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Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career

May 20, 2013, 2:42 pm
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • A 17-year-old David Beckham debuted for Manchester United in 1993. A year later, Beckham made his UEFA Champions League debut, where he got on the scoresheet in a 4-0 victory against Galatasaray at home. (Reuters)
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Beckham's career-defining moment came in a match against Wimbledon when he hit the back of the net from behind the halfway line in 1996. This was when the star was well and truly born. (Reuters)
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Playing for United, Beckham won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999. (Reuters)
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Beckham also played a polar role for England during a major part of his career where he had 115 appearances. His free-kick against Columbia in the 1998 World Cup held in France remains one of his top goals to date. (Reuters)
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Beckham's heriocs in the game got him to a celebrity stature outside the football ground. He married pop star Victoria Beckham in 1999, which didn't sit well with his then United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. (Reuters)
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • The powerful duo of Beckham and Ferguson paid rich divedends for United. However, their relationship began to deteriorate. In 2003, following a loss to Arsenal, Ferguson threw a boot that caught Beckham over his eye causing a bleeding cut. (Getty Images)
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • After spending a decade at United, Beckham moved to Spain and joined Real Madrid in 2003. He spent four years in Madrid and the start-studded team won the La Liga title in his last season. (Reuters)
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Beckham switched to LA Galaxy in 2007, which marked the first instance when a proper football player, much less Beckham moved to the US. His stint, however ended in success for the team as Galaxy won the MLS Cup in 2012. (Getty Images)
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Being a part of Galaxy, Beckham went to AC Milan on loan twice. He along with the likes of Ronaldinho, Andriy Shevchenko and Andrea Pirlo played a pivotal role in Milan lifting the 2010 Serie A title. (Reuters)
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • After a succesful five-year career at Galaxy, Beckham made a move to French side Paris Saint-Germain in 2012 where he would play just one season. (Reuters)
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • PSG's Ligue 1 victory meant that Beckham became the only player to have won major championships with every club he's been a part of. (Reuters)
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Beckham announced his retirement from professional football last week bringing down curtains on a glorious 20 year career. (Reuters)
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career
  • Snapshot: David Beckham's illustrious career