David Beckham is one of Britain’s most iconic athletes and decorated football players of all time. He is the most capped outfield player in the history of the English game.Beckham’s career began when he signed a professional contract with Manchester United, making his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17. During his time there, United won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice and the UEFA Champions League and the World Club Championship in 1999.Beckham was runner up in the FIFA ‘World Player of the Year’ Awards in 1999 and 2003. 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, Real clinched the 2006-07 La Liga championship title.In 2007, 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.
Married to Victoria and father to four children, Beckham’s fame extends far beyond the pitch. Noted as a keen advocate of charitable work, 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.
Born in the East End of London, Beckham has been a passionate supporter of London 2012, playing a key part in securing the Olympic Games for his home city – David is an ambassador for London 2012.
Related News Posted February 13, 2014
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham journeyed to Tacloban in the Philippines today to meet children saved from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Beckham saw UNICEF’s vital emergency work for children, including visiting a child-friendly space at one of Tacloban’s major evacuation points.
“I was humbled to visit Tacloban and see how people are still so full of spirit despite the devastation they have suffered. Close to 6 million children are affected and many have lost loved ones,” said Beckham.
“As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, seeing how children are being given a sense of normality amidst the rubble of their communities has been amazing. I want to show people around the world how their generous donations have had an enormous impact on children and their families and how thankful people here are for their kindness.” See Full Article
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