His maternal grandfather Joseph West was Jewish, and Beckham has often referred to himself as "half-Jewish".  Beckham also attended his grandfather's Jewish funeral in 2009.  Beckham has always said that his grandfather was his 'footballing inspiration'.
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.
|1994-1995||Preston North End (loan)||5||2|
|2009||AC Milan (loan)||18||2|
|2010||AC Milan (loan)||11||0|
Total= 523 appearances, 97 goals scored
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. 
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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. 
Beckham retired from playing football in 2013.  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
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