David Beckham facts for kids
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.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
Beckham's parents insisted that he finish his secondary school education before he could join a professional team.
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.
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.
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).
Club career statistics
|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
|England national team|
Images for kids
Beckham preparing to take a corner kick for Manchester United during the 1999 FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium
Beckham (top) and Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid in August 2003
Beckham playing for Milan
Beckham takes the free kick against Brazil from which John Terry scored.
Beckham in Cape Town, South Africa, December 2009
Beckham with United States First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House, March 2012
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