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Friday, 17 May 2013 13:08

David Beckham retires from football

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David Beckham has announced his retirement from football at the end of the season with Paris St-Germain.

The 38 year old is calling it a day after a playing career of 20 years. During which time he played 115 games for England, 394 for Manchester United, 194 for Real Madrid, 118 for Los Angeles Galaxy. He won 19 trophies spanning over four countries, three World Cups and scored 192 goals. With all this and more, is it any surprise everyone is doing a bet online for him to be knighted!

In 1991 David Beckham started as a trainee at Manchester United, then was sold to Real Madrid in 2003 and after winning the La Liga title in 2007 went on to join LA Galaxy. During his tenure in Los Angeles, David had loan spells at AC Milan whilst the MLS break in 2009 and 2010. He finally moved to France in 2013, signing up with Paris St-Germain, and winning the French Ligue 1 in the process.

Looking at life after football, there are quite a few roles that are already in place for David Beckham like sports ambassador, fashion designer, charity work, just to name a few. Whatever the man decides to focus on, we can all be certain that it will be interesting and be in line to ensure that his global image strengthens. In addition, David will make us all proud and be an essential asset in promoting football and sport in general.