David Beckham is considered one of Britain's most iconic athletes and decorated football (what we refer to as soccer here in the states) players of all time. Beckham's career began when he signed a professional contract with Manchester United, making his first-team debut in 1992 when he was 17-years-old. In 2003, he left Manchester United to sign for Real Madrid, where he played for four seasons. While at Madrid, Beckham became the first British footballer to play 100 Champions League matches and, in his final season, his team clinched the 2006-07 La Liga championship title.
In 2007, in what was considered the biggest media frenzy of that year, Beckham moved to LA Galaxy in a world record breaking five year deal before being loaned under a unique time-share agreement to AC Milan in January 2009 and then again in January 2010. While playing with the LA Galaxy, Beckham won 2 MLS Cup Championships in 2011 and 2012. Beckham has most recently signed a five month deal with Paris Saint Germain at the end of January this year. He has also been appointed global ambassador by the Chinese Football Association.
And that's just his professional life. In his personal life, Beckham is married to Victoria (a former Spice Girl) and father to four children.
Beckham is noted for hischaritable work as well. He has supported UNICEF since his days at Manchester United becoming a Goodwill Ambassador in 2005 with a special focus on UNICEF's Sports for Development program. David is also on the Leadership Council for charity Malaria No More.
LA GALAXY: MLS Cup 2011, 2012
REAL MADRID: La Liga 2006–07
MANCHESTER UNITED: Intercontinental Cup 1999
The David Beckham Academy UK