David Beckham has retired from football, bringing an end to a glittering playing career.
Since his debut for Manchester United two decades ago, the 38-year-old has emerged as arguably the most iconic sportsman of his generation, captaining England, collecting 115 caps, and celebrated as a champion in four different countries — the only British footballer in history to do so.
Despite the offer of an extended one-year deal at Paris Saint-German, the 38-year-old has played his last game, bowing out on a high after helping Carlo Ancelotti’s side win the French title for the first time in 19 years.
Confirming the blockbuster announcement, Beckham said: “I’m thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level.”
On the international stage, centurion Beckham holds the England record for making 115 appearances as an outfield player for the national team.
“To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country,” Beckham added.