Being an Englishman and a football lover, my sporting idol is David Beckham. If you are a football fan, you must also have heard about him. Better yet, you must know a thing or two about him!
David Beckham is easily one of the most recognizable faces on this planet! He is so popular that there’s hardly any country left where his fans are not present!
There’s a reason behind this huge popularity and fandom that David enjoys. He is a football superstar, a stylish model and a humble human being. People love the qualities he has. This is the main reason why he is a household name in England!
Talent, class, style and humility – David has it all! He is widely regarded by many as one of the best English players of all time!
Coming from humble background, this man made it big in the world of football! Dedication, discipline and passion for football – these are the main factors responsible for David’s meteoric rise.
He has a very simple childhood. He belonged to a middle class family. Since childhood, little David was interested in football. He made up his mind to become a professional footballer in his childhood.
David’s passion for football can be attributed to his parents. His parents were big supporters of the football club – Manchester United. They were frequent visitors of Old Trafford – Manchester United’s home turf.
During their visits, they’d carry little David along. This introduced him to the world of football and David began loving this game.
He showed signs of brilliance during his childhood. This resulted in him getting selected to Manchester United’s trainee program. There, he’d meet future teammates such as Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville!
Slowly but steadily, he started attracting everyone’s attention at Manchester United. It was just a matter of time before he was called to appear for the senior team.
Gradually, he cemented his place in the first team. He excelled in roles such as winger, central midfielder and wide player. On various occasions, he set up goals for his teammates. Sometimes, he’d score goals himself!
At United, he went on to become one of the most popular footballers on this planet! With them, he has won a host of awards such as Premier League titles, League Cups, the Champions League and FA Cup.
It was just a matter of time before he was snapped up by a bigger team! Finally, Real Madrid, the Spanish giant, came knocking and signed him up! This made him one of the highest paid footballers on the planet at that time.
At Real Madrid, he became part of a Dream Team comprising of stars like Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and Fabio Cannavaro.
With Real Madrid, David had his fair share of ups and downs. At Madrid, he won awards and accolades such as the La Liga title and King’s cup.
MLS club La Galaxy was his next destination. With the arrival of David Beckham in the USA, football became more popular among Americans!
The acquisition of Beckham added more brand value and viewership to MLS!
In the later stages of his career, he played for Italian Club AC Milan and French Club PSG. Both these clubs earned a new set of fans due to his move!
At International stage, David has represented England at International events such as World Cup and Euro. Though he hasn’t won any of the above mentioned trophies, he certainly has contributed a lot towards the National team.
Despite achieving so much in his life, David still remains humble and grounded. His managers praise this quality.