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
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(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.

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May 16, 2013 5:33 PM CDT
never heard of--- Henry beaver ...
May 16, 2013 12:18 PM CDT
Incredible player and an incredible person on and off the pitch. Football is the largest spectator sport on the planet, so he is well known to most, obviously not well known to Americans nor is the sport of Football in general. American Football on the other hand is a minor sport, in the global sense, not well known and not well understood by most as it is more a regional, north american sport, so it doesn't reach many folks. But Football does, and in turn Beckham has won titles with teams from four out of the five countries he has played in, and is highly respected for his work off of the pitch (field) as well as on. Sad to see him retire but I am sure we will continue to see more of him with all the work he does to help others and with his other endeavours as well.
May 16, 2013 10:52 AM CDT
thank you