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Thursday, May 16, 2013

David Beckham retires from football at 38...read his statement



David Beckham has retired from football at the age of 38, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career. David Beckham who capped 155 times for his country is worth £165m  making him the richest athlete ever in British sport. During his 21 years as a footballer,  he played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint Germain . He is the only footballer to win a league title in four different countries . Beckham will retire to become a sport ambassador.  Read his statement below...

"I'm thankful to PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) 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. I'm fortunate to have realized those dreams.
"To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country. 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 wouldn't have achieved what I have done today without my family. I'm grateful for my parents' sacrifice, which made me realize my dreams. I owe everything to Victoria and the kids, who have given me the inspiration and support to play at the highest level for such a long period. I also want to thank Simon Fuller and his team for their continued support.
"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.
"Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I'm starting a new adventure and I'm genuinely excited about what lies ahead. I'm fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it's my time to give back."

5 comments:

  1. Standing ovation to a great man

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  2. you are invited to follow my blog

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  3. Wow.......what a great nd well constructed statement.....so touching

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  4. One of the world greatest u wld always be. The football world wld surely miss u but I knw u re hanging the boot to become a gr8 ambassador of the game. Kudooossssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hands up.

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