David Beckham - Soccer Icon

Events

Born

May 2, 1975

London, England

Travel Soccer / Leaves Home

Approx. 1991

Drops Out of School and Leaves Home to Play Travel Soccer For Manchester United'd Junior Team at 16 Years Old

Manchester United

1993

Joins Manchester United and Plays His First Pro Game at 18 Years Old

Meets Victoria Adams AKA Posh Spice

1997

At a Manchester United Charity Event

Marries & UNICEF

1999

Marries Victoria Adams in a Castle Near Dublin, Ireland. Began supporting UNICEF

Real Madrid

2003

Traded to Real Madrid in Spain

Award From the Queen

11/27/2003

Receives an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Queen Elizabeth II.

Appointed UNICEF Goodwill Embassador

January 2005

LA Galaxy

2007

Signs a 5 Year $250 Million Contract with the LA Galaxy

AC Milan

2008

*On Loan

AC Milan

2009

*On Loan

Paris-St. Germain / Announces Retirement

2013

Joins Paris - St. Germain For a 5 Month Deal. Donates Salary to a Children's Charity in Paris. Announces Plans To Retire

Forbes List

3/2016

Is ranked #2 on Forbes 2016 list of Highest-Paid Retired Athletes, with earnings of $65 million in 2015.