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Девід Бекхем (англійська)

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Trade Mark

Number 7 shirt for Manchester United and England

Number 23 shirt for Real Madrid and Los Angeles Galaxy

Trivia

Engaged to "Posh Spice" Victoria Adams, who's part of the British Pop group The Spice Girls. [25 January 1998]

Father of Brooklyn Beckham. The couple picked the name "Brooklyn" because they were in Brooklyn when they found out Victoria was pregnant.

Won the treble with Manchester United (Premiership, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League). [1999]

His first goal for England came at the Stade Felix-Bollaert in Lens in the 2-0 victory against Colombia on June 26 1998 during the World Cup.

Voted the #1 best male body in "Celebrity Bodies" (UK) magazine. [October 2001]

Voted best dressed male by readers of "Heat" (UK) magazine. [December 2001]

He began his footballing career at the age of 17.

Welcomed second child son Romeo Beckham on September 1, 2002. The baby weighed 7lbs 4oz.

Has been dubbed a master of set-pieces specialising in free-kicks and has developed one which is known around the world as the 'Beckham', which involves lifting the ball over the 'wall', sending it towards the far post, but bending it back to the near post confusing the keeper and having the ball just dip under the bar for the goal.

Scored on his first team debut in the European Cup against Galatasaray.

Was signed by Manchester United to their youth training program at the age of 14. His youth team also featured the Neville brothers, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes - his current team mates.

Voted the 91st worst Briton in Channel Four's poll of the 100 Worst Britons. [11 May 2003]

17th June 2003 - signed a 4 year deal worth £24.5m to play for Real Madrid.

He began his soccer career at the age of 17.

Former Manchester United footballer.

Signed new contract with Manchester United until 2005, making him the highest paid footballer in Britain at that moment - though he would be sold to Real Madrid a year later. [May 2002]

Was signed by Manchester United to their youth training program at the age of 14. His youth team also featured the Neville brothers, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes - his eventual (now former) team mates.

Declared he will retain the England captaincy, despite criticism for poor performances and two missed penalties in Euro' 2004. [June 2004]

In November 1996, Beckham was abroad on his first trip with the England squad, in Tbilisi, Georgia. There, he saw the video that would change his life. It was "Say You'll Be There" by the Spice Girls. Beckham pointed at the screen and said to his best friend Gary Neville that the girl dressed in a black PVC catsuit (Victoria) was the woman he wanted and if she wanted him, they would be together for ever. A few months later, they began dating.

David and Victoria held a lavish, star-studded party for the christening of their two sons, Brooklyn, 5, and Romeo, 2. The ceremony was held on the grounds of the Beckhams' Hertfordshire mansion (23 December 2004).

Third son, Cruz Beckham, born in Madrid [20 February 2005].

Was famously sent off against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup in France for retaliation.

He wears a new pair of football boots for every game he plays at an estimated cost of £300 a pair.

Had his likeness made out of a napkin in "American Dad!" (2005) by Roger the Alien.

The godfather of his sons, Brooklyn & Romeo, is Elton John

Among the guests at his 30th birthday party were Elizabeth Hurley, Elle Macpherson and Geri Halliwell.

He played for England in the 1998, 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups of Soccer. He was named captain for the national team in 2000 but announced his resignation from that prestigious position on 2 July 2006 (the day after England were knocked out of the 2006 World Cup).

He played for England in the 2006 FIFA World Cup of Soccer.

Gary Neville - his teammate in the national English football team - was best man at his wedding.

Stood down as England captain after they were knocked out of the 2006 FIFA World Cup (2 July 2006).

Relinquished the captaincy of England after the team's quarter-final defeat to Portugal in the World Cup. [2 July 2006]

Godmother of his sons Romeo and Brooklyn is Elizabeth Hurley.

Chosen one of "Time" magazine's Time 100 in 2004.

After Real Madrid announced he would not remain there after the end of the 2006-2007 season, he signed a five-year-deal for the Los Angeles Galaxy, earning up to $50 million dollar a year in direct salary, with endorsements and profit-sharing.

Is mentioned in Love Actually (2003) when Hugh Grant's character lists "David Beckham's right foot" as one of the things that make Britain great.

Won the Spanish La Liga title with Real Madrid before his transfer to LA Galaxy.

He and his wife Victoria have three sons. Their names are Brooklyn Joseph (March 4, 1999), Romeo James (September 1, 2002), and Cruz David (February 20, 2005).

Was among the guests at Tom Cruise's and Katie Holmes' wedding ceremony in Italy.

Suffers from ornithophobia (fear of birds).

Godfather to Davinia Taylor's and Dave Gordon's son Grey.

Personal Quotes

"I dream a lot about football and a lot of them have come true for me."

"The England team should be managed by an English manager."

"Whenever Man Utd lose people always say there's a crisis."

"As a footballer you always want to test yourself against the best."

"If someone had said in 1998 after my sending off in the World Cup that I would be leading my country out within three years I would have laughed in their face."

"In Spain people have lunch and dinner a lot later - when I return to England I'll have to eat alone at midnight."

"Pelé was a complete player. I didn't see him live obviously, because I wasn't born."

"Well, I can play in the centre, on the right and occasionally on the left side" - when asked if he thought that he was a volatile player

"I like Victoria for herself, not for nothing else. I'd like her if she worked in Tesco."

"Shopping!" - Beckham describing his strengths

"At home things are hard. For instance, my curtains are never open, I get no privacy at all. In fact, I can't remember the last time I saw daylight in my house."

"I think the most important goal I scored in Spain was the first one because people were wary about me coming over to Spain as a player - they thought I was just there to sell shirts."

On Real Madrid: "To experience playing and being in the same team as these players is something that might not ever happen again - to have so many players in one team. I just wanted to be one of these stars and play in this team."

"Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had."

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