David Beckham

English association football player

David Beckham (born 2 May 1975)[5] is a former English association football player and businessman. He is now the majority owner of MLS team Inter Miami CF and the minority owner of EFL League Two club Salford City F.C..

David Beckham

Born
David Robert Joseph Beckham

(1975-05-02) 2 May 1975 (age 49)
London, England
Occupations
Organisation(s)UNICEF, Malaria No More[1]
AgentSimon Fuller (XIX Entertainment)
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2][3][4]
Spouse
Victoria Adams (m. 1999)
Children4, including Brooklyn and Romeo
RelativesNicola Peltz (daughter-in-law)

Association football career
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Ridgeway Rovers
1987–1991 Tottenham Hotspur
1989–1991Brimsdown Rovers (loan)
1991–1994 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–2003 Manchester United 265 (62)
1995Preston North End (loan) 5 (2)
2003–2007 Real Madrid 116 (13)
2007–2012 LA Galaxy 98 (18)
2009AC Milan (loan) 18 (2)
2010AC Milan (loan) 11 (0)
2013 Paris Saint-Germain 10 (0)
Total 523 (97)
National team
1992–1993 England U18 3 (0)
1994–1996 England U21 9 (0)
1996–2009 England 115 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Websitedavidbeckham.com

In June 2003, Queen Elizabeth II gave David Beckham an OBE. In January 2005, David Beckham became a UNICEF ambassador.

When he moved from Manchester United F.C. to Real Madrid in 2003, he became the highest paid footballer in the world (this has long since been surpassed).

Early life change

David Beckham was born at Whipps Cross University Hospital in London, England.[6] He was the son of Ted and Sandra Georgina West.[7] 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. Beckham’s maternal grandfather was Jewish,[8] and he describes himself as "half-Jewish",[9] and wrote in his autobiography "I've probably had more contact with Judaism than with any other religion".[10]

Career change

Manchester United change

From 1992 through 2003, he played for Manchester United in the Premier League.

Real Madrid change

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

LA Galaxy change

From 2007 to 2012, he played for LA Galaxy in the United States. He was loaned out to AC Milan of Italy for the 2008 - 2009 and the 2009 - 2010 seasons before joining the Galaxy again.

PSG change

He played for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 until the end of the 2012/13 season. After the season ended, he retired.

England change

He played for England for 13 years, from 1996 until 2009. 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 in 2008.

Personal life change

David 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.

Career statistics change

Club change

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United[11] 1992–93 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
1993–94 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Premier League 4 0 2 0 3 0 1[c] 1 0 0 10 1
1995–96 Premier League 33 7 3 1 2 0 2[d] 0 40 8
1996–97 Premier League 36 8 2 1 0 0 10[c] 2 1[e] 1 49 12
1997–98 Premier League 37 9 4 2 0 0 8[c] 0 1[e] 0 50 11
1998–99 Premier League 34 6 7 1 1 0 12[c] 2 1[e] 0 55 9
1999–2000 Premier League 31 6 0 0 12[c] 2 5[f] 0 48 8
2000–01 Premier League 31 9 2 0 0 0 12[c] 0 1[e] 0 46 9
2001–02 Premier League 28 11 1 0 0 0 13[c] 5 1[e] 0 43 16
2002–03 Premier League 31 6 3 1 5 1 13[c] 3 52 11
Total 265 62 24 6 12 1 83 15 10 1 394 85
Preston North End (loan) 1994–95 Third Division 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Real Madrid 2003–04 La Liga 32 3 4 2 7[c] 1 2[g] 1 45 7
2004–05 La Liga 30 4 0 0 8[c] 0 38 4
2005–06 La Liga 31 3 3 1 7[c] 1 41 5
2006–07 La Liga 23 3 2 1 6[c] 0 31 4
Total 116 13 9 4 28 2 2 1 155 20
LA Galaxy[12] 2007 Major League Soccer 5 0 0 0 2[h] 1 7 1
2008 Major League Soccer 25 5 0 0 0 0 25 5
2009 Major League Soccer 11 2 0 0 4[i] 0 15 2
2010 Major League Soccer 7 2 0 0 3[i] 0 10 2
2011 Major League Soccer 26 2 0 0 4[i] 0 30 2
2012 Major League Soccer 24 7 0 0 1[j] 1 6[i] 0 31 8
Total 98 18 0 0 1 1 19 1 118 20
AC Milan (loan) 2008–09 Serie A 18 2 0 0 2[d] 0 20 2
2009–10 Serie A 11 0 0 0 2[c] 0 13 0
Total 29 2 0 0 4 0 33 2
Paris Saint-Germain 2012–13 Ligue 1 10 0 2 0 2[c] 0 14 0
Career total 523 97 35 10 12 1 118 18 31 3 719 129
  1. Includes FA Cup, Copa del Rey, Coppa Italia, Coupe de France
  2. Includes Football League Cup
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. 4.0 4.1 Appearances in UEFA Cup
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Appearance in FA Charity Shield
  6. One appearance in UEFA Super Cup, one appearance in Intercontinental Cup, three appearances in FIFA Club World Championship
  7. Appearances in Supercopa de España
  8. Appearances in North American SuperLiga
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Appearances in MLS Cup Playoffs
  10. Appearance in CONCACAF Champions League

International change

Appearances and goals by national team and year[13][14][15]
National team Year Apps Goals
England 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
Scores and results list England's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Beckham goal.[16]
List of international goals scored by David Beckham
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 26 June 1998 Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens, France 17   Colombia 2–0 2–0 1998 FIFA World Cup
2 24 March 2001 Anfield, Liverpool, England 39   Finland 2–1 2–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 25 May 2001 Pride Park, Derby England 41   Mexico 3–0 4–0 Friendly
4 6 June 2001 Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece 42   Greece 2–0 2–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 6 October 2001 Old Trafford, Manchester, England 46   Greece 2–2 2–2 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 10 November 2001 Old Trafford, Manchester, England 47   Sweden 1–0 1–1 Friendly
7 7 June 2002 Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan 51   Argentina 1–0 1–0 2002 FIFA World Cup
8 12 October 2002 Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia 55   Slovakia 1–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
9 16 October 2002 St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England 56   Macedonia 1–1 2–2 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
10 29 March 2003 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein 58   Liechtenstein 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
11 2 April 2003 Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England 59   Turkey 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
12 20 August 2003 Portman Road, Ipswich, England 61   Croatia 1–0 3–1 Friendly
13 6 September 2003 Skopje City Stadium, Skopje, Macedonia 62   Macedonia 2–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualification
14 18 August 2004 St James' Park, Newcastle, England 73   Ukraine 1–0 3–0 Friendly
15 9 October 2004 Old Trafford, Manchester, England 76   Wales 2–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
16 30 March 2005 St James' Park, Newcastle, England 80   Azerbaijan 2–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
17 25 June 2006 Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart, Germany 93   Ecuador 1–0 1–0 2006 FIFA World Cup

Honours change

Manchester United[17]

Real Madrid[17]

LA Galaxy[17]

Paris Saint-Germain[17]

England[20]

Individual

 
Beckham's 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year runner-up trophy

Orders and special awards

Records

  • First Englishman to win league titles in four countries (England, Spain, United States, France).[17]
  • First England player to score at three FIFA World Cups.[17]
  • First British footballer to play 100 UEFA Champions League games.[17]
  • Most free-kicks scored in the Premier League: 18.[49]
  • Most free-kicks scored in a Premier League season: 5 in 2000-01[50]

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