David Beckham: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: Model, sportsman (football player)
  • Sign: Bull
  • Date of birth: Friday 02 May 1975 (age: 45 years)
  • Country: England

Although he grew up near Tottenham Spurs’ White Hart Lane stadium, little David Beckham would cheer for Manchester United, accompanied by his parents, at Old Trafford. As a child, David was a pupil at Bobby Charlton’s football school and was able to attend FC Barcelona training. In 1986, at the age of 11, he was Manchester United’s mascot for a match against West Ham. However, the first club he played for as an amateur was Tottenham.

David Beckham made his professional football debut with Manchester United for the 1994-1995 season, then made his first appearance in the national jersey in 1996. After a couple of stunts that made him a media attraction, Beckham disappointed in his performance at the 1998 World Cup. Finally, he was forgiven by the English by revealing, in the following years, an excellence of play that made him famous.

He announced his sporting retirement at the age of 38, in May 2013, after having worn the jersey of the Paris Saint-Germain team for his last season.

On the family side, David Beckham marries Victoria, a former member of the Spice Girls, with whom he has four children: Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James, Cruz David and Harper Seven. Alongside his sporting career, he also became a fashion icon and lent his image to several major brands.