David Beckham Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 09 Jan, 2018
Facts of David Beckham
Date of Birth: 1975 , May-2
Age: 43 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet
Name David Beckham
Birth Name David Robert Joseph Beckham
Nationality British
Birth Place/City London
Ethnicity White
Profession Football player
Net Worth $31.5 million
Married to Victoria Beckham (m. 1999)
Children Brooklyn Beckham, Harper Seven Beckham, Romeo James Beckham, Cruz Beckham
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Synopsis

David Beckham is a former English professional football player. During his playing career, he played for England national team, Manchester United FC, Real Madrid F.C., FC PSG and AC Milan FC. He retired from his soccer career in 2013. 

During his playing days, he became one of the most famous footballers in the world owing to his successful stints at some of the most famous clubs in the world.

Beckham has won a number of trophies throughout his career as one of the world’s foremost midfielders of his time and his most important achievement is that he played a vital role in Manchester United’s run to win the treble in 1998-99.

Early life and education

David Beckham was born as David Robert Joseph Beckham on 2, May 1975, in the Leytonstone area of London, England. She belongs to Caucasian ethnicity and holds English nationality.

Beckham is the son of David Edward Alan Beckham who worked as a kitchen fitter and Sandra Georgina who was a hairdresser. He was the 2nd among three children in the family; the other two were daughters.

David Beckham studied at Chase Lane Primary School as a child and then went to study at the Chingford County High School.

However, throughout his childhood, Beckham was more interested in football and used to play for a local team known as Ridgeway Rovers.

Career

David Beckham became a part of the legendary ‘Class of 92’ youth players at Manchester United as he helped the club win the FA Youth Cup.

In 1992 Beckham made his debut for the senior team and in the January of the following year, he signed his first professional contract with Manchester United.

After a season on loan at Preston North End, he returned to Manchester United and slotted into the side as the right-sided attacking midfielder in 1995.

The next year he helped Manchester United in the Premier League and FA Cup double as manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s faith in the youth players paid off. He also made his international debut for England the same year.

Beckham became an integral part of the Manchester United side of the mid to late 1990s that dominated English football and in 1999 he helped the team win ‘the treble’ (the Premier League, the FA CUP, and the UEFA Champions League).

Personal life

Beckham is a married man. He is married to English businesswoman, fashion designer, model, and singer Victoria Adams. They tied their knot on 4th July 1999 at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. The couple blessed with four children: three sons and one daughter. 

Their first son, Brooklyn Joseph Beckham was born on 4 March 1999 in Westminster, London- the second son, Romeo James Beckham was born on 1 September 2002 in Westminster, London. The third son, Cruz David was born on 20 February 2005 in Madrid, Spain, and a daughter Harper Seven was born on 10 July 2011, in Los Angeles, California.

According to the now defunct tabloid ‘News of the World’, Beckham had an affair with her PA Rebecca Loos and model Sarah Marbeck. However, he denied of having an affair with her.

Net worth

The former English football star played for several big clubs in his professional career and made good earnings during that time. His successful career has gathered him the net worth of $450 million.

During his final year with the French Giant Paris Saint Germain, he received the salary of around $4 million. Even after his retirement in 2013, Beckham made around $65 million from endorsements and various other sources. Beckham made around $45 million and $30 million respectively in 2016 and 2017. 

David Beckham receives a huge amount from clothing retailer H&M as a part of an endorsement deal. Besides, he is also hired to endorse Breitling watches and Haig Club whiskey and has good earnings from those company. The Beckham couple earned $26.18 million from their businesses in the past 2 years. 

Some of his other deals are with Sainsbury’s Armani, Gillette, Adidas Predator boots and much more. Beckham and his wife Victoria own several properties and houses. They own a $31.5 million worth mansion in west London. They were also planning to buy a $160 million house in Los Angeles. He is 6 feet in height.

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