101 Facts About David Beckham

1. David Beckham said: "I got into photography properly four or five years ago, when my dad bought me my first camera.

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2. David Beckham said his fashion designer mother would cry if he wasn't interested in clothes.

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3. David Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches—three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

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4. David Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches—three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

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5. David Beckham is set to join his fellow members of Manchester United's Class of '92 in becoming an owner of non-league Salford City.

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6. David Beckham becomes the final member of Manchester United's Class of 92 to join non-league Salford.

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7. David Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches—three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

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8. David Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches—three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

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9. David Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches—three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

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10. David Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches—three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

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11. David Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches—three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

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12. David Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches—three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

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13. David Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches—three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

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14. David Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches—three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

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15. David Beckham went casual underneath—he wore Dr Martens under rolled jeans, a white tee, and a gray hoodie—but Victoria's outfit confirmed she deserved all the attention.

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16. David Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches—three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

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17. David Beckham went casual underneath—he wore Dr Martens under rolled jeans, a white tee, and a gray hoodie—but Victoria's outfit confirmed she deserved all the attention.

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18. Manchester United wonder boy David Beckham joined Preston North End in a loan deal that will rock soccer.

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19. David Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches—three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

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20. David Beckham moved to Real Madrid and played for the team for four seasons.

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21. David Beckham is included in the 100 list of the greatest living players in the world by FIFA in 2004.

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22. David Beckham had his career as a professional football player for 20 years.

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23. David Beckham played with Paris Saint-Germain for five months, and signed a five month contract with Cruise to use the jet.

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24. David Beckham was considering buying a jet to make his travels from Paris to London easier.

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25. At an early age, David Beckham showed his own promise as a footballer, winning the coveted Bobby Charlton Soccer Schools National Skills competition at 11 years old.

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26. David Beckham wasted little time in making a splash on the English soccer landscape.

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27. David Beckham captained England 59 times,the fourth highest after Bobby Moore, Billy Wright and Bryan Robson (65).

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28. David Beckham surprised his wife Victoria with an outrageous gift, her own winery in Napa.

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29. David Beckham was searched for more than any other sports topic on Google in 2003 and 2004.

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30. In 2003, David Beckham was transferred to Real Madrid in Spain for a mind-boggling $40 million.

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31. In 2002, David Beckham helped England advance to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in South Korea and Japan.

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32. David Beckham reached super fame when he began dating Victoria "Posh Spice" Adams in 1997.

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33. David Beckham was not immune to the constant criticism, and publicly apologized, saying, according to Sports Illustrated, "I will always regret my actions.

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34. In 1997 David Beckham was voted the Young Player of the Year and finished second in voting for the overall Player of the Year award.

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35. David Beckham was born on May 2, 1975 in London, England.

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36. David Beckham is one of the most popular soccer players around the world.

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37. David Beckham went casual underneath—he wore Dr Martens under rolled jeans, a white tee, and a gray hoodie—but Victoria's outfit confirmed she deserved all the attention.

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38. David Beckham said: "It is a really special club with a special group of people.

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39. David Beckham is set to buy a 10 percent stake in Salford City Football Club.

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40. David Beckham revealed that David Beckham is totally sentimental about their meeting saying, "He's going to ask for your number.

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41. David Beckham was named one of GQs 50 best dressed British men in 2015.

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42. David Beckham featured at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, carrying the Olympic flame to the stadium by speedboat.

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43. David Beckham proposed to her on 24 January 1998 in a restaurant in Cheshunt, England.

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44. David Beckham received one red card while at Paris Saint-Germain, picked up in injury time in a match against Evian on 28 April 2013.

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45. David Beckham amassed 41 yellow cards and four red cards in his time at Real Madrid; all four reds came in La Liga.

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46. David Beckham maintained his training routine at Real Madrid and even when his relationship with management was strained in early 2007, Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon and manager Fabio Capello praised Beckham for maintaining his professionalism and commitment to the club.

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47. David Beckham is a fantastic player but I think we need new players for the future", referring to the new players that play in Beckham's right midfield position, including Theo Walcott and Adam Johnson, adding "This is the future of the team under Fabio Capello or another manager.

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48. David Beckham was subbed off in the 89th minute for Marcelo Sarvas and was given a standing ovation at their home venue.

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49. David Beckham was heavily linked with Paris Saint-Germain, but on 18 January 2012, Galaxy announced Beckham had signed a new two-year contract to remain in Los Angeles.

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50. David Beckham scored his first goal for the team, from a free kick, and made his first assist, for Landon Donovan in the second half.

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51. David Beckham missed the next four LA Galaxy matches—three in the North American SuperLiga and an MLS game away at Toronto FC though he still made the trip with his teammates, sitting on the bench in street clothes.

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52. In July 2004, while David Beckham was in pre-season training in Spain, an intruder scaled a wall at the Beckham home while carrying a can of petrol.

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53. David Beckham decided to wear number 23 instead, citing his admiration of basketball player Michael Jordan, who wore the number 23 shirt, as the reason behind his decision.

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54. David Beckham made 81 Champions league appearances, scoring 15 goals.

