Birth name David Robert Joseph Beckham

Birthday 2 May 1975

Star sign Taurus

Birthplace Leytonstone, London

Marriages Victoria Adams, July 1999 – present

David Beckham was born to Sandra West and David ‘Ted’ Beckham in London in 1975.

He has two sisters, Lynne and Joanne.

David showed his potential as a football player from an early age and joined Manchester United’s training division at 16.

In 1995 David Beckham made his Premier League debut for the team and established himself as one of England’s most promising young footballers.

He became even more of a household name when he started dating Spice Girl Victoria Adams in 1997. They married in 1999, just months after the birth of first child Brooklyn.

Second son Romeo was born in 2002 and Cruz arrived in 2005. The couple’s only daughter, Harper Seven, came along in 2011.

David left Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2003.

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 with LA Galaxy and the Beckhams moved to America.

He played for AC Milan during two loan periods before joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2013.

In May 2013 David Beckham retired from the sport.

He’s the only English footballer to have won league titles in four countries and also earned a record-breaking 115 caps for England.

Since retiring David has embarked on numerous commercial ventures and charity work.

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