How much is David Beckham worth?
|Net Worth:||$350 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Football Player|
|Date of Birth:||May 2, 1975 (age 47)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
About David Beckham
David Beckham is by far one of the biggest stars football has ever had. Let us unpack the life and career of one of the most exciting lives Britain and the world have witnessed in the last 30 years. He was the second, out of three children Georgina and Ted Beckham had. She worked as a hairdresser, while her husband worked as a kitchen fitter. David Beckham was aware of his dream from a very early age. No matter who you ask, they will always tell you that David wanted to be a professional footballer.
He made his first footballing steps in Leyton Orient. But even at an early age, he knew where he wanted to end up in. His whole family were fanatical about Man Utd, and young David was no different. The dream was to play for Man Utd, no other club at that time was in his mind. Soon he started to excel at youth levels and after two years at Brimsdown Rovers, he finally got a trail at his dream club Man Utd. He impressed and signed a youth deal.
But, it would take two more seasons until fans would realize just what kind of set-piece wizard they had. The Number Seven shirt that is so famous in the history of Man Utd, would be his only in his third season. He wore the number 10 in his second season. In that second season, he also scored one of the greatest goals ever. In the game against Wimbledon, he managed to score a chip shot from over 60 yards out.
The 1998 1999 season would be one of the greatest in the history of Man Utd and of David Beckham’s career. The team won the famous Treble, the English Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League. He was especially critical against Bayern Munich in the Champions League finals. Man Utd was a goal down coming into extra time, when Man Utd scored twice in extra time, both goals coming of corners taken by Beckham.
As the number of trophies increased so did Beckham’s wages. During that time he was one of the best-paid athletes in Britain. His global status also rose after he married Victoria, the member of the Spice Girls, who were the most popular pop band in the world at the time. The newfound stardom didn’t really shake David Beckham at first. He continued to perform as he always did. The club also performed well and kept winning trophies. Ferguson always stated that David Beckham was a hard-working humble lad until he got married. The marriage changed him and he became more and more obsessed with the way he looks and how high his contract was.
Eventually, the rift between David Beckham and the manager Sir Alex Ferguson became so big, that Beckham had to leave. He was transferred to Real Madrid, one of many so-called Galacticos to join the club at that time. But he didn’t really settle at Real Madrid. His first season was also his best. He struggled to fit in, and the many managerial changes at Real Madrid didn’t help that. In those four years at Real Madrid, he played close to 120 games and scored 13 goals.
He joined LA Galaxy afterwards, with a few loan spells at Milan and PSG, but he never ascended to the form he displayed at Manchester United.
After being named the U-15 Player of the Year, and signing for Man Utd he career started to take off. He was one of the famous members of the class of 92, which included him Ryan Giggs, the brothers Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt. In the 1994 1995 season, he was a loan for a few matches to Preston North End. David Beckham always stated that that little club will forever be in his heart. He impressed there and even managed to score a goal from the corner, which is one of the rarest kinds of goals you will see on the football field.
His first season back at Man Utd would also be his breakthrough season. It took him only a couple of games before he became the standard choice in Man Utd famous 4-4-2. The team that year won the double, both Premier League and FA cup. It would be one of many trophies David Beckham would win in his celebrated career.
There are two aspects to the career of David Beckham, the one on the field and the one off the field. Sadly, those two clashed, which resulted in a worse second half of his career than the first one. But let’s start with his successes as a footballer. He was clearly a big talent and everyone was aware of that from an early age. But, he also worked very hard to accomplish everything he did. Alex Ferguson used to say that before he married, he would always be the last guy off the pitch and would practice incessantly with developmental coaches in his free time.
His success off the field can be attributed to the show biz connections his wife Victoria had, as well as his being a likeable, handsome guy. His looks and footballing success helped him land a lot of endorsement deals. When we combine the two, his footballing success and his media marketability we aren’t surprised to find out that his net worth has grown so explosively, and continues to do so.
If there is such a thing as the British Dream, a modern tale from rags to riches, David Beckham is probably the closest thing to it. A boy from a hard-working family made his and his family’s biggest dream come true, he became a Man Utd player. But not only that, he was once part of the most successful period Man Utd ever had. He was also an England international and captain. Only father time can defeat hard work and talent, but for those years at Man Utd and Real Madrid, David Beckham has shown that if you give your best you can be on top of the world.