The life and times of David Beckham
David Beckham shows his impressed face at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, during the International Friendly between England and Honduras on June 7, 2014.
The former international footballer promotes "David Beckham: Into the Unknown", in London on June 2, 2014. The documentary chronicles his journey into the rainforests of South America by motorbike along with three close friends.
Red carpet affair
David Beckham and wife Victoria share the spotlight in New York City at the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014.
Welcome to Miami
Becks poses with his ownership group that plans to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Miami. The team is still awaiting approval for new stadium plans.
David Beckham celebrates with teammate Robbie Keane after winning the MLS Western Conference championship on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. The win placed Beckham in the title game for the second straight year.
Good as gold
Beckham was in the MLS for five seasons before he won his first MLS Cup on Nov. 20, 2011. He became one of the few players to win league titles with three different clubs in three different countries.
First Lady's a fan
Michelle Obama walks withBeckham during a 'Let's Move!' event for about 1,000 American military children and American and British students ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics on July 27, 2012.
Carrying the torch
Beckham holds the Olympic Flame in Cornwall, England, in preperation for the 2012 London Olympics. A British delegation including David Beckham, flew back with the flame from Greece where they attended a ceremony welcoming the flame, before being taken on a 70-day relay involving 8,000 torchbearers covering 8,000 miles.
show of hands
Beckham heads for the dressing room following the friendly between Newcastle and the Galaxy on Nov. 27, 2010 in Newcastle, Australia.
Prince William, Britain Prime Minister David Cameron and David Beckham meet during a meeting to discuss the 2018 World Cup bid winners announcement.
Move to MIlan
Beckham, shown here after a Serie A game, was twice loaned to Italian power AC Milan while a member of the Galaxy in 2008 and 2009. It didn't always go over well with fans.
Los Angeles Galaxy supporters hold up signs for Beckham during his loan to Milan.
Becks and Cruise
Tom Cruise and David Beckham leave a performace of the Broadway play "All My Sons," on Nov. 26, 2008, in New York. The men and their families have become great friends during Beckham's stay in L.A.
Beckham holds a ball toward the crowd during the closing ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Aug. 24, 2008.
Beckham celebrates with English captain John Terry after a goal against Brazil on June 1, 2007. Beckham has 115 caps with England, 10 short of the most by any English player.
Beckham and his boys
Beckham sits courtside with his sons Cruz, far left, Romeo and Brooklyn, right, during a game between the Lakers and Suns. Beckham has four children, including a daughter, Harper.
Larger than life
A view at the Unveiling of Macy's New Emporio Armani Underwear Advertising Campaign on June, 18, 2008 in San Francisco. Beckham has always been a worldwide brand.
Act of kindness
As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham carries five-year-old Foday during a tour of a therapeutic feeding center on Jan. 19, 2008 in Makeni, Sierra Leone. Foday is being treated for severe malnutrition at the UNICEF-supported center, the only one of its kind in the northern part of the country.
Beckham made his long-awaited MLS debut against DC United on Aug. 9, 2007.
Kickin' it in L.A.
Beckham holds up his new jersey as he is introduced on July 13, 2007 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Fans cheer before the news conference introducing Beckham to the Los Angeles crowd.
Becks lives the Posh life
Beckham and his wife, Victoria Beckham, arrive at Los Angeles International Airport on July 12, 2007. Both of the Beckhams are familiar with the paparazzi.
The Real deal
Beckham celebrates after Real Madrid won its 30th Spanish League title on June 17, 2007 in Madrid. It was Beckham's finale with the club he'd been with since 2003.
Checking out the new guy
Los Angeles Galaxy players listen to Beckham during a press conference via satellite from Madrid, on Jan. 12 2007. Beckham received a $250 million deal to move to the Galaxy.
Coming to America
A man poses with a New York Times showing a full-page advertisement announcing Beckham's arrival to the MLS in the summer of 2007.
Beckham celebrates with teammate Ashley Cole after scoring the opening goal of England's 2006 World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany.
Victoria Beckham watches England play along with her sons Romeo and Brooklyn, right, on June 15, 2006.
Beckham waves an English flag from the window of a British Airways plane carrying the team to Germany for the World Cup on June 5, 2006.
Larger than life
Beckham talks to the media after training for the World Cup on June 23, 2006.
A work of art
Hazel Sutherland of Britain's National Portrait Gallery looks at a video of David Beckham sleeping. The 67-minute video loop shown on April 27, 2004 at the National Portrait Gallery in central London by artist Sam Taylor-Wood has been called "unashamedly beautiful" by the Guardian newspaper.
When Beckham left Manchester United for Real Madrid, the signing was the top news story in Great Britain.
Beckham didn't appear in the movie "Bend it Like Beckham," but the popular movie capitalized on the fame of his free kicks.
Queen, and the king
Queen Elizabeth II receives the Jubilee Baton from six-year old Kirsty Howard and David Beckham during the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on July 25, 2002.
Brazilian defender Roberto Carlos consoles Beckham after England's 2-1 loss in the 2002 World Cup semifinals.
Face of the game
Beckham holds the official match ball of the 2002 World Cup.
Beckham isn't a huge goalscorer, but he's notched crucial goals for his team thanks to his free kicks.
Beckham gets a kiss from his son, Brooklyn, after Manchester United won the FA Cup in 2001.
Beckham lifts the trophy after the Red Devils beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the 1999 Champions League final. That capped a season in which Man U won the Champions, Premier League and FA Cup.
One of Beckham's worst moments came when he drew the first red card of his career for a foul against Argentina during the second round of the 1998 World Cup in France.
Beckham poses with his then fiance, Victoria Adams, outside their hotel after announcing their engagement on Jan. 25, 1998. Adams gained international fame as a member of the British pop group, The Spice Girls.
Beckham made his Manchester United debut in 1995.