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David Beckham Facts - Introduction

Hello and welcome to my interesting facts about David Beckham article.

I think that David Beckham name is recognized in every part of the world and is associated with being a great soccer player, worldwide sex symbol and being married to the Spice Girl Victoria does not hurt in recognition of one of the most popular athletes in the world.

I decided to write this article and dedicate a whole web page to interesting facts about David Beckham that you may or may not know.

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* David Beckham's full name is David Robert Joseph Beckham.

* David Beckham was born on May 2nd, 1975.

* Continuing with facts about David Beckham I wanted to mention that his first car was Ford Escort.

* Best men at David Beckham's wedding was Gary Neville, who was also his teammate from Manchester United days according to facts about David Beckham.

* Interesting David Beckham fact is that he was only 12 years old when he won the Bobby Charlton soccer skills award. The prize was a 2 week trip to train with FC Barcelona.

* Facts about David Beckham continue with his marriage to Victoria Adams in July 1999. Victoria was part of the popular band "Spice Girls" and is well known as Posh in the band.

* Another interesting fact about David Beckham is that he has always played in the Midfield position for all of his clubs.

* Interesting David Beckham fact is that he made his debut for Manchester United on April 2nd, 1995 against Leeds United, after almost 4 years with the club. His debut came mostly because of injuries suffered by the starting players.

* Fun fact about David Beckham is that the movie "Bend It Like Beckham" was made in honor of David Beckhams skills.

* Interesting fact about David Beckams most famous goal is that it came from the halfway line against Wimbledon during the 1996/97 season with Manchester United.

* David Beckham fun facts continue with his first red card of his career during the 1998 World Cup second round against Argentina when he blatantly kicked Diego Simeone earning him a straight red card and the blame for England's early exit from the 1998 World Cup.

* Most interesting and fun David Beckham fact is when he took both corners during the 1999 Uefa Champions League overtime win against Bayern Munich. Manchester United was down 1-0 throughout the game but than they stunned Bayern Munchen with two late goals in the 3 minutes of stoppage time. Beckham took both corners to set up Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the most surprising come back in soccer history.

* Interesting David Beckham fact is that David was an excellent distance runner as a kid.

* Funny David Beckham fact shows him being made a Manchester United mascot against West Ham when he was 12 years old.

* Beckham soccer facts continue by mentioning that his first number for Manchester United was #10, than he switched to #7 after Eric Cantona left the club.

* Interesting fact about David Beckham was the fact that he finished a runner up twice for the World Footballer of the Year, in 2000 and 2001.

* Facts about David Beckham include having a wax statue made of him that is displayed at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London. The exhibit recreates his dramatic goal against Greece in qualifying for World Cup 2002.

* David Beckham said that he will continue playing for England as long as he is wanted on the team.

* David Beckham is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

* David Beckham owns a soccer academy in Los Angeles.

* With his goal against Ecuador during the 2006 World Cup, David Beckham became the very first English player to score in three different World Cups.

* More than quarter-million Beckham LA Galaxy jerseys were sold even before David Beckham put pen to paper and joined the team on a 5 year deal worth $250 million in July of 2007.

* David and Victoria purchased a home in Beverly Hills for $22 million. Their neighbors include Jay Leno and Tom Cruise.

* David's business manager is Simon Fuller of "American Idol". I found this to be a surprising and funny David Beckham fact.

* David Beckham has Ornithophobia, more commonly known as a "fear of birds" making this another funny David Beckham fact.

* David Beckham proposed to Victoria with a $65,000 three carat diamond ring and Victoria returned the favor by giving him $80,000 engagement band.

* David Beckham is a very close friend of actor Tom Cruise.

There you have some fun and interesting facts about David Beckham that you may or may not know.

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