Facts all about:
Birth name David Robert Joseph Beckham
Birthday 2 May 1975
Star sign Taurus
Birthplace Leytonstone, London
Marriages Victoria Adams, July 1999 - present
Before he became one of the world's most famous footballers, David Beckham arrived into the world in London in 1975.
He was born the middle child of parents Sandra West and David 'Ted' Beckham. They also have daughters Lynne and Joanne.
David inherited a love of football from his mum and dad, who were both big Manchester United fans. He showed his potential as a player from an early age and joined the club's training division at 16.
In 1995 David Beckham made his debut for the team in the Premier League and soon established himself as one of England's most promising young footballers.
He became even more of a household name when he started dating Spice Girls star Victoria Adams in 1997. They married in July 1999, just months after the birth of their first child Brooklyn.
Second son Romeo was born three years later and Cruz arrived in February 2005. The couple's only daughter, Harper Seven, came along in July 2011.
While David's personal life was going well, his relationship with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson deteriorated and David left the club for Real Madrid in 2003. He and his family moved to Spain.
Victoria and David Beckham hit the headlines in April 2004 when their PA Rebecca Loos claimed she'd been having an affair with David. He dismissed the accusations as 'ludicrous'.
In 2007 the footballer signed a £125 million deal with LA Galaxy and the Beckhams set up home in America.
He played for AC Milan during two loan periods before heading to Paris Saint-Germain in January 2013. David kindly donated his salary to a children's charity.
At the end of the 2012-13 season, in which he helped PSG win the French football league, David Beckham retired from the sport.
He certainly achieved a lot in his football career - not only is he the only English footballer to have won league titles in four countries but he also earned a record-breaking 115 caps for England.
Since hanging up his boots, David has embarked on numerous commercial ventures and charity work.
He's supported Victoria in her career as a fashion designer.
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