David Beckham career

David Beckham was born 2 May 1975, one of the best English players in history. He retired from football in 2013, after a 20 year career, having played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team.

He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France. During his career he won 19 major trophies. He was famous for his range of passing, crossing ability and free-kicks, he was twice runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year.

Let's see his stats by the teams he played for:

David Beckham career summary

Team MP G A
Man. United
394 85 152
Real Madrid
155 20 33
LA Galaxy
118 20 22
AC Milan
33 2 7
Paris SG
14 0 2
England
115 17 36

First chapter - Manchester United

He started his career at Manchester United when he signed in July 1991, Beckham was part of a group of young players, which turned out to be one of the best in United's history including Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes also known as the 'Class of '92'.

David Beckham - Manchester United

In the season 1994-95 he then went to Preston North End on short loan to get some first team experience. He impressed, scoring two goals in five appearances, one of them being scored directly from a corner kick.

Beckham returned to Manchester and finally made his Premier League debut for Manchester United on 2 April 1995, in a goal-less draw against Leeds United. From 1995-96 season he became an unquestionable starter, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson putting a great deal of confidence in him.

He played for United until the summer of 2003 and won 14 trophies with the Red Devils

  • Premier League 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2002/03
  • Champions League 1998/99
  • FA Cup 1995/96, 1998/99
  • Community Shield 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
  • Intercontinental Cup 1999

The complete stats of Beckham's Manchester United career:

Season League Other Total
A G A G A G
1994-1995 4 0 6 1 10 1
1995-1996 33 7 7 1 40 8
1996-1997 36 8 13 4 49 12
1997-1998 37 9 13 2 50 11
1998-1999 34 6 21 3 55 9
1999-2000 31 6 17 2 48 8
2000-2001 31 9 15 0 46 9
2001-2002 28 11 15 5 43 16
2002-2003 31 6 21 5 52 11

Second chapter - Real Madrid

Before the 2003/2004 season Manchester United let him join reigning Spanish champions Real Madrid for €35 million on a four-year contract. Beckham became the latest signing in the Galácticos era of Real Madrid.

David Beckham Man United Real Madrid 35M €

It was an interesting transfer because Beckham was very close to a Barcelona move instead of Real Madrid, the two clubs(Manchester United and Barcelona) even announced an agreement, but he signed for Madrid, making him the third Englishman to play for the club after Laurie Cunningham and Steve McManaman.

David Beckham - Real Madrid

He started perfectly winning the Spanish Supercup and even scoring against Mallorca, but for Real Madrid wasn't a really successful period, winning only two trophies between 2003 and 2007:

  • La Liga 2006/07
  • Supercopa de Espana 2003

The complete stats of Beckham's Real Madrid career:

Season League Other Total
A G A G A G
2003-2004 32 3 13 4 45 7
2004-2005 30 4 8 0 38 4
2005-2006 31 3 10 2 41 5
2006-2007 23 3 8 1 31 4

Third chapter - LA Galaxy

In January 2007 it was confirmed that Beckham would be leaving Madrid in six months to join MLS side LA Galaxy. Beckham's signed a 5-year contract worth US$32.5 million in total or $6.5 million per year.

David Beckham - LA Galaxy

Beckham scores his first goal for LA Galaxy with a trademark free-kick. It was a successful spell for both Beckham and La Galaxy. The trophies won between 2007 and 2012:

  • MLS Cup 2011, 2012
  • MLS Supporter's Shield 2010, 2011
  • MLS Western Conference (Regular Season) 2009, 2010, 2011
  • MLS Western Conference (Playoffs) 2009, 2011, 2012

The complete stats of Beckham's Los Angeles Galaxy career:

Season League Other Total
A G A G A G
2007 5 0 2 1 7 1
2008 25 5 0 0 25 5
2009 11 2 4 0 15 2
2010 7 2 3 0 10 2
2011 26 2 4 0 30 2
2012 24 7 7 1 31 8

AC Milan loans

Beckham had two loan spells at AC Milan in 2008 and 2009. In 2008 there were speculations that the move could be permanent, but Beckham announced his intent to return to the Galaxy.

AC Milan didn't won any trophy in this periods. The complete stats of Beckham's AC Milan loan spells:

Season League Other Total
A G A G A G
2008-2009 18 2 2 0 20 2
2009-2010 11 0 2 0 13 0

Fourth chapter - PSG and retirement

On 31 January 2013 it was announced that Beckham will sign a contract with PSG. Beckham signed a five-month deal with the Ligue 1 club and confirmed that his entire salary during his time in Paris would be donated to a local children's charity.

Trophy:

  • Ligue 1 2012-13

The complete stats of Beckham's Paris Saint-Germain career:

Season League Other Total
A G A G A G
2012-2013 10 0 4 0 14 0

International Career

Beckham made his first appearance for the England national football team on 1 September 1996, in a World Cup qualifying match against Moldova. Beckham had played in all of England's qualifying matches for the 1998 World Cup and was part of the England squad at the World Cup finals in France. He scored his first goal for England against Colombia with a bending 30-yard free kick in a 2–0 victory.

David Beckham - England

On 15 November 2000, Beckham was promoted to team captain by the caretaker manager Peter Taylor, and then kept the role under new manager Sven-Göran Eriksson.

He was capped 115 times(being captain 59 times) scoring 17 goals and setting up 36 other goals.

The complete stats of Beckham's England career:

Year Apps Goals
1996 3 0
1997 9 0
1998 8 1
1999 7 0
2000 10 0
2001 10 5
2002 9 3
2003 9 4
2004 12 2
2005 9 1
2006 8 1
2007 5 0
2008 8 0
2009 8 0

Individual awards

  • England Player of the Year: 2003
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year 1998–99
  • UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year 1998–99
  • UEFA Team of the Year 2001, 2003
  • Real Madrid Player of the Year 2005–2006
  • PFA Young Player of the Year 1996–97
  • PFA Team of the Year 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000
  • Best MLS Player 2008
  • Best MLS Player 2011
  • Major League Soccer Best XI 2011

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