The United Kingdom is the cradle of football and for several years now the Premier League has been, without a doubt, the best football league in the world. Many players born in Great Britain have made the history of this sport, still being among the most loved athletes of all time: Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Gareth Bale, Stuart Pearce are some of the first names that come to mind.
Other UK-born players have even won the Ballon d’Or, becoming football legends: Stanley Mattews, Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, George Best, Kevin Keegan and Michael Owen will forever remain in the hearts of British fans for their achievements. Yet there is a player who, despite never having won the Ballon d’Or, can be considered the most famous Brtish player of all times and one of the best players ever: David Beckham. Let’s find more here in this article.
David Beckham’s career
David Beckham can be considered to all intents and purposes a legend of Manchester United and English national team. The footballer began his adventure in the Red Devils making his Premier League debut in 1995 at the age of 19 during the match against Leeds. Right from the start the blond right winger stands out for his talent: Beckham’s definitive consecration takes place not only on the pitch, but also wearing Manchester United’s number 7, which belonged to George Best and Eric Cantona. When Beckham moved to Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo took his t-shirt and we all know how much that number has impacted CR7’s career.
With Manchester United David Beckham played 261 matches scoring 62 goals. In 2003 he moved to Madrid, playing for the Galacticos (Ronaldo, Figo, Zidane, Raul and Roberto Carlos, just to name a few of his teammates). With the Blancos Beckham scored 13 goals in 116 matches. The London footballer has played with some of the most famous teams in the world: Manchester United, Real Madrid, Milan, L.A. Galaxy and Paris Saint Germain. Beckham played his last match with the Parisian team, retiring in 2013.
In total Beckham has scored 129 goals in 729 matches with the teams he has played for, as well as 17 goals in 115 matches with the English national team. For sure David Beckham is one of the most successful UK footballers ever. The right winger has won 1 Champions League, an Intercontinental Cup, 6 Premier League, 2 FA Cup, 2 Charity Shield, 1 La Liga, 1 Spanish SuperCup, 2 MLS and 1 Ligue1.
David Beckham’s fame worldwide
David Beckham is certainly the most famous UK football player of all times even for his life outside the playing field. The London right winger in 1999 married Victoria Adams, one of the most influential artists of her generation with the Spice Girls. Thanks to his beauty and elegance, Beckham is a true style icon, often covering the role of testimonial and model for some of the most important brands in the world.
Beckham is very active in the field of charity too, being a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF as well as for numerous other associations. To date, the former Manchester United footballer is president of Inter Miami, a team that plays in MLS, as well as founder of Footwork Management Ltd, a management company for football players. More info on David Beckham or other football-related data here using this code.