Thursday, May 16, 2013

BREAKING: David Beckham is retiring from football

David Beckham
The Associated Press has confirmed the announcement from football legend, David Beckham that he is retiring from football – bringing an end to a glamorous, trend-setting and altogether successful run on the global field.
“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 his country, collecting 115 caps, and celebrated as a champion in four different countries – the only British footballer in history to do so,” Sportsmail recalls.
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.
When approached for comment by Sportsmail, Beckham’s representative was today unavailable.
Out on a high: Beckham is retiring after helping Carlo Ancelotti's PSG win the French title for the first time in 19 years
Pure delight: Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrate the title
Out on a high: Beckham is retiring after helping Carlo Ancelotti’s PSG win the title for the first time in 19 years, which celebrated emphatically with team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Fond farewell: Beckham soaked up the applause in Paris earlier this week during PSG's open-top bus title paradeFond farewell: Beckham soaked up the applause in Paris earlier this week during PSG’s open-top bus title parade