David Beckham OBE
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David Beckham OBE

David R. Beckham OBE
Born 1970s.
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David Robert Joseph Beckham was born on 2 May 1975 in Leytonstone, Essex, England, United Kingdom. [1] His parents were David Edward Alan Beckham and Sandra Georgina West.

His maternal grandfather Joseph West was Jewish, and Beckham has often referred to himself as "half-Jewish". [2] Beckham also attended his grandfather's Jewish funeral in 2009. [3] Beckham has always said that his grandfather was his 'footballing inspiration'.

Youth career

  • Ridgeway Rovers
  • 1987–1991 Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1989–1991 → Brimsdown Rovers (loan)
  • 1991–1993 Manchester United

Beckham began dating former Spice Girl Victoria "Posh" Adams, and the couple married in Dublin, Ireland on 4 July 1999. They have four children: three sons and a daughter.

Senior career

Years Team Apps Goals
1992-2003 Manchester United265 62
1994-1995 Preston North End (loan) 5 2
2003-2007 Real Madrid 116 13
2007-2012 LA Galaxy 98 18
2009 AC Milan (loan)18 2
2010 AC Milan (loan)11 0
2013 Paris Saint-Germain10 0

Total= 523 appearances, 97 goals scored

National team

Years Team Apps Goals
1992-1993 England U183 0
1994-1996 England U21 9 0
1996-2009 England115 17

Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

For a list of his awards, honours, and records please see freespace page

Beckham was appointed OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his services to football in 2003. [4]

David Beckham bends
a free kick

Beckham became famous for his style of 'bending' free kicks (there is even a film called "Bend it like Beckham"). In 2006, Beckham decided to step down from being the captain of the England football team. Beckham and his family moved to Los Angeles, California, USA so that David could join the LA Galaxy team (he became its captain).

In 2010, Beckham was given the BBC Sports Personality of the year Lifetime Achievement Award. [5]

Beckham retired from playing football in 2013. [6] In the same year, Forbes listed him as being the highest-paid player in the world.

Tables of Beckham's footballing career courtesy of Wikipedia


  1. Birth Registration: "England & Wales Birth Index"
    FreeBMD Entry Information (accessed 6 March 2022)
    Beckham, David Robert J. (Mother's maiden name: West).
    GRO Reference: 1975 Apr-May-Jun in Waltham/f Volume 15 Page 1167.
  2. "Beckham launches into the Galaxy", Dominic Fifield, The Guardian
  3. "Jewish funeral for Beckham's grandfather", The JC, The Jewish Chronicle
  4. OBE: London Gazette
  5. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2010 BBC Sport
  6. "...one of the best and most significant footballers of his generation", Matt Hughes, The Times

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