ATHELETE – DAVID BECKHAM
David Robert Joseph Beckham
Squad No: 23
Birth Date: May 2, 1975
Birth Place: Leytonstone, London
Height: 5'11" (1.80m)
Leytonstone, London, England
Son of Ted Beckham, a kitchen fitter, and Sandra West, a hairdresser.
His parents were fanatical Manchester United supporters who would frequently travel to Old Trafford from London to attend the team's home matches. David inherited his parents' love of Manchester United, and his main sporting passion was football.
PATHWAY TO CAREER
attended Bobby Charlton's football school in Manchester
won a spot in a training session at FC Barcelona as a child
1986 he was a Manchester United's mascot for a match against West Ham United.
Tottenham Hotspur was the first club he played for.
on his fourteenth birthday signed a Youth Training Scheme contract on 8 July 1991
David Beckham was all of 15 when he signed on with Manchester United as a trainee, helping to win the FA Youth Cup in May 1992.
This confirmed his potential as a superstar with his dazzling range of passing skills and deadly free-kick ability.
helped manchester to win the FA Youth Cup in May 1992, scoring in the second leg of the final against Crystal Palace.
David eventually made his Premier League debut at home to Leeds United on 2 April 1995
David started the next campaign, 1996/97, by scoring his most famous goal - from the halfway line against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park.
From 1992 - 2003 Beckham made almost 400 appearances for Manchester United and scored 85 goals
1998 FIFA World Cup he played all of England's qualifying matches and scored in several important victories.
Establishing himself on the right side of midfield, he won six league titles and two FA Cups during his time in England
Beckham said he owes his career to Sir Alex Ferguson for when he had moved up north from London on his own without his parents or...