David Beckham

David Beckham

Timeline of David Beckham, a retired professional soccer player who gained worldwide fame for his exceptional skills on the field and his iconic fashion sense off the field. Beyond his sporting career, he has become a prominent figure in the realms of fashion, philanthropy, and business.


May 02, 1975


London, England


Former professional soccer player and entrepreneur


Chingford County High School, but he primarily focused on his athletic development rather than formal academic pursuits. As a youth, he trained at the Tottenham Hotspur youth academy before joining Manchester Uniteds youth system. His education in soccer was instrumental in shaping his career as a professional footballer.


02 May 1975

Birth of David Beckham

David Robert Joseph Beckham was born in Leytonstone, London, England. He is the son of Sandra Georgina and David Edward Alan 'Ted' Beckham, a kitchen fitter.


23 September 1992

Professional Debut for Manchester United

David Beckham made his professional debut for Manchester United as a substitute in a League Cup match against Brighton & Hove Albion.


17 August 1996

Scores a Goal from the Halfway Line

Beckham scored a spectacular goal in a match against Wimbledon that helped to elevate his status. He scored from the halfway line, spotting the Wimbledon goalkeeper off his line, and chipped the ball over him into the net.


26 May 1999

Treble with Manchester United

Beckham won The Treble (Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League) in the 1998–99 season with Manchester United, which cemented his reputation as a star player.


01 July 2003

Transfer to Real Madrid

David Beckham signed for Real Madrid from Manchester United for a fee of approximately €35 million. This transfer marked a new chapter in his football career.


30 June 2007

Start of his Five-Year Deal with LA Galaxy

Beckham left Real Madrid to join Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy, signing a 5-year contract reportedly worth $250 million in total.


02 February 2013

Signing with Paris Saint-Germain

David Beckham signed a five-month contract with French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain. He announced that his salary for this time period would be donated to a local children's charity.


18 May 2013

Retirement from Professional Football

David Beckham played his final game of professional football, retiring as a player after winning the Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain.


05 February 2014

Miami MLS Expansion Team

Beckham exercised an option in his contract with LA Galaxy to buy an MLS expansion team at a discounted franchise fee, later confirmed to be based in Miami.

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