David Beckham Facts

Here are some facts about David Beckham, the English footballer.

  • David Beckham was born on 2nd May 1975 in Leytonstone, London.
  • He played for a youth team called Ridgeway Rovers.
  • He signed for ~Manchester United when he was 14. His parents were massive Man U. fans and Beckham had been the Manchester United mascot when the team played West Ham at Upton Park in 1986.
  • Beckham made his Premier League debut for Manchester Utd on 2nd April 1995.
  • He scored a memorable goal on 17th August 1996 when he scored from the halfway line against Wimbledon.
  • Beckham became well-known for the quality of his crosses, free kicks and corners.
  • He played 265 league matches for Man Utd, scoring 62 goals.
  • Beckham left Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2003.
  • In 2007 Beckham signed for the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS. He played nearly 100 times for the Galaxy in the MLS and he also played for AC Milan on loan during the MLS off-season.
  • Beckham joined Paris Saint-Germain during the 2012/13 season.
  • David Beckham married Victoria Adams (one of the Spice Girls) in 1999. They have four children: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper.
  • Beckham played for England over 100 times. He was often named captain.
  • He has more than 20 tattoos.
  • Beckham was involved in the successful bid to bring the Olympic Games to London in 2012.
  • He was made an OBE in 2003 and was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2001.

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