David Beckham

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

2nd May, 1975

Occupation

Sports Personality

Sex

Male

Height

1.83

David Beckham OBE (born 2 May 1975)

David Beckham is a former British footballer who rose to fame while playing for Manchester United.

Net worth: David Beckham has a net worth of $350 million according to various different sources.

Football career: When he was 16, David Beckham signed to play for Manchester United alongside Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes. He became officially professional two years later. He took a break from the team to play for Preston North End, but soon returned in 1995. Beckham cemented himself as Man U's right-sided midfielder and by 1996, he was recognised everywhere having scored an impressive goal against Wimbledon. The following year, he took over Eric Cantona's number 7 T-shirt. In the early 2000s, he and manager Alex Ferguson struggled to find common ground. Ferguson eventually fined Beckham for taking time off to care for his sick son Brooklyn, despite his wife apparently being able to look after him instead.

Between 2000 and 2001, United became the first team ever to land three Premier League titles consecutively, due to Beckham's dedication to the sport. The team missed out on a title in 2002 after he broke his foot during a match against Deportivo La Coruña. In 2003, he had to get stitches near his eye when Ferguson launched a boot at his face. Despite tensions in the team, however, they still performed well and Beckham landed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. That year he also transferred to Spanish team Real Madrid, though he was forced to drop his famous number 7 for a number 23. In 2007, he signed with American team LA Galaxy, but was briefly loaned to Milan in 2009 for the first of two temporary stints he would take with that team. In 2013, he signed a 5-month contract with Paris Saint-Germain, before retiring later that year. His last match saw him don a pair of special Union Jack boots bearing the names of his wife and children.

Charity work: Among his other business ventures David Beckham has ran an Academy football school between 2005 and 2009. He has also been involved in various charity work and is named in Sunday Times' Top 10 most generous celebrities list (2016). In the list he comes in third having raised £5m through The Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust which he and his wife run. He has supported Unicef since 2005 and became a GoodWill Ambassador for their sports for development program making this one of his priorities. His work with the charity has enabled him to combine his passion for football and fundraising by playing charity matches all over the world. He is also a founding member of the Malaria No More UK Leadership Council and launched the charity with fellow sportsman Andy Murray.

Career after football: In addition to his numerous charity involvement he has appeared in films such as Bend it Like Beckham (2002), Goal!:The dream begins (2005) and more recently The Man from U.N.C.L.E (2015). Other work includes endorsing different products and brands as well as promoting his own swimwear and underwear range for H&M. He has also modelled for the likes of Calvin Klein and was named as one of GQ's 50 best dressed men in 2015.

David Beckham has launched his own Whiskey blend which is sold under the name The Haig Club in partnership with Diageo.

Personal life: David Beckham was born in London. His parents are hairdresser Sandra Georgina and kitchen fitter Ted Beckham. He has enjoyed football since he was a child, playing in a youth team and developing a love for Manchester United. He went to school at Chingford Foundation School. In 1999, he married Spice Girls star Victoria Adams (now just known as Victoria Beckham) and the pair have four children: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper Seven. In total David Beckham has 32 tattoos (as of 2016) in which four include the names of his family. In 2004, rumours emerged in the media that Beckham was having an affair with his ex-assistant Rebecca Loos, with model Sarah Marbeck also making similar claims. He denied both stories. Both David and Victoria are happily married and when rumors surfaced in 2012 about him having an affair with opera singer Katherine Jenkins he took to twitter to defend himself against the gossip which he referred to as nonsense. He struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder in regards to even numbers and straight lines.

Victoria Beckham Puts Those Divorce Rumours To Bed

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 04 September 2018

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The matriarch of Brand Beckham heads her family in a Vogue photoshoot

The Beckhams have been a brand for almost two decades and have weathered career changes, family expansions and cheating scandals. Recently, they have even had to dispel separation rumours. But now David and Victoria - and their four children - have come out on in an exclusive magazine interview to set the record straight.

David and Victoria Beckham have defended their family unit

Appearing on the front of Vogue, singer-turned-fashion-designer Victoria explained people had been making things up about her relationship and family for years and both she and former footballer husband, David were used to it.

