Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were among family, friends and fans who gave David Beckham a rousing send-off as he played his last club game in Europe yesterday (17Jun07).
Cruise and Holmes joined Beckham's wife Victoria at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, where the soccer star, 32, played his final game for Real Madrid, before transferring to Major League Soccer team the Los Angeles Galaxy in America.
Beckham was substituted late in the game against Mallorca, which his team won to claim the Spanish league title for the first time in the England star's four years with the team.
Cruise, Homes and Victoria Beckham watched as the soccer ace and his teammates celebrated the victory and the league title with a jubilant lap of honour at the end of the game.
The result helped make Beckham's difficult 2007 in Spain end of a high note - the soccer star was dropped by both England coach Steve MCClaren and Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello as he struggled with injury.
He has since signed with the MLS club and is set to return to the ranks of his national team, where he was once captain.
Speaking after last night's victory, the soccer star said, "It's been an incredible experience but all I remember now is the great things. Winning this tonight now puts to bed everything else."
After the game, Beckham performed a lap of honour with an England flag draped across his back.