David Beckham is Retiring

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    May 16, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
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    Sky NewsFormer England captain David Beckham has announced that he is to retire from professional football.

    The 38-year-old - who has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Los Angeles Galaxy - is set to turn down the offer of an extended one-year deal at current club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

    After winning the French title with the club, Beckham said he wanted to finish his career on a high.

    "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," he said.

    He has just two more matches left at PSG, where his salary has been going to a children's charity.

    The retirement brings to an end a glittering career; as well as winning league titles in Spain, Italy and England, he also holds the record for making 115 international appearances as an outfield player.

    There were highs and lows in Beckham's international career. He was blamed for England's elimination from the 1998 World Cup for a red card against Argentina, but scored the winning goal against the same team in Japan four years later.

    Tributes from friends and colleagues in the game, but also from celebrities and even the Prime Minister serve as a reminder of how Beckham's fame spread beyond the football world.

    David Cameron said he had enjoyed a "fantastic career as an outstanding footballer and an outstanding ambassador".

    Former England striker Gary Lineker tweeted: "David Beckham has retired. A wonderful player, global superstar and a magnificent ambassador for England and football."

    Beckham has taken up an increasing number of high profile roles off the pitch.

    He is currently an ambassador for Chinese football, and last month partnered with Sky to champion the benefits of youth sport.



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  • rnch

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    May 16, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    Retiring? from claiming "str8" as his sexual preference icon_question.gif
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    May 16, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
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    May 16, 2013 7:33 PM GMT
    A true British Icon.

    Not a fan of his missus but nobody can deny David's talent.

    wish him all the best for the future, you done England proud down the years.

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  • carew28

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    May 20, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    It's rumored that they're presenting David with a golden football boot as a retirement memento. Sir Alex Ferguson, himself recently retired from Manchester United, offered to make the presentation, but David has reportedly declined.
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    May 21, 2013 9:23 PM GMT
    Hope so, that be well fitting for golden balls.

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    Jun 04, 2013 8:50 AM GMT
    rnch saidRetiring? from claiming "str8" as his sexual preference icon_question.gif


    Well his not Gay; oops he's not a Bona Fide Homosexual; anyone can be gay now days. But while his happy playing house with the wife, and daddy with the kids; as many ex straights here have done; then his straight; but he can never ever be a Bona Fide Homosexual.icon_wink.gif

    But have you heard him talkicon_lol.gif
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    Jun 13, 2013 8:45 AM GMT
    First of all this isn't news, unless a can of tuna left on the counter after two weeks is considered fresh. Secondly, he was a very average utility player. He had no flash, certainly no speed, and so so ball handling skills. As Frank DeFord said with a chuckle, "sure, he could bend it" but what else did he have? Basically he had a Spice girl wife. He isn't bound for hall of fame entrance. Oh and best know footballer in the past two centuries (and current football wasn't played 200 years ago, unless you want to count the Aztecs style of play and the Spanish wipped them out 400 years ago) is this little known player named Pele.
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    Jun 13, 2013 9:00 AM GMT
    outwest saidFirst of all this isn't news, unless a can of tuna left on the counter after two weeks is considered fresh. Secondly, he was a very average utility player. He had no flash, certainly no speed, and so so ball handling skills. As Frank DeFord said with a chuckle, "sure, he could bend it" but what else did he have? Basically he had a Spice girl wife. He isn't bound for hall of fame entrance. Oh and best know footballer in the past two centuries (and current football wasn't played 200 years ago, unless you want to count the Aztecs style of play and the Spanish wipped them out 400 years ago) is this little known player named Pele.


    This thread was started about a month ago, so you shouldn't pass it off as 'old news'; it was 'new' news back then.
  • carew28

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    Jun 17, 2013 7:49 PM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    rnch saidRetiring? from claiming "str8" as his sexual preference icon_question.gif


    Well his not Gay; oops he's not a Bona Fide Homosexual; anyone can be gay now days. But while his happy playing house with the wife, and daddy with the kids; as many ex straights here have done; then his straight; but he can never ever be a Bona Fide Homosexual.icon_wink.gif

    But have you heard him talkicon_lol.gif



    Well mate, you may be right, and I'll never be a bona fide homosexual like you, what with the missus and young'uns and all. Back in the good old days, I may have fooled around a bit with the lads in the locker-room in Manchester, but Posh has set me straight, and that's all in the past now.

    But I bloody well don't know where you get off making fun of the way I talk. I speak the King's English, whatever you blokes off in the Outback think.

    Sincerely,

    David
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    Aug 18, 2013 3:50 AM GMT
    its about time!