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An emotional David Beckham played his final home match for PSG and his first match since announcing his decision to retire at the end of the season. Asked if there had been any tears, Becks said: "I expected to have them a little bit, you know it was hard. You try to fight it back [...]
Already crowned Ligue 1 champions, PSG strolled to a 3-1 win against Brest in David Beckham's final match in Paris before his retirement. Beckham was given a rare start and wore the captain's armband, along with a special pair of boots (pictured below) he designed himself with the names of each of his four kids and the shirt numbers he wore throughout his career.
David Beckham has announced that he will retire at the end of this season and Sky Sports News was all over the story, making sure that no matter where your eyeballs are looking, you know the news. Except for the part of the screen with former England manager Steve McClaren looking forlorn.
Beckham released a statement on his Facebook page to announce his decision.
At last, the crown-prince of English sport, David Beckham has finally decided to call it a day on what has been an incredible career, spanning such mighty clubs as Man Utd, Real Madrid, AC Milan, LA Galaxy, PSG and, of course, Preston North End.
However, as well as possessing a mighty fine right foot, Mr.
PSG's title celebrations were overshadowed by rioting on the streets of Paris. Part of their victory tour had to be cut short, including a planned moonlit boat trip along the Seine river. [Pause to allow you to briefly imagine you're on a moonlit boat trip on the Seine with David Beckham.] Thousands of fans had [.
PSG finally clinched the Ligue 1 title with a 1-0 win against Lyon on Sunday. This pleased Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But as he celebrated with his teammates in the dressing room after the match, PSG director of football Leonardo attempted to tell Ibrahimovic that he had to go take an anti-doping test. This did not please Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Of all the places you might have expected to hear effusive praise for David Beckham in light of his impending retirement, the Houston Dynamo training facility was likely pretty far down the list.
Nevertheless, with Becks celebrating the apparent end of his playing career this past week, the Dynamo – who fell to Beckham's Galaxy in each of the last two MLS Cups – weren't shy about their respect for Major League Soccer's international face.
One of the most decorated players in world soccer has decided to call it quits.
According to multiple reports, David Beckham has decided to announce his retirement, just days after winning his tenth league title in four different countries. The 38-year-old Englishman has made 13 appearances in all competitions for Paris Saint-Germain since signing with the club at the end of January.
For once, David Beckham had nowhere to go. There was nothing left to conquer. Winning in four different countries, this 38-year-old, though still capable, got the chance to depart the game as a winner, on his own terms.
"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.
"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.
At some football clubs it's not that difficult to be remembered by the fans as a "legend". For one club, it might be someone who has scored a lot of goals, for another it might be someone who is half decent and rejected offers from other clubs, at another it might be the person who scored the winning goal in a cup final or promotion play-off.
For those amongst us in our early forties, it's a disconcerting thought. We have reached an age at which there is a generation gap between us and adults younger than us. A forty-five year-old in 2013 may not feel middle-aged but there is no question that he is, and perhaps there are young adults who now view David Beckham in the same way as the young football supporter of the early 1960s may have regarded the dotage years of the career of Stanley Matthews at that time, as one of the last surviving relics of a bygone and musty age that will not be seen again.
So yesterday David Beckham said goodbye to soccer. This morning I woke up and checked the beIn sports app to see what the soccer schedule was this weekend and to my surprise the first four stories where tied to Golden Balls. I'm for covering his retirement but don't you think, that is a little overkill.
David Beckham announced his retirement from soccer today. While he still has two matches remaining in his final chapter at Paris Saint Germain, he will long be remembered for some memorable goals scored from free kicks throughout his career.
In the video below, the free kick revolution started when Manchester United sent him on loan to Preston North End.
Before he scored that iconic goal against Greece, married a Spice Girl, won the treble, became the Pied Piper for MLS and got into the underpants racket, David Beckham was just a spikey-haired 14-year-old signing a contract in a wood-paneled room with a man who had never won anything for Manchester United.
To coincide with his retirement announcement, David Beckham conducted an interview with his former Manchester United teammate Gary Neville. In the interview, Beckham discussed everything from why he felt it was time to end his long and distinguished career at 38 years old to the hurt caused by his celebrity overshadowing his playing career.
Let's get this out of the way it is a sad day when David Beckham announces he is retiring from football at the end of the season. Oh come on, amid arrogant statements like : "He wasn't a footballer anyway" (right then, so it was a Hockey Stick that won those six titles with Man United!
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David Beckham has announced that he will retire from football at the end of this season. The former LA Galaxy, Man United and Real Madrid star will call it a day after winning the French league title with Paris St Germain.
He said: "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.
David Beckham's illustrious footballing career looks as if it will finally wind down at the end of this season. The PSG midfielder was rumoured to be extending his stay in Paris but it looks as Beckham will finally call quits on a career that has literally taken him around the world.
"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 said.
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An early exit after 27 years: Sir Alex steps down in his own style
By Anthony Lopopolo
The numbers pop out of his resume like eyes out of a cartoon character: he won 27 major trophies with United over the same number of years; he outlasted 116 managers on seven major European clubs; and he's won 75% of his home games at Old Trafford.
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The FA's YouTube channel says the kid nutmegged Beckham in this Zurich appearance during World Cup bid week a while back, but it's hard to tell if he actually did. Either way, this might have been the moment Beckham first started thinking about retirement.
Following the news that David Beckham is to hang up his boots at the end of the season, OTP explores some of the standout moments of the ex-England captain's career. 1. The free-kick against Greece Having already ran around like a man possessed to play Greece almost by himself for most of the match, Becks [.
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Gary Neville: You've just announced your retirement. Why now?
David Beckham: I think over the years when I've seen players retire, when you ask them about it, they always say 'you'll know when you're ready'. And I think I know when I'm ready. I think I'm ready. Obviously it's a difficult decision because I still like I can play at the top level and still have done for the last six months.
still remember that sunny day in Los Angeles, waiting for David Beckham to enter the stadium suite that had been reserved for the local Galaxy reporters. We were a pretty small bunch, about twelve total. Soon, due to the dying print media industry, there would be even less of us.
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