He was born on May 2, 1975, in Leytonstone , London.
His parents are David Edward Alan Beckham, his father and Sandra Georgina West, his mother.
David Beckham Biography
He was the only son in the family. A middle child between two sisters, he grew up with parents and siblings who were devoted fans of Manchester United, the legendary English football franchise.
When he was a toddler, his dad, Ted, made balls out of rolled up socks to kick him. He became a phenomenon almost from the moment he was able to kick a soccer ball for the first time.
When he was 7, Ted and Sandra (his parents) handed their son over to Manchester United’s youth training program.They will travel almost 200 miles each weekend to visit him. He grew into a handsome young teenager and went on to achieve much more than they ever expected.
At a young age, he showed his own promise as a footballer, winning the coveted Bobby Charlton National Football Schools Skills Competition aged 13.
His talent soon caught the attention of Manchester United team officials, who asked him to participate in the club’s youth league.
By the age of 16, he had left home and was playing for United’s training division. Two years later he made the club, and by 1995 he was a full-time starter.
His father and his wife Sandra separated, then divorced in 2002 after 33 years of marriage.
It was a time when he kept some distance from his father, who never told him he was leaving his mother. Him and his sisters, Lynne and Joanne, blamed him for the breakup.
The failure, after so many years, of his parents’ marriage came just before David left Manchester United for Real Madrid.His father ‘Ted’ had adored Man United throughout his childhood. Ted learned the news of his son’s transfer, not from himself but from his agent.
It hit him “like a sledgehammer”. He was fiercely opposed to the move and accused Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson of betrayal.
He is of Jewish origin and sometimes practices Judaism. His maternal grandfather was Jewish,and he referred to himself as “Half-Jewish . “
So if his grandmother was Jewish, then his mother Sandra is too, and so is him. There are, however, rumors that he – simply because he had a large Hebrew tattoo on his arm – converted to Kabbalah (another religion that evolved from Judaism).
Her Hebrew tattoos are taken from the Old Testament Song of Songs and say in Hebrew, “I am for my beloved, and my beloved is for me, who herds sheep in pink pastures.
He suffers from a condition called Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). What he says makes him “Have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs.” His wife says,
“If you open our refrigerator, everything is coordinated on each side. We have three fridges – food in one, salad in another and drinks in the third.
In the drinks sector, everything is symmetrical. If there are three cans, he will throw one away because it must be an even number.
David Beckham Cases
The first happened in August 2002.He dated Selena Laurie. Laurie claimed to have had an extramarital affair with her on August 7, 2002 in Denmark.
In April 2004, the British tabloid News of the World carried the claims of his former personal assistant, Rebecca Loos.
When he joined Real Madrid in 2003, he moved to Spain and away from his wife. Loos worked for his management team and was helping with his transition.
Shortly after the move, Loos had an alleged extramarital affair with David. A week later, Malaysian-born Australian model Sarah Marbeck claimed that he had also had an extramarital affair with her on two separate occasions.
He dismissed both charges as “ridiculous”.
In September 2010, he announced he was filing a lawsuit against prostitute Irma Nici and several others over allegations in ‘ In Touch’ magazine that he was having an extramarital affair with her.
Although the magazine later admitted that the allegations against him were false, its lawsuit was denied under US free speech laws.
Him and his wife have promised to donate any payment they receive from Irma Nici to their children’s charity.
David Beckham Tattoos
We’d be hard-pressed to find anything he cares about more than his family, so it’s never really a surprise when he goes under the needle for a tattoo honoring his smoking hot wife, kids, of his parents, relatives and beliefs.
He has more than 40 tattoos, each of which has a special meaning and has special designs.
He is best known for his ever-expanding ink collection in his model body.
He, however, played in long-sleeved shirts to cover up his tattoos in consideration of others who may feel uncomfortable because of their beliefs.
David Beckham Career
He started playing for Manchester United, England’s legendary football team.
On the pitch, he didn’t miss a beat. In 1999, he led Manchester United to the Premier League title, the FA Cup championship and the Champions League title.
Thanks to a last-minute free-kick against Greece in 2001, England qualified for the 2002 World Cup. That same year, Beckham signed a three-year, $22 million deal to stay with Manchester United .
But his time with United turned out to be shorter than anyone thought. In 2003 he was acquired by Real Madrid in a deal which highlighted his growing rift with Manchester manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Spanish football fans were delighted to see their rival join their team. Americans, meanwhile, were just getting to know him with the release of the movie, Play It Like Beckham.
It’s a charming film that tells the story of a young girl who goes against her family’s traditional customs and falls in love with English football.
Truth be told, he was kicked out of Manchester because the midfielder ‘thought he was bigger than Alex Ferguson ‘.
In regards to their dramatic rift in their relationship, with Alex claiming “the death knell” was sounded after him directly challenged his authority.
In 2003, Ferguson was embroiled in a locker room argument with United player . He accused David of failing to come back from an Arsenal goal at Old Trafford.
Ferguson allegedly stoned a football boot in frustration, which struck the player in the face and injured him.
