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 $300 million according to the International Business Times (2013).
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. Among his other business ventures are the David Beckham Academy football school which ran between 2005 and 2009, various charity work and underwear modelling.
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 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. He struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder in regards to even numbers and straight lines.
David Beckham - Today (01May15), during what David Beckham thought was a regular business meeting in his London office with HAIG CLUB(TM) Global Whisky Master Ewan Gunn, the international icon was surprised with a unique birthday gift. In celebration of this milestone year, the HAIG CLUB(TM) team created a one-of-a kind, handcrafted crystal decanter containing rare 40-year old HAIG CLUB(TM) Single Grain Scotch Whisky - London, United Kingdom - Friday 1st May 2015
David Beckham and David Beckham - David Beckham stops off for a health shake with a friend on 3rd street in West Hollywood. He then drove off on his motorcycle - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 13th April 2015
It seems that even a high-flying, internationally-recognised and regularly-awarded fashion career does not guarantee people will like your style more than your husband’s as former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham recently found out.
David and Victoria Beckham came third and ninth in a poll of the most stylish Brits of all time
In a recent poll of the most stylish Brits ever, Posh Spice was bumped into ninth place with her footballer husband, David, riding high in third.
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The A-list power couple faced opposition from a neighbour after submitting extensive renovation proposals for their new luxury London home.
David and Victoria Beckham have triumphed in a planning dispute with their next-door neighbour over their proposal to put in air-conditioning at their new multi-million house in London.
At the end of March, the Beckhams submitted a planning request to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council to include the system in five rooms of their £31.5 million home in west London, including a luxury gym and a large wine cellar.
At this point, a neighbour lodged a complaint with the local council, arguing that the noise, pollution and dust from the construction would affect his enjoyment of his property. He was reportedly concerned that the Beckhams’ alterations would adversely affect “historic character of the Victorian house of the streets, my house included”.
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David Beckham will be starring in one of Noel Gallagher's new videos
David Beckham agreed to feature in one of Noel Gallagher's next music video when the pair appeared on The Graham Norton Show last week. Gallagher performed his new single Ballad of the Mighty I on the show before joining guests Hugh Jackman and Beckham.
Noel Gallagher asked David Beckham to star in one of his videos
Norton got things moving by asking Gallagher why he hates making music videos.
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Throughout the early 1960s, the Cold War was in full swing. Two agents, one from Russia and one from America are at each other's throats throughout the conflict. Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) is a CIA agent, known for his suave and womanising nature. Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) is a KGB known for his brutality and deadly efficiency. When a criminal organisation sprouts from former Nazi soldiers, Russia and America temporarily put aside their differences to find a solution to the problem. Unfortunately, getting the two men (who have made a career out of trying to kill one another) to work together, may not be as easy as it seems.
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The soccer star has started a new initiative to fight against children suffering from violence, abuse or disease around the world.
Soccer legend David Beckham is using his star power to attempt to help millions of children around the world by launching '7,' a new UNICEF fund that aims to give protection to vulnerable young people.
Beckham launched the fund '7' on Monday morning (Feb 9th)
Beckham, who has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF for ten years, announced the launch of the new initiative in London on Monday (Feb 9th) where he spoke about how their aim is to target children at risk of violence, abuse or disease in several different countries.
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The former soccer star recently revealed his love of a new workout, and why he still stays in shape after retirement.
David Beckham hasn't let retirement ruin his healthy lifestyle, but since his professional soccer days are a thing of the past, the 39-year-old sportsman has had to discover a different way of staying in shape.
Beckham has become "obsessed" with SoulCycle
Beckham recently admitted he has managed to keep his toned physique after becoming a regular attendee at SoulCycle spinning studios, a workout which he has become "obsessed" with.
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The American actress has spotted David Beckham's H&M adverts and likes them
David Beckham has been a pleasure on the senses for both men and women for decades with his footballing skills impressing men and his modelling skills impressing women – and sometimes vice versa. But his fame and glory has reached new heights after Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain revealed that he's the only footballer she knows, but not because of his soccer skills.
The Hollywood actress will appear on The Graham Norton Show tonight
While sitting on the Graham Norton couch, the Interstellar actress admitted that she's seen Becks in the H&M advertising campaign and she's pretty impressed with what she's seen.
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The happy couple were officially married on their ninth anniversary.
Elton John and his long-time civil partner David Furnish have finally taken advantage of the UK's recent equality developments by becoming officially married in a ceremony on Sunday (December 21st 2014).
Elton John and David Furnish wed following new legislation
One of the world's most beloved same-sex couples can now call each other 'husband' following legal proceedings at the weekend, thanks to a reform in the UK over same-sex marriage earlier this year. The rock legend has been in a relationship with filmmaker Furnish for more than twenty years, and in a civil partnership for nine.
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David Beckham and his 15-year-old son Brooklyn have reportedly been involved in a car accident.
David Beckham has reportedly been involved in a car accident in London.
David Beckham with his wife Victoria and their sons: Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
David Beckham launched his Haig Club whiskey at Tom Kitchin's Michelin starred restaurant in Edinburgh.
David Beckham is expanding his commercial empire with the launch of his first whiskey, Haig Club. The single-grain Scotch has been developed in association with the music mogul Simon Fuller and international liquor firm Diageo.
David Beckham launched his whiskey in Edinburgh
Beckham was on-hand to give the drink an A-list push with a glitzy bash on Saturday. A dinner was prepared by Tom Kitchin, chef and owner of the Michelin starred The Kitchen restaurant in Leith, Edinburgh. Kitchin served Haggis, lobster and grouse, while Haig Club – said to have notes of “butterscotch and toffee” – was the drink of choice.
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