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David Beckham (02.05.1975) - English sportsman.

David Beckham is a well-known English footballer, who is now retired. During his career he played for various clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid, Milan. He is especially famous for his excellent performance skills on the field and free kicks. In 2011, he became the highest-paid footballer in the world. Beckham was born on May 2nd, 1975, in London. His mother was a hairdresser and his father worked as a kitchen fitter. As a child, he regularly attended a church with his parents and two sisters. His parents were fans of Manchester United and often went to Old Trafford stadium to see the teams home matches. David inherited this love for football from the very childhood.

His father started training him, when he barely was two. As a schoolboy, he already played for Leyton Orient FC representing the county of Essex. In 1991 he signed a contract with Manchester United as an intern. He started playing professionally for his favourite team in 1993. This period of his life lasted for ten years. David won his first cup in 1992, while playing for Manchester United. It was the Youth Federation Cup. In 1995, he played his debut game against the Leeds. The season of 1996-1997 became very significant for him. He replaced one of the main players and led his team to the gold medal championship of England and the quarterfinal of the Champions League.

Regardless his popularity, Beckham realized that football career is short-lived. His father helped him to convert his sports talent into money. When he was 20, he signed a contract with such giants of business as Pepsi and Adidas. He became the official face of these brands. Gradually, he became a real national hero. In 2000, he was appointed as a captain of the English national team. In 2002, he began playing for Real - a Madrid football team. His career in Spain quickly went uphill. In the seasons of 2006-2007 he became the champion of Spain, and he won the Super Cup in 2003. His assigned number 23 became a legend. The Real club has sold millions of T-shirts with this number.

In 2007, the footballer transferred to a small US club Los Angeles Galaxy. Starting from 2009, he was playing for Italian Milan. The debut with the Italian team was more than successful. He had two goals in four matches. By 2011-2012, several clubs were competing to get Beckham on their team, but he preferred to play his final season for the LA Galaxy. In December of 2012, he played his last match. Few people know that David suffers from a rare mental disorder. He constantly monitors that all things were placed in symmetrical order and in their places. Personal life of the footballer is connected with a well-known singer Victoria Adams, who was one of the Spice Girls stars. A couple has been married since 1999 and they have four children.



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