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In light of his retirement, David Beckham through the years

International star in soccer and fashion won titles with Manchester United in England, Real Madrid in Spain, the LA Galaxy in the United States and PSG in France.

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England and Manchester United midfield soccer player David Beckham shown in this May 1998 photo at a book signing.

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Manchester United's David Beckham (R) scores on a free kick against Zalaegerszeg with Paul Scholes looking on during their second leg UEFA Champions League qualifier at Old Trafford, August 27, 2002.


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Manchester United's David Beckham heads the ball during their Champions League Group D second phase match against FC Basle at Old Trafford, March 12, 2003.


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England's David Beckham celebrates his goal against Azerbaijan in their group six World Cup qualifying soccer match at St. James' Park in Newcastle, March 30, 2005.


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In this photograph supplied by Adidas, soccer superstar  David Beckham, "bends it" towards a floating goal in New York's East River next to the Brooklyn Bridge to promote his new Adidas PredatorPulse cleat and apparel line, in this June 1, 2005 photo.

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Real Madrid's David Beckham of England, celebrates after he scored against Rosenborg during a Group F UEFA Champions League soccer match in Madrid, Spain Wednesday Oct. 19, 2005.

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England's David Beckham and Wayne Rooney celebrate after teammate Peter Crouch's goal against Trinidad and Tobago during their Group B World Cup 2006 soccer match in Nuremberg June 15, 2006.


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England's David Beckham takes a free kick during their international friendly soccer match against Germany in London August 22, 2007.


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Real Madrid's David Beckham acknowledges the crowd after their Champions League first knockout round, first leg soccer match against Bayern Munich at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium February 20, 2007.


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This image released by Sports Illustrated, shows Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham on the cover of the July 11, 2007 issue.

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Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham waves to the crowd as he takes part in the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees MLB American League baseball game in Toronto August 6, 2007.


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From left: Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Victoria Beckham, David Beckham, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith pose for photographers at a private party held in honor of the Beckhams at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sunday, July 22, 2007, in Los Angeles. Cruise, Holmes, Pinkett Smith and Smith co-hosted the party.

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A girl takes a picture with a mobile phone of a maxi advertising campaign for Armani underwear with British soccer player David Beckham in downtown Milan, January 15, 2008.


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AC Milan's David Beckham reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match against AS Roma at the Olympic stadium in Rome, January 11, 2009.


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AC Milan's David Beckham of Britain is seen during their exhibition match against Hungary's All Star league team in Budapest in this April 22, 2009 file photo.


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Former Manchester United player David Beckham applauds Gary Neville after Neville's testimonial soccer match, against Juventus, at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday May 24, 2011.

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LA Galaxy's David Beckham takes a corner kick against Toronto FC as fans throw confetti at him during the first half of their CONCACAF Champions League quarter finals soccer match in Toronto, March 7, 2012


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In this Dec. 1, 2012 file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham, center, of England, is sprayed with champagne as they celebrate in the dressing room after defeating the Houston Dynamo 3-1 in the MLS Cup championship soccer game in Carson, Calif.

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ish soccer player and London 2012 Olympic Games ambassador David Beckham reacts after lighting the Olympic torch with a cauldron after arriving at RNAS Culdrose base near Helston in Cornwall, south west England in this May 18, 2012 file picture.


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The Beckham family arrive for Viva Forever! Press Night, a musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls, at the Piccadilly Theatre in central London, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

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Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham celebrate at the end of their team's French Ligue 1 soccer match against Olympique Lyon at the Gerland stadium in Lyon May 12, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain secured the French Ligue 1 soccer Championships title after beating Olympique Lyon 0-1 on Sunday in Lyon.


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