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David Beckham is an English professional player who played for Manchester United, Preston North End (on loan), Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain, LA Galaxy, and the England national team during his 20 years football career, winning 19 major trophies. Beckham is arguably one of the most decorated football players, and he is currently a co-owner of Salford City; an English professional football club which competes in the League 2 division of the English football league. He is also the president of Italian giants, Inter Millan Football Club.
David Beckham at Manchester United
David Beckham started his professional football career in 1992 when he signed for Manchester United at the age of 17. He was part of the Manchester youth team which won the FA Youth Cup, together with other Manchester United greats such as Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, and Nicky Butt. However, Beckham had to wait for his league debut which came through on 2 April 1995, when he was named as part of the team that played Leeds United at home. With Beckham preferring a position in the midfield, the departure of Andrei Kanchelskis opened up space in the right midfield, where Beckham established himself as one of the best players at the time; a position which he occupied till his departure.
After making his debut, Beckham scored the winning goal in the FA Cup semi-final game against Chelsea, helping United finish the season with a double. The 1996/97 campaign began on a high for Beckham, when he scored the famous halfway line goals at Selhurst Park, with the player helping the team finish top of the premier league table. David’s two corner kicks which were scored by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham helped Manchester United beat Bayern Munich at the Champions League Final in the 1998/99 season.