David Beckham Is Retiring

Soccer superstar says his storied career is done at end of season
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 16, 2013 9:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – David Beckham says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the season. The 38-year-old Beckham, who recently won a league title in a fourth country with Paris Saint-Germain, has become a global superstar since starting his career at Manchester United. "I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue, but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level," he says. (Business Insider calls attention to his "best goal," which came in classic bend-it fashion.)

Beckham also played for Real Madrid and the Los Angeles Galaxy, winning titles with both those clubs as well as with United. On the international stage, Beckham holds the England record for making 115 appearances as an outfield player for the national team. (Read more David Beckham stories.)

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