David Beckham is retiring from from active football after the season, ending his career in which he become a global superstar since starting his career at Manchester United.
The 38-year-old Englishman who recently has won a league title with Paris Saint-Germain said in a statement on Friday he is “thankful to PSG for giving him the opportunity to continue but he feels that now is the right time to finish his amazing career, and playing at the highest football level.”
Beckham has player for Man Utd,Real Madrid, AC Milan and the Los Angeles Galaxy now has only two games left this season with PSG.
“If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I’m fortunate to have realized those dreams,” Beckham said.
On the international stage,for England’s national team, David Beckham has made 115 appearances — a record for a player other than a goalkeeper.
“To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country,” Beckham said. “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 honored to represent England both on and off the pitch. … I want to thank all my teammates, 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.”