After assisting Paris Saint-Germain win the League 1 title for the first time in 19 years this past weekend, 38-year-old soccer great, David Beckham has announced his retirement today.
“If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, I would have told you it was a fantasy,” said Beckham in a statement. I have proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world. “I’m fortunate to have realized those dreams.”
Beckham has had the opportunity to play with some of the world’s top clubs but during his announcement he singled out his time as captain in his home country as his most memorable and “proudest achievements.”
“I knew every time I wore the Three Lions shirt, I was not only following in a long line of great players, I was also representing every fan that cared passionately about their country.
“I’m honoured to represent England both on and off the pitch. I want to thank all my team-mates and the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from. I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed.”
Beckham is most looking forward to spending more time with with wife, ex-Spice Girl, Victoria and their four children.