David Beckham Will retire at the End of This Season.
David Beckham Will retire: The former England captain, most Popular, Highest Paid and Richest Soccer Player of the World David Beckham will quit at the top days after helping “PSG” to their first French championship in 19 years. That made him the first Englishman to win titles in four different countries, and PSG were keen to hold on to the midfielder beyond the end of his short-term contract.
But Beckham has instead opted to follow his old mentor Sir Alex Ferguson into retirement, calling a halt to a senior career which began with a Manchester United debut in a League Cup tie at Brighton on September 23 1992. His final appearance is likely to come for PSG away at Lorient on May 26. 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. “I’m fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it’s my time to give back.”
Beckham won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a Champions League with United, where he was voted PFA Young Player of the Year in 1997. Glenn Hoddle gave him an England debut in September 1996, and he survived the fall-out from an infamous red card at the 1998 World Cup to become his country’s most-capped outfield player, 59 of 115 appearances coming as skipper.
Former Manchester United and England team-mate Phil Neville gave his reaction on Twitter and said: “David Beckham – what an unbelievable career – 4 titles in 4 countries over 100 caps for England and the best ambassador this countries has had!”
Beckham spent two loan spells in Italy with Milan and made a final move to Paris in January this year. he Also joined Sky as an ambassador for sport earlier this year and has also spent time promoting football in China.