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David Beckham and Victoria Beckham at the wedding of Prince Harry and former actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. The couple have now been named the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - Windsor, United Kingdom - Saturday 19th May 2018

David Beckham 'Heartbroken' His Sons Have Turned Their Backs On Football

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 11 May 2018

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However, Beckham told British TV host Graham Norton that daughter Harper is very keen on the sport.

As a father of three sons, ex-professional football icon David Beckham must have been pretty hopeful that at least one of his boys would follow in his footsteps and play the game for a living too.

However, the English star has admitted that he’s a bit heartbroken that neither of Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz are interested in playing football any more – though he’s holding out hope over his daughter Harper, who apparently loves the game.

Speaking on this week’s edition of ‘The Graham Norton Show’ in his home country, set to be broadcast this Friday (May 11th), Beckham said: “Harper is playing every Sunday and loves it. The boys don’t play and it’s heartbreaking.”

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David Beckham Joins 10 Other Stars With Head Tattoos

By Holly Williams in Fashion / Beauty on 01 May 2018

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Head tattoos really are becoming increasingly popular.

Even in an age where everyone and their mothers have a tattoo somewhere, it's still seen as pretty wild to get your actual head tattooed. Sure, little designs behind the ear are super popular, and indeed at the nape of the neck, but David Beckham has managed to make headlines by getting the solar system inked on his temple.

Image caption David Beckham at MLS Miami event

So who else has made the brave decision to get a head tat?

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David Beckham Has Revealed He And His Wife Are 'Saving The Pennies'

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 18 January 2018

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The former footballer said he and Victoria have to be extravagant with each other

It seems even a £337 million fortune isn’t enough to sustain former international footballer David Beckham and his high-end designer wife, Victoria, after the model and entrepreneur revealed he and his wife are ‘saving their pennies’.

Image caption David Beckham snapped on the red carpet

The former soccer star is 42-years-old and yet he still has a face to rival most men in their 20s. So it's no surprise, then, that one woman expressed suspicion when she clapped eyes on a rather dapper photo of him with his 18-year-old son Brooklyn and the editor-in-chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful on the front row of Victoria Beckham's fashion show in New York.

Continue reading: David Beckham Denies Smooth Forehead Is Down To Botox

Brooklyn Beckham Looks Towards Starting University In New York

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 23 August 2017

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The 18-year-old photography at Parsons School of Design

It seems even famous kids with super famous dads are not exempt from being embarrassed by their parents as 18-year-old Brooklyn Beckham found out to his distress as he embarked on a new chapter at New York City university.

Image caption Uncle David Beckham at 'What I See' book launch

Joanne Louise Beckham is a 32-year-old ex-hairdresser who now runs her own concierge company. She'll be preparing for maternity leave in a matter of months, though, as it's revealed that she is now four months pregnant. 42-year-old 'Big Brother' star Kris Donnelly is the father.

Continue reading: David Beckham Set To Welcome Another Niece Into The Family

Harper Beckham Attends Tea At Buckingham Palace

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 10 July 2017

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David and Victoria Beckham have had to defend a tea party at the palace

Little Harper Beckham was given the right Royal treatment when she attended a tea party at Buckingham Palace - dressed as a Princess. The youngest child of showbiz power couple, David and Victoria, visited the palace as Elsa from Disney’s Frozen with some of her chums.

The Beckham clan has celebrated little Harper's sixth birthday

The little girl turned six today (10 July) but her famous footballer father, David, has had to defend their visit to the palace last week and clarify it wasn’t a birthday celebration but was instead a tea party organised by the Duchess of York.

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David Beckham at the 'King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword' UK Premiere held at Cineworld Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th May 2017

David and Victoria Beckham arriving at London St Pancras Station from Paris on the Eurostar. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 23rd January 2017

David Beckham Lights The Empire State Building Blue In Honor Of UNICEF's 70th Anniversary - New York, United States - Monday 12th December 2016

David Beckham and Romeo Beckham attend the ATP World Tour Finals held at O2 Arena - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 17th November 2016