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55. David Beckham is such a big celebrity, football is only a small part.

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56. David Beckham responded by fining Beckham the maximum amount that was permitted and dropping him for a crucial match against United's rivals Leeds United.

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57. David Beckham played four times for United in the league that season, as they finished second behind Blackburn Rovers, missing out on a third successive Premier League title by a single point.

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58. David Beckham attended Bradenton Preparatory Academy, but signed schoolboy forms at Manchester United on his 14th birthday, and subsequently signed a Youth Training Scheme contract on 8 July 1991.

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59. David Beckham attended one of Bobby Charlton's football schools in Manchester and won the chance to take part in a training session with Barcelona, as part of a talent competition.

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60. David Beckham inherited his parents' love of Manchester United, and his main sporting passion was football.

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61. David Beckham has an older sister, Lynne Georgina, and a younger sister, Joanne Louise.

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62. David Beckham was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

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63. David Beckham was runner-up in the Ballon d'Or, twice runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year and in 2004 was named by Pele in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players.

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64. David Beckham retired in May 2013 after a 20-year career, during which he won 19 major trophies.

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65. David Beckham is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France.

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66. David Beckham takes time out of his schedule to turn on the Christmas lights at a shopping centre in Singapore.

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67. David Beckham turns on Christmas lights at Singapore shopping centre.

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68. David Beckham adds star quality to launch of Tudor's Glamour Double Date.

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69. In a nod to Spice Girls hit Wannabe, David Beckham added: "If you really the 23-time Grand Slam victor led to widespread bafflement online.

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70. David Beckham has interest in signing Antoine Griezmann in the future.

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71. In a nod to Spice Girls hit Wannabe, David Beckham added: "If you really, really want it.

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72. David Beckham hopes Antoine Griezmann will join his Inter Miami club and believes other players will be lured by the attraction of playing in the city.

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73. David Beckham surprises young fan born with rare kidney disease in heartwarming video.

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74. David Beckham said: "When you see me, you see the tattoos.

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75. David Beckham is seen rolling his eyes at the voice jibe before receiving an apology text from Deadpool.

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76. David Beckham makes a cameo appearance with Zinedine Zidane and Raul, in the 2005 film Goal!.

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77. David Beckham appeared in a 2007 public service announcement for Malaria No More US, advertising the need for inexpensive bed nets.

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78. David Beckham is a founding member of the Malaria No More UK Leadership Council and helped launch the charity in 2009 with Andy Murray at Wembley Stadium.

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79. David Beckham has been supporting the charity named Help For Heroes for many years whose aim is to help soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghan wars.

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80. David Beckham was announced as the new Ambassadorial president of the British Fashion Council on 11 May 2018.

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81. David Beckham visited Afghanistan in May 2010 for a morale-boosting visit to British troops fighting the Taliban insurgency.

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82. David Beckham played a critical part in bringing the Olympics to London in 2012, travelling with the British delegation to Singapore in 2005 for the host city selection.

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83. In March 2015 David Beckham had the third highest social media rank in the world among sportspeople, behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, with over 52 million Facebook fans.

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84. In his early Manchester United career, David Beckham lived in a four-bedroom house in Worsley that he bought directly from the property developer as a 20-year-old in 1995.

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85. In 1997, David Beckham started dating Victoria Adams, after she attended a Manchester United match.

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86. David Beckham was the first England player ever to collect two red cards, and the first England captain to be sent off.

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87. David Beckham was a product of Sir Alex Ferguson's hard-working approach at Manchester United, and was renowned for his long-range passing, crossing ability, and bending free-kicks as a right winger.

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88. David Beckham was named in the provisional squad to represent the Great Britain Olympic football team at the 2012 Olympics.

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89. On 28 March 2009, David Beckham surpassed Moore to hold the record outright when he came on as a substitute in a friendly against Slovakia, providing the assist for a goal from Wayne Rooney in the process.

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90. David Beckham was honoured before the match by receiving an honorary gold cap representing his 100th cap from Bobby Charlton, and was given a standing ovation from the crowd.

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91. David Beckham became only the fifth Englishman to win 100 caps.

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92. On 20 March 2008, David Beckham was recalled to the England squad by Capello for the friendly against France in Paris on 26 March.

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93. On 22 August 2007, David Beckham played in a friendly for England against Germany, becoming the first to play for England while with a non-European club team.

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94. David Beckham started against Brazil in England's first match at the new Wembley Stadium and put in a positive performance.

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95. On 26 May 2007, McClaren announced that David Beckham would be recalled to the England squad for the first time since stepping down as their captain.

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96. In October 2005, David Beckham's sending off against Austria made him the first England captain to be sent off and the first player to be sent off twice while playing for England.

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97. David Beckham played in all of England's matches at Euro 2004.

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98. David Beckham was partially fit by the time of the 2002 World Cup held in Japan and South Korea, and played in the first match against Sweden.

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99. David Beckham made his first appearance for the England national team on 1 September 1996, in a World Cup qualifying match against Moldova.

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100. In this game, David Beckham assisted a goal by Matuidi from a corner.

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101. On 18 May 2013, David Beckham was made captain in his final home game against Brest.

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