Say it ain’t so! After scoring 127 goals, playing in three World Cups, and being the only English soccer player to be celebrated in four countries, David Beckham is hanging up his boots.
Soccer fans around the world are weeping on May 16, as soccer legend David Beckham announced his retirement, ending a glittering career. David, 38, said that now is the “right time” to finish his career, after two decades of playing soccer and collecting 115 caps. The sports world has lost a hero.
David Beckham Retires
David was playing for French team Paris Saint-German at the time of his retirement announcement, and despite being offered another one year contract, David instead decided to hang up his soccer boots.
“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 told the Daily Mail.
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 100 times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I’m fortunate to have realized those dreams.
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 my time to give back.
David’s statement is truly touching, although it still sucks that he is retiring. His final game will be on May 18.
David Beckham’s Career Achievements
During his career, David played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, Los Angeles Galaxy, and finally PSG. He was also captain of the English team for six years, and played in three World Cups.
He made his name playing for Manchester United, where he played 394 games and scored 85 goals.
Following the sad news of his retirement, David said he will dedicate his time to a variety of organisations, which include Sky Sports, Adidas, Unicef and promoting football in China.
Check out the announcement and all things David Beckham on his Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Beckham
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