Thursday, May 16, 2013
''IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE'' DAVID BECKHAM ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT FROM FOOTBALL
Over one week after Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement from football management, his former player, Mega star footballer and former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham has retired from football, bringing an end to a glittering career on the field.
Since his debut at the old trafford two decades ago, the 38-year-old has emerged as arguably the most iconic sportsman of his generation, captaining England, collecting 115 caps, and celebrated as a champion in four different countries - the only British footballer in history to do so.
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.
Beckham, who announced his decision had this to say,'I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level.'
'If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I'm fortunate to have realized those dreams.'