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David Beckham's career in pictures
16 May 2013
Last updated at 16:54
David Beckham joins Paris St-Germain until June 2013, before retiring from footie - Newsround looks at the former England captain's career in pictures.
Footie legend David Beckham has announced he's retiring from the beautiful game. The former England captain has announced that this current season with French team Paris St Germain is his last. His extraordinary career has seen him grab headlines across the globe.
Beckham made his Manchester United debut in the League Cup at Brighton in September 1992, four months after winning the FA Youth Cup in a team that included Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Keith Gillespie.
New manager Glenn Hoddle gave David Beckham his England debut in Moldova in 1996, they team went on to 3-0.
Beckham helped Manchester United make it to the Premier League and FA Cup Double in his first full season in 1996, forming a partnership with Gary Neville down the right flank.
Beckham forced his way into Glenn Hoddle's team at the World Cup in France in 1998, scoring his first international goal in a 2-0 win over Colombia, with a trademark free-kick. But he was sent off for kicking out at Argentina's Diego Simeone in the second round and England were knocked out on penalties.
Beckham faced an angry reaction from opposition fans throughout the following season but was a key man as United won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1999. They won the European Cup for a second time with a dramatic win over Bayern Munich in the Nou Camp.
Becks began dating Spice Girl Victoria Adams - aka Posh Spice - in 1997. They got married in 1999. The couple now have four children; sons Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James and Cruz David, and daughter Harper Seven.
Beckham was named England captain for the first time in a 1-0 friendly defeat in Italy by caretaker manager Peter Taylor.
Beckham produced a perfect captain's performance when he curled in a late free-kick to earn a 2-2 draw with Greece at Old Trafford, booking England a place at the 2002 World Cup.
Beckham went a long way towards making up for his red card at the 1998 World Cup with a penalty to beat Argentina 1-0 in the group phase in 2002.
Beckham was hit by a boot kicked by manager Sir Alex Ferguson following a 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round defeat by Arsenal at Old Trafford in February 2003. He scored in a 2-1 win at Everton in his final appearance for the club. This was his sixth Premier League title win with Manchester United.
Beckham made a £24.5 million move to Real Madrid on 18 June 2003, ending a 12-year stint at Old Trafford. He made his debut in 2-1 Spanish Super Cup defeat by Real Mallorca.
The footie favourite had a penalty saved in a 2-1 group game defeat by France. He missed the penalty shoot-out and England were knocked out of Euro 2004 by Portugal.
Beckham limped off before half-time as England were knocked out in the quarter final of the 2006 World Cup on penalties by Portugal. Earlier in the tournament he scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory against Ecuador and became the first Englishman to score at three World Cups.
Beckham announced he would join US team LA Galaxy in January 2007. But before he left, Real won La Liga for the first time since his move to Spain.
Beckham was signed by LA Galaxy in July 2007.
Beckham joined AC Milan on loan in January 2009 in an attempt to get back into the England team.
Beckham won his 115th and final England cap in a 3-0 win over Belarus in October 2009. He ruptured his achilles during a second loan spell at AC Milan, and this ended his hopes of playing in the 2010 World Cup.
Beckham helped set up the goal for Landon Donovan as LA Galaxy won the 2011 MLS Cup with a 1-0 victory over Houston Dynamo. After much speculation that he might join Paris St Germain, Beckham signed a two-year deal to remain in the United States.
Beckham then announced that the 2012 MLS Cup Final would be his final game with the Galaxy. Playing in a 3-1 win over Houston Dynamo, Beckham finished after five and a half years spent playing in the United States, and was substituted in the 89th minute to a standing ovation.
After months of speculation and reported offers from clubs across the world, it is revealed that Beckham will sign for French Ligue 1 side Paris St Germain until June 2013.
On 31 January 2013 Beckham was joined at a press conference by the PSG hierarchy as it was announced the midfielder, now 37, would play in Paris for free - he will be donating his salary to charity.