The 38 year old, signed a five-month deal at PSG in January, and depite PSG’s efforts to try and keep him on beyond the end of the season, Beckham feels it’s time to hang up his boots. He said, “[highlight]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.[/highlight]” Beckham has made 13 appearances for the club since January, donating his weekly salary to charity. Beckham recently won his last trophy as a football, as PSG lifted the French Ligue 1 title for the first time in 19 years, making Beckham become the only English player to win championships in four different countries.
Beckham started his career at Manchester United in 1992, ending it in 2003, making 356 appearances, and scoring 85 goals. He became one of the world’s best during his time with United, winning six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League.
“If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy,” He said.
After his time with Man Utd, he moved on to Spanish Giants Real Madrid in 2003, spending four seasons, and winning La Liga titile. He played 115 games, scoring 20 goals for Real.,
He then moved on to America to play with LA Galaxy, where he won the MLS Cup twice. Playing 118 games and scoring 20 goals.
During his time with LA Galaxy, he would have two loan spells with AC Milan in Italy, before making his move to Paris.
His International career saw him make his debut in 1996, and would go on to become the most-capped outfield player with 115 caps for England, scoring 15 goals. He captained England 59 times during his career.
He won’t lace up a pair of boots again, but we haven’t seen the last of David Beckham in football. He had this to say, “[highlight]Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I’m starting a new adventure and I’m genuinely excited about what lies ahead. I’m fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it’s time to give back.[/highlight]”
Beckham recently joined Sky as an ambassador for sport, and PSG are still keen to keep him around, even if it is off the field.
Beckham has played for the best teams in the world, and rightly so. One of the greatest players to ever grace the game. A true legend.