He did something though. He allowed the injury to be photographed and interviewed the following day.
After observing his actions, Ferguson made the decision to sell him. He believed David felt he had grown bigger than himself and the club.
Ferguson writes once him had his facial injury turned him into a celebrity. “He made a conscious decision to seek fame away from the pitch after the injury,” he said .
He also writes that there was no “Football Reason” for him to go to Los Angeles. “He squandered the chance to become one of United’s most enduring legends.” said Ferguson.
He never personally appeared in the 2002 film ‘ Bend It Like Beckham ,’ except in archive footage. He and his wife wanted to make cameo appearances, but planning proved difficult, so the director used look-alike Andy Harmer instead.
He himself appears in the sequel ‘ Objective II: Living the Dreamin a more important role, when the main character of the film is transferred to Real Madrid.
This time, the story centers around the Real Madrid squad, and besides David, other real-life Real Madrid players also appear on and off the pitch alongside the fictional characters.
Through the use of archival footage from the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he appeared in Goal III: Assume the World , which was released straight to DVD on June 15, 2009.
Although he’s moved to Los Angeles, California, he hasn’t expressed any personal interest in pursuing acting roles, saying he’s “stiff” too.
However, due to his friendship with Guy Ritchie , he made two appearances in Ritchie’s films: as projectionist The Man from UNCLE (based on the 1964 MGM television series of the same name),and as a trigger in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
America’s fascination with him and his decade of dominance culminated in 2007 when the footballing great crossed the Atlantic to sign a five-year, $250 million deal with the LA Galaxy.
The relocation was as much about boosting his wife’s career (she was instrumental in the decision to move to the US) as it was about boosting US Major League Soccer.
Within 48 hours of signing up, the Galaxy sold over 5,000 subscriptions.
His career since arriving in the United States, however, has been rocky.
He was injured, sprained his knee ligament in his first season in Los Angeles and later missed a chance to play at the 2010 World Cup due to an Achilles tendon injury.
In 2012, =he continued his success by venturing into a new business venture, launching a line of underwear for the H&M company.
As part of his marketing campaign with H&M, six 10ft statues of the football star in his underwear were installed in New York; others were installed in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He then joined PSG to pursue his career.
On May 16, 2013 – just days after winning a title with French club Paris Saint-Germain – youngster he announced he would retire.
In a statement, he said with tears in his eyes: “I am grateful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I think now is the time to end my career playing at the highest level.
More so, proudly captain and played for my country over a hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I am lucky to have realized these dreams.
His retirement put an end to a career unlike any other. The 38-year-old has become the first Englishman to win league titles in all 4 countries.
These are Manchester United (England), Real Madrid (Spain), LA Galaxy (USA) and PSG (France). His time at United was the most memorable, where he won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League.
He decided to take a step back from playing at a football club and owning one. He surely has the best hands doing the work for him.
His team name is said to be ‘Miami Beckham United’ and he will be affiliated with the University of Miami.
Regardless of name or location, the fact is he is doing his thing and doing it BIG. The once amazing football player starts his own football team and builds a brand new stadium for them.
David Beckham Private Life
His bravado and good looks also offered plenty of off-pitch potential. This leading lady includes admirers who come to the prestigious Old Trafford to watch him play. He didn’t know he was admired by one of the spice girls.
In 1997, he started dating Victoria Beckham, after attending a Manchester United match.
She was known as ‘Posh Spice’ of the pop music group Spice Girls , one of the top pop groups in the world at the time. Also at this time, he was leading his team to a fine run of success.
His brand only rose in value when he met Victoria Adams, also known as the Spice Girls’ ‘Posh Spice’, in 1997. The two quickly fell in love and their relationship immediately caught the eye. medias.
The media dubbed the couple “Posh and Becks.” He proposed to her on January 24, 1998 at a restaurant.
On March 4, 1999, beautiful Victoria andhimBeckham still had their first child, a son they named Brooklyn Joseph.
Two months later, he and Victoria tied the knot in a lavish $800,000 wedding at a castle outside Dublin, Ireland.
His marriage to the former Spice Girls propelled him into the deepest realms of stardom never before seen by a footballer. He has become the friendliest male character in the world.
In July 2011, he and his wife Victoria Beckham, who already had three boys together (Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz), welcomed a daughter, Harper Seven, into their family.
He is a family man and has also been recognized as a role model for other fathers. In June, he was voted the celebrity dad dads would most want to be like.
David Beckham Net Worth
The family once became a lucrative marketing machine, and their wealth grew to incredible numbers.
The entire family was once worth around half a billion pounds according to brand experts.
Their separate business ventures, as well as the marketing appeal of the couple and their children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper were all considered.
They estimate the family was once £470million. Its value has increased by around £30m to £40m every year. This makes the household richer than the queen.
In 2013, he topped a list of the fifty richest footballers in the world. He won £175m beating Lionel Messi £115.5m and C Ronaldo.
His wealth was calculated from identifiable wealth, including annual accounts submitted to Companies House, properties, salary details, bonuses and other business interests. This year was his most successful year despite being well into the fall of his playing career.