Facts about david beckham childhood

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Cristiano Ronaldo: The Biography by Guillem Balague

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest footballers of all time, yet for all his success on the pitch he has often been a controversial and divisive figure off it. It was clear from early on that Ronaldo had a prodigious talent. More than that, though, he only ever had one goal in mind. At the age of twelve, he left his humble origins on Madeira behind to travel to the Portuguese mainland in pursuit of his dream to become the best footballer on the planet. It wasnt long before he had the biggest clubs in Europe knocking on his door, but it was Manchester United who won the race for his signature. Under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo developed into the complete footballer and athlete, winning three league titles and a Champions League, and cementing his status as a United legend, along the way. He then became the biggest galactico of them all when he transferred to Real Madrid for a record-breaking fee. However, he has endured a difficult relationship with managers, teammates and the fans - and with only one La Liga title and one Champions League win to his name, his time at the club has often been overshadowed by his fierce rivalry with Barcelona and Lionel Messi. Guillem Balague, respected football journalist and expert on the Spanish game, provides the definitive account of what has made Ronaldo the player and man that he is today.
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David Beckham - Soccer Player - Mini Bio - BIO

David Beckham facts for kids

Celebrities - TAN is proud to say that we have released the most comprehensive and best looking catholic app on the iPhone App Store. Explore hundreds of traditional prayers, organize favorites and share them with others! Go get it Now! Could you say that young boy on the picture is one of the most celebrated and successful football athletes of his era? There was really huge amount of work and self control involved to reach this title, but everything is possible when you have vision. David Beckham had his vision, and through the years he realized it. Read further to find out the most interesting details from his birth until he became world known celebrity , both on and off football field.

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He retired in May after a year career, during which he won 19 major trophies. Beckham's professional club career began with Manchester United, where he made his first-team debut in at age He was captain for six years , earning 58 caps during his tenure. Known for his range of passing, crossing ability and bending free-kicks as a right winger , Beckham has been hailed as one of the greatest and most recognisable midfielders of his generation, as well as one of the best set-piece specialists of all time. A global ambassador for the sport, Beckham is regarded as a British cultural icon. Edmonton, London , , a kitchen fitter, who married in the London Borough of Hackney in His parents were fanatical Manchester United supporters who frequently travelled to Old Trafford from London to attend the team's home matches.

David Beckham born 2 May is an English retired association football player. Beckham's parents insisted that he finish his secondary school education before he could join a professional team. Since his move from Manchester United to Real Madrid , Spain in , he has been the highest paid footballer in the world. His most recent club was Paris Saint-Germain. He played for England for 13 years. He was dropped from the England team after giving up his England captaincy.

Sign in. David Beckham is one of Britain's most iconic athletes whose name is also an elite global advertising brand. Beckham's maternal grandfather was Jewish, and David has mentioned the religion as an influence; he wears a tattoo written in Hebrew from the 'Song of Songs' in the Hebrew Bible Old Testament , albeit he is not known to practice Judaism or any other faith. Beckham has always played in long sleeve shirts to cover up his tattoos in consideration of others who may feel uncomfortable due to their beliefs. He was brought up by his parents, supporters of Manchester United, attended Bobby Charlton 's football school in Manchester, and won a spot in a training session at FC Barcelona as a child. From - Beckham made almost appearances for Manchester United and scored 85 goals, although his official record counts only 62 goals in official senior team's matches. He received a red card for violent conduct in England's match against Argentina, albeit his opponent later admitted to trying to send Beckham off by over-reacting to their contact during the game and by urging the referee to send Beckham off.


  1. Lisa T. says:

    David Robert Joseph Beckham is a former English professional football player. This biography profiles his childhood, life, football career.

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