David Beckham retires: The best goals scored by the former England and Manchester United player
Beckham has announced he will retire at the end of the season
Thursday 16 May 2013
David Beckham today announced his retirement from professional football after a career spanning 20 years.
With 115 caps, the former England captain was at the heart of the national side for more than a decade, and is the only English player to win championships in four different countries.
Making his debut in 1996, Beckham was the first name on the team sheet for much of his international career and played in two World Cup quarter finals.
In a statement today he said: “I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level.”
His footwork landed him contracts with Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. Here are some of his best goals.
Manchester United v Real Madrid, 2000
England v Greece, 2001
England v Argentina, 2002
Manchester United v Wimbledon, 1996
England v Columbia, 1998
England v Ecuador, 2006
Man United v Everton, 2003
LA Galaxy v Chicago Fire, 2012
Latest in Sport
Manchester United's best XI of the season so far: No place for Angel Di Maria or Juan Mata
Which player sells the most shirts in the Premier League?
WrestleMania 31 results: Seth Rollins stuns WWE as he cashes in Money in the Bank contract to claim title from Brock Lesnar
Chelsea's best XI of the season so far: Petr Cech has been better than Thibaut Courtois
Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Manchester City's Jesus Navas are the three best attacking midfielders in Europe in 2015
- 1 Replica Back to the Future Hoverboard released
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
- 4 A new (old) cure for MRSA? Revolting recipe from the Dark Ages may be key to defeat infection
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans