taurus. Further, his birth flower is Hawthorn, and his birth sign duality is Passive. David’s birth sign modality and element are Fixed Earth.
David Beckham Net worth:
David is an experienced football player and endorser of several famous brands. His estimated net worth is $400 million.
David and Victoria own a country house set on 24 acres in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, which they brought in 1999, after their wedding.
David Beckham Relationship Status:
David started dating Victoria Adams in 1997, after their met at a Manchester United match. She is famously known as “Posh Spice” of the music group Spice Girls. Later on 24th January 1998, he proposed to her in a restaurant in Cheshunt, England. After fourteen months, their first child was born.
They married on 4th July 1999, at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. The couple’s four-month-old son, Brooklyn, was the ring bearer, and David’s teammate Gary Neville was the best man. The media was away from the ceremony, as the family had an exclusive deal with OK! Magazines.
The couple has four children, including sons Brooklyn Joseph (4th March 1999), Romeo James (1st September 2002), Cruz David (20th February 2005), and daughter Harper Seven (10th July 2011).
Elton John is the godfather to Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham; their godmother is Elizabeth Hurley. David’s all sons have played football in the Arsenal Academy, and Brooklyn played football for Arsenal U16 but was released at the end of the 2014–15 season. Further, Brooklyn and Romeo have also done modeling work like their father. Their name is among G.Q.’s best-dressed British men.
David Beckham Career:
David started his professional career in 1986 for Manchester United at 19, with a league match against West Ham United. From 1992 – 2003 he made around 400 appearances for Manchester United and scored 85 goals, although his official record counts reflect only 62 goals in 265 official senior team matches. David played England’s games in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and scored several victories.
David had a blooming season in 1999 – 2000; with his performance, Manchester United won the Premier League. He has been an excellent scorer to the public. He has demonstrated his consistent ability to see the big picture under severe pressure during unpredictable games on the field. David’s field vision has been remarkable, allowing him to create many assists in several essential matches. David’s fantastic performance in the midfield position has required a higher physical endurance throughout the entire game. “David Beckham’s right foot” was mentioned as one of the British national treasures in the movie Love Actually (2003).
Further, On 1st July 2003, David signed a four-year contract with Real Madrid worth 40 million dollars. In Madrid, he was not allowed to wear his favorite number seven, so he decided to wear the number 23 instead, as he is a big fan of Michael Jordan. David became popular with Real Madrid fans, even though the team did not perform up to mark to win either the Champions League or the Spanish League. However, he remained a reliable scorer and gave worthy performances.
In 2005 David became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and promoted London’s successful bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. In Madrid, his third season was unremarkable, and the team finished second to Barcelona and lost to Arsenal in the European Champions League. However, that season, David expanded his international fame by establishing football academies in East London and Los Angeles. Later he played in the FIFA World Cup 2006 for England and achieved the first ever English sports player to score in three World Cups. Further, he did not play in the quarter-final game against Portugal because of his injury, and the team lost and, without him, was out of the World Cup.
In June 2007, David played his final game for Real Madrid and won a medal. He celebrated his victory with his friends Katie Cruse and Tom, who attended the game. This game was his fourth and last season game before his contract with the club ended. Further, David announced that he had signed a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy, which starts on 1st July 2007. The 5-year contract included around $10 million in direct salary per year, merchandising endorsements, and profit-sharing that could earn him around $50 million a year, thus making him one of the highest-earning athletes of all time.
In 2009, in a timeshare agreement, David played on loan at AC Milan after ending the season with the Galaxy. He was with Milan from January to May 2009. In 2010, he earned a second loan spell at AC Milan from the Galaxy and played for Milan for another five months.
In 2011, David won his first M.L.S. Cup, and his five-year deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy ended. Later, in 2012, he helped the Los Angeles Galaxy to defeat the Houston Dynamo 3-1 in the final game and win the M.L.S. Cup 2012. On 2nd December 2012 was his last appearance for Los Angeles. David’s jersey No 23 has been one of the best-selling in the M.L.S. as he expands his image as one of the sport’s leading icons.
Although he has played midfield, David can be dangerous anywhere on the field and make a big difference in a game with a cross, a pass, or a free kick. No one in the game can rival his accuracy in free kicks.
In January 2013, he signed a 5-month contract with Paris Saint-Germain; and made ten goalless appearances before announcing his retirement.
David was the captain of the England team for six years from 2000, and under his captaincy, 59 matches were played. In May 2013, he retired from professional football.
David also became known as a fashion icon. Along with his wife, they endorsed various brands by clothing designers, fashion magazines, health and fitness specialists, and perfume and cosmetics manufacturers. His early brand promotion included Brylcreem.
According to Google stats, “David Beckham” was searched for more than any other sports topic in 2003 and 2004. Also, according to Ask Jeeves,
In 2003, David signed a $160 million lifetime contract with Adidas; He also had a 10-year collaboration with PepsiCo, which expired in 2009. Further, he has promoted The Walt Disney Company theme parks, and In April 2021, David became a global ambassador for Maserati.
Further, David has several eponymous video games, such as a platform game for the Game Boy Advance, Go! Go! Beckham! Adventure on Soccer Island, and David Beckham Soccer, a football game for several platforms. He was also a brand ambassador for the exercise video game E.A. Sports Active 2, and David was featured in E.A. Sports’ FIFA video game series.
David has advertised for Sky Sports and appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on N.B.C. in the U.S. He made a guest appearance in the Sport Relief special of Only Fools and Horses and, in 2015, was named one of G.Q.’s 50 best-dressed British men. The same year he had the third highest social media rank in the world among sportspeople, with over 52 million Facebook followers and over 57 million Instagram followers, the fourth highest for a sportsperson.
On 11th May 2018, he was announced as the new Ambassadorial president of the British Fashion Council. David has endorsed the North American bid (Canada, Mexico, and the United States). In June 2020, David became a minority owner of the London-based esports organization Guild Esports. In November 2020, E.A. Sports agreed to feature him in FIFA 21, where he would earn £40m from a three-year deal, and in June 2021, he bought a 10% stake in vehicle electrification firm, Lunaz.
Further, David has also appeared in some films, like Goal! (2015), Goal II: Living the Dream, and Goal III: Taking on the world. He has also made two cameo appearances in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
David is also on a Philanthropy path, and he has supported UNICEF. In 2012, he met with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street to call for more action to help children worldwide affected by malnutrition. In his tenth year as a UNICEF Ambassador, David launched 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund to help protect children in danger. He also visited Siem Reap in Cambodia and met child victims of violence. In Unite Against AIDS campaign, David pledged his support for the Unite for Children, and he is a former sponsor of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. David has also donated all his £3.4 million salary from Paris Saint-Germain to two children’s charities in France. He has also supported the charity Help For Heroes, which aims to help soldiers injured in wars. David is a founding member of Malaria No More UK. David designed a Paddington Bear statue located around London. These statues were auctioned to raise funds for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
David Beckham Social Appearance:
David has a huge fan following; On Instagram and Facebook, he has around 75.1M and 56M followers. He has a fantastic collection of posts, including his selfies, modeling pictures, clicks from his matches, several of his and his child’s childhood memories, etc. His followers count, and his popularity is easily visible.
David Beckham’s career itself is a testimony of his success. He is one of the greatest sportspeople ever known. Our warm wishes are always with him.