Five Years into David Beckham’s Retirement

The man who was a perfectionist at the free kicks, and a well-respected player on and off the pitch. David Beckham is one of the most iconic players to ever step on a football pitch as he used his fame for good, always striving to help others.

Never a stranger in a big game, David Beckham would leave the pitch one last time. In his last game for Paris Saint Germain he was named Captain, and as the minutes would go by, he was continually receiving standing ovations. He was involved in two of his team’s goals in a 3-1 victory over Brest. As the match drew to a close, Beckham seemed to be tired, wiping his tears, and grabbing on his thighs as he leaned forward.

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David Beckham Leaving the Field in Tears/ Picture by The Telegraph

“I want to say thank you to everybody in Paris. To my teammates, to the staff, to the fans,” Beckham told the fans after the game. “It’s been very special to finish my career here. It could not have been any more special.” A stage was set for the players, and as Beckham sprinted to the field with a draped England flag, he cried: “Merci, Paris. I’m very sad to be leaving, but thank you.”

With 830 club and country appearances, he made 146 goals. ( One goal in particular that I will remember the most was when England played Mexico in a 2001 Friendly game. I was six at the time, but man that goal was just pure class.

David Beckham being Granted an MLS Franchise/ Picture by Eric Espada

With his recent project to start an MLS club in Miami, has recently been granted by the MLS. I am looking forward to how his team will turn out once everything is complete. I sure will pack my bags, and travel to their first Home Match. Seeing this moment in MLS history will undoubtedly be the topic for weeks to come.

David Beckham will forever be in my top 20 Players, as previously said a fantastic player on and off the pitch. He is a well-respected player by everyone. Now, it’s just to wait and see his team in Miami take place; and who knows if in the years to come they win an MLS Cup.

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