Birth Date: May 2 1975
Birth Place: Leytonstone, London
Birth Nation: England
Full name: David Robert Joseph Beckham
As a lad, David Beckham's parents were Manchester United supporters and they bought him Man United kits. However his grandparents were Tottenham Hotspur fans and used to get him Spurs kits.
David started playing football for his local side, Ridgeway Rovers and first kicked a ball at Old Trafford at eleven years old when he won the ' TSB Bobby Charlton Soccer Skills' Finals.
Manchester United scout, Malcolm Fidgeon was watching David playing for Ridgeway and decided to talk to David's parents about David playing for United. But his parents decided their son should finish school at Chingford before joining Manchester United.
From then on David went to every game Manchester United played in London and in 1987 he was the United mascot for the match at West Ham.
After finishing his schooling, David started playing for the West Ham United youth team but Manchester United decided to steal David from the Hammers (allegedly) and have David in their youth team instead, but David was happy about this because after all, he was a United supporter.
Shortly after David joined the England national football team, he was promoted to team captain under their new manager, Sven Goran Eriksson. David than had the spotlight on him when he turned from villain to a hero when they were losing against Greece 2-1 and had little time to regain. England was awarded a free kick after Sheringham was fouled, David took the game into his own hands and against all odds he scored the goal to qualify them for the 2002 World Cup final. Before the victorious goal online bookmaker Betway had Greece as favourites to win, however this changed the entire course of the game and England proceeded to the next stage of the tournament.