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David Beckham to retire from football

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2013 | 10:07 AM

LONDON (AP):

David Beckham is retiring from football.




The 38-year-old Beckham, who recently won a league title in a fourth country with Paris Saint-Germain, said today he will retire at the end of the season.



Beckham has just two more matches left at Paris Saint-Germain, where his salary has been going to a children's charity.



Beckham started his career with Manchester United and also played for Real Madrid and the Los Angeles Galaxy, winning titles with all those clubs.



"