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David Beckham Announces Retirement from Soccer

David Beckham Announces Retirement from Soccer

David Beckham has officially announced his retirement from professional soccer after this current season with his team Paris Saint-Germain.

The 38-year-old soccer star said he is “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,” in a statement on Thursday (May 16).

“If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I’m fortunate to have realized those dreams,” David added.

“I’m honored to represent England both on and off the pitch. … I want to thank all my teammates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from. I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed,” David concluded.

Also pictured inside: David and his former team Paris Saint-Germain celebrating their French league title in Paris, France earlier this week. On Thursday (May 16), David was spotted leaving practice in a grey t-shirt.

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  • Mama

    Finally

  • lala

    He seems like such a decent person…all the best to him!

  • Sara

    End of an era for those of us who love the beautiful game, and man an end of an exceptional Global spanning career. And the best thing he always kept his class, and passion, great guy.

    Best of luck Becks in your future, and to you and your fmaily, thank you for the two decade of amazing memories!

  • lol

    finally…he is OLD!!! and terrible soccer player!!!!

  • lol

    @Sara: whaaat he’s terrible soccer player!

  • http://www.justine-henin.be nguyen tran gia linh

    OMG….I Really Love David & His Family

  • Gino

    And no one in america cared…..

  • Lola_uk

    Good riddance! #overhyped

  • MariBy

    Dont worry David. Soccer is still the same with or without you.

  • http://www.rozdujour.com Roz

    Beckham can go back to moonlighting as an Underwear model LOL!
    http://loljam.com/post/7982

  • titiparisien

    @lol:

    Excuse me ? do you really know anything about football ?
    he was a great footballer , one of the best , and we are very proud of his presence in Paris saint germain team !

  • KILLMENOW

    well its a good thing nobody in america gives a rat’s a$$ about soccer or we would all…. still not care

  • 12-comments? Some Icon.. HaHa!

    Finally!!! Over-Hyped/Over-Rated & most definitely-OverPaid!!

    He ceased being a sportsman once he hooked up with his glum, anorexic, ferret-looking wife and decided being a “celebrity” & chasing fame & $ was more important!

    Hopefully this means less press of these two ego-maniacs in the foreseeable future!

    A world without the “Beckhams’” would be a dream come true!!
    The adoration poured onto this couple is so undeserved!
    Now GO AWAY!

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