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David Beckham memorable moments of all time

Undoubtedly, David Beckham is the most famous footballer in the world, but he has not had a smooth career. Join us in the following article to review David Beckham memorable moments of all time.

Not only all the football fans, but also all the others who do not watch football, know David Beckham. The English footballer is a global icon. It goes without saying that Beckham is one of the best English football players of all time and a British cultural icon. Known for his curling free-kicks, crossing ability, and an array of passing, he is regarded as one of the greatest midfielders in football history.

David Beckham began football in his hometown of London and kicked the ball for some local clubs before he signed a Youth Training Scheme contract with Man United. The former English midfielder tasted several successes with Red Devils, winning the Premier League title on six occasions, the FA Cup twice, and the 1999 UEFA Champions League title. Winning the treble with

Manchester United

is one of David Beckham's best moments during his career before going on to play for

Real Madrid

, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, and Major League Soccer team LA Galaxy. He was runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year twice, runner-up in the Ballon d'Or, and also was named by Pele in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players in 2004. 

At the international level, He was one of the members of the Golden Generation team and became the three Lions' captain for a significant part of his career. Like any other superstar footballer, there had been many ups and downs during his professional life. Without further ado, let's review

David Beckham memorable moments of all time


David Beckham greatest moments of all time

In the following article, we will take a look at David Beckham best moments ever. Due to his glorious career and being a fashion icon, he was one of the most marketable sportsmen ever. Reviewing David Beckham memorable moments of all time will help fans to know his legendry better.

The 50-yard lob vs Wimbledon (1996)

One of

David Beckham best moments ever

came in a match between Manchester United and Wimbledon. In the second half, Beckham saw the opposition keeper off his line and picked up the ball in his own. The Golden Balls attempted a reckless 50-yard lob, and the shot went straight in the back of the net. That goal not only changed the game but the floppy-haired midfielder's professional life.

"I couldn’t have known it then, but that moment was the start of it all: the attention, the press coverage, the fame," the former Manchester United Midfielder wrote in his autobiography, My Side. "When my foot struck that ball, it kicked open the door to the rest of my life."

The goal that was one of David Beckham best moments in his career, was voted 18th in a 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Sporting Moments.

Red Card against Argentina (1998 World Cup)

Despite having extraordinary performances at the Red Devils, the English legend did not make the three Lions squad until after Euro 96. During


's qualifying matches for the 1998 World Cup, Beckham had a stellar role, but he was left out for the first two group matches. The fans were baffled by the midfielder not starting in the World Cup, blaming the coach. Glenn Hoddle blamed the absence on Beckham's lack of concentration.

In the England final group game against


, Hoddle included Beckham in the starting eleven. The three lions needed a win in their last group game; David Beckham scored a goal in the 29th minute of the match and became a hero.

In the round-of-16, England faced Argentina, which was unbeaten in the group stages, and entered the match pretty high on confidence. Just before half-time, Javier Zanetti scored an equalizing goal, and shortly after that, the English midfielder was fouled by Argentinian captain Diego Simeone.

Beckham kicked Simeone, which resulted in the England midfielder received a red card. England reduced to 10 men but kept the scoreline at 2-2 full-time. When the match went into penalties and Beckham was relegated to the sidelines, he became public enemy No. 1.

In July 2020, he said about that match: "I made a mistake in 98 World Cup, and the reaction at the time was pretty brutal. If social media was around when I was going through that time, it would have been a whole different story, but I was lucky, I had a support system within Manchester United, the manager, and obviously family. Did I feel it was ok at the time to go to someone, and say I need help? No, because it was a different era, and I just felt that I had to keep it all in and deal with it myself. Whereas now I’m the one preaching to my kids, and to other kids that I talk to out there that it’s really important to talk."

The following season, Beckham was booed at every stadium he visited with the Red Devils.

Winning the treble (1998-99 season)

Following the 1998 World Cup, there were rumors that the Golden Balls might move abroad to escape oppression. But he preferred to stay at Man United and was a part of the most successful Manchester United side of all time. The creative midfielder scored the last day of the season against

Tottenham Hotspurs

, helping the Red Devils win their 12th league title, and a week later, he won the FA Cup final at the Wembley Stadium with Manchester United.

