David Beckham, born David Robert Joseph Beckham, was born on May 2, 1975, in Leytonstone, London, England. His parents were Ted Beckham, a kitchen fitter, and Sandra West, a hairdresser. His parents, big fans of Manchester United, reputably the most popular football team in the world, may have had quite a bit of influence on the talented man during his early years.
He attended Bobby Charlton’s football school in Manchester, where he won a spot in a training session at FC Barcelona when he was a boy. At the age of 11, he was Manchester United’s mascot for a match against West Ham United. He was captain of the English national team from 2000 to 2006, and he played midfield for clubs in Manchester, England, and Madrid. Last year, he began to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy team, which began July 1 and is expected to last for five years.
While he was with Manchester United, he helped them win the Premier League. He is married to Victoria Beckham, better known as Posh Spice (of the group, the Spice Girls), with whom he has had three sons: Brooklyn Joseph (named after the city where Victoria found out she was pregnant with him), who was born in 1999, Romeo James, who was born in 2002, and Cruz David (who was named in honor of the family friend, Tom Cruise), who was born in 2005.
David Beckham is not just a prestigious football player; his name is also an elite advertising brand known all over the world. Though his resume is not as long or as star-studded as some other famous football players, he is still one of the most popular in the world today.
As can be seen in any iconic athlete, David Beckham is a prime example of a role model for teenagers and young football players all over the world. Let’s hope he can live up to those standards.