David Robert Joseph Beckham, OBE, is easily the most popular footballer and athlete in the world. Popularly known simply as David Beckham and often as Becksie or Golden Balls, Beckham is a world famous football player who is on the books of the Major League Soccer (MLS) club. He shall join Italian and European powerhouse AC Milan on a two month loan period starting January 9,2009.
David Beckham is observed as a world football icon whose fame and significance outreaches the footballing sphere. Known worlwide for his exquisite free-kicks and crosses, David Beckham is a household names across the world. He has played for European powerhouse Manchester United and Real Madrid and has been runner-up twice for the FIFA World Player of the Year and in 2004 was the world’s highest paid footballer. Beckham was Google’s most searched of all sports topics in 2003 and 2004.
David Beckham developed first at the youth academy of Brimsdown Rovers and then Manchester United. He signed a professional contract with the latter and amde his first team debut in 1992 when he was only 17 years of age. He made his UEFA Champions League debut for Man United on December 7,1994 against Galatasaray at Old Trafford and scored a goal too.
David Beckham made his Premier League debut for Manchester United against Leeds United on April 2,1995 in a goalless draw. He scored a scintillating goal against Wimbledon on August 17,1996 (the opening day of the 1996-1997 Premier League season) from inside his own half.
David Beckham went onto establish himself with Manchester United and gain worldwide fame and popularity. He played for the Red Devils until 2003, scoring 62 goals in 265 PRemier League matches. With Man United, Beckham won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice and the UEFA Champions League in 1999.