On 26 May 1999, four days later after the FA Cup final, Manchester faced

Bayern Munich

. The Red Devils were 1-0 down for most of the game from two Beckham corner kicks; they came back by scoring two goals in injury time.

With nine goals in the 1998-99 season, he helped the United to become the first English club to win the treble. As the achievements show, the season was full of

David Beckham greatest moments of all time


The Free-Kick Against Greece (2001)

One of David Beckham memorable moments of all time was his goal against Greece for England. On 6 October 2001, England faced Greece in the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification. All England needed was a draw to qualify for the tournament. That was not a fabulous Three Lions performance, but it was a great display of David Beckham's performance, and he secured the all-important point in the third minute of stoppage time.

After the captain scored from a 93rd-minute free-kick, England national side qualified for the World Cup. Ten minutes earlier, the Golden Balls had missed one from a similar distance but scored a goal this time.

Penalty v Argentina (2002 World Cup)

After the 1998 World Cup incident for Beckham, English fans watched him closely in the 2002 World Cup. On 7 June 2002, England faced Argentina in the group stage. Three Lions were awarded a spot kick, and Dave stepped up to take it. If he did not score the goal, his whole future would be ruined. But fortunately, the English midfielder put it into the net and achieved a revenge degree over Argentina. Do you agree that penalty was one of David Beckham memorable moments of all time?

Boot incident (2003)

Following Manchester United's defeat to


, Sir Alex Ferguson got so furious with his team’s performance as he kicked a boot in the dressing room that hit Beckham right above his eye. The English midfielder said about the incident: "We had a few wobbles over the 13 years. You know the boss, always on European nights, would come onto the pitch. He'd start taking penalties and free kicks and telling all of us how great he was when he played — the goals he scored and things like that. But the time when I really got to find out how great he was after a game against Arsenal where I think I'd made a couple of mistakes."

David Beckham continued: "He came into the dressing room, we had a few words, he started to walk over toward me and he kicked a pile of clothes on the floor. Out came this boot and hit me. That's when I realised actually how accurate he really is!" Since he himself makes jokes about the incident, some football fans believe that the occasion was one of

David Beckham funny moments of all time


Becoming a Galactico (2003)

As all football fans know, Real Madrid attracts the best talents from all around the world. In 2003, as Arsenal defeated Red Devils in FA Cup, David Beckham left the pitch due to his injury. The relationship between the English midfielder and Alex Ferguson had soured, so Beckham decided to leave the Red Devils. Two of Spain's big clubs,


and Real Madrid, are interested in a singing contract with the British boy.

Joan Laporta, Barcelona president, had promised to bring the Golden Balls to Catalunya, but he joined Real Madrid for €37 million on a four-year contract. On 1 July 2003, his transfer was completed, becoming the third Englishman to play for the Whites. The English legend was part of a star-studded squad, including Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Luis Figo, Raul, and Roberto Carlos. Joining Los Blancos was one of

David Beckham best moments in his career


Winning the La Liga title (2007)

As we mentioned earlier, David Beckham moved to Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2003. In 2006-2007 season, the Golden boy help the Whites win the La Liga title. He celebrated with his wife and children, along with celebrity friends Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise. It was only the English footballer's second trophy since he joined the Real Madrid.

Moving to America (2007)

In summer 2007, when the English midfielder was 32, it was confirmed that he would be leaving Madrid in six months to join LA Galaxy. Some football fans believed that it was all about money and also it would be easier for him to play on the MLS side, but he insisted that he moved to make difference. "I'm coming there not to be a superstar. I'm coming there to be part of the team, to work hard and to hopefully win things. With me, it's about football. I'm coming there to make a difference. I'm coming there to play football. I'm not saying me coming over to the States is going to make soccer the biggest sport in America. That would be difficult to achieve. Baseball, basketball, American football, they've been around. But I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't think I could make a difference," said David Beckham on going to America.

It was reported that he earned about $250 million in five years of his contract, becoming the highest-paid footballer in 2007. Moving to America was one of David Beckham memorable moments of all time.

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