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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.
Cara Delevingne, David Beckham, Rihanna and more hit the tat studio this year.
Tattoos are a huge part of many a celebrity's image so we were struck with a huge list of artwork that was done on our favourite stars this year. Some went for beautifully intricate designs, others for a meaningful nod to a friend or event, and others just did it because they could.
Cara Delevingne got inked many times this year
Here are our favourite tattoos from 2016:
Continue reading: Tattoos Of 2016: Who Got Inked?
Mel C is set to perform an intimate gig for Victoria and David Beckham on New Year's Eve during their trip to the Maldives.
The Spice Girls band member - who was known as Sporty Spice in the popular girl group - has been invited to join her friend - who was known as Posh Spice - on their festive getaway to the Maldives with her boyfriend Joe Marshall, as well as Gordon and Tana Ramsey, which will see her perform in front of the couples during the break.
A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Victoria has been the instigator for the whole trip.
Continue reading: Mel C Will Perform An Intimate Gig On New Year's Eve
The charity celebrates its 70th anniversary.
It's been a whole year since UNICEF launched its special '7' campaign with its Goodwill Ambassador of 10 years David Beckham, and this week the star took to the Empire State Building in New York City to celebrate the charity's own landmark 70th anniversary.
David Beckham lights up the Empire State Building
Last year, the '7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund' was launched to mark the 10th anniversary of the former soccer star's time supporting the children's charity. This year we recognised 70 years of work that the foundation has done to support children all of the world who are suffering at the hands of war, violence, poverty, famine and disease.
Continue reading: David Beckham Illuminates The Empire State Building For UNICEF
Piers Morgan had led the criticisms over 11 year old Cruz's Christmas single last week, accusing David and Victoria of exploiting their family.
David Beckham has hit back at critics who have been accusing him and his wife Victoria of ‘pimping out’ their 11 year old son Cruz by allowing him to launch a singing career, denying that they were exploiting him.
The 41 year old English soccer icon appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ on Monday (December 12th), and said the controversy around his son’s singing career was totally overblown and that the single was only a one-off, done because Cruz “wanted to give back” to charity.
David Beckham defended the Christmas single released by his son Cruz (middle)
'If Everyday Was Christmas' is an adorable new charity song.
Prepare for your heart to melt people; David Beckham's youngest son Cruz has released his very own song for Christmas entitled 'If Everyday Was Christmas' and it's way too adorable. He's like a British Justin Bieber if the latter had charm and a cute speech impediment.
David Beckham with sons Cruz and Romeo
Cruz is about to conquer the charts with his debut Christmas single, which debuted on Capital FM today (December 7th 2016). His father posted a video on Instagram of the kid reacting to his own radio appearance before heading off to school. He looked equal parts excited, proud and shy. What makes this even better is that the Beckham family won't receive a dime from this first release, as all proceeds from the single's sale will go to the UK young persons' charity Make Some Noise.
Continue reading: David Beckham's Son Cruz Unveils Heart-Warming Christmas Single
Cruz is being managed by Scooter Braun, who discovered Justin Bieber.
David and Victoria Beckham’s 11-year-old son Cruz has followed in his mother’s footsteps and released his first single.
The festive track titled ‘If Every Day Was Christmas’, was previewed on Capital FM, Wednesday morning, before Cruz headed out to school.
Continue reading: David And Victoria Beckham's Son Cruz Releases First Single
Beckham has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the charity for over ten years.
David Beckham stars in a powerful new video campaign for charity UNICEF, which highlights the physical and psychological abuse inflicted upon millions of children.
In the video the former footballer’s tattoos come to life to depict the violence some children endure in what should be safe spaces, such as their homes and schools.
The LA mansion’s garden is reportedly not big enough for their three sons to play football in.
David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly selling their £24 million, 13,000-square-foot LA mansion because it’s just not big enough.
According to The Sun, Posh and Becks want to move to a more lavish property with a bigger garden, so sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz can play football.
David And Victoria Beckham have reportedly put their ‘too small’ mansion on the market
The 42-year-old is kept busy by her four kids and fashion empire.
Victoria Beckham says that her commitment to her family keeps her from having a social life.
The fashion designer and mother-of-four has made family a priority, even if it means she has no time for friends.
Victoria Beckham has no time for a social life
Continue reading: Victoria Beckham Is So Busy She Has No Social Life
Victoria says she’s too much of a workaholic too slow down, even though she's being pulled in so many directions.
Juggling a fashion empire and being a mother to four kids ranging in ages isn't easy, even for Victoria Beckham.
The fashion designer has opened up about the difficulties of being a mother, as well as the boss of a fashion empire, but admits she’s too much of a control freak to delegate.
Victoria Beckham is a self-confessed “control freak”
Date of birth
2nd May, 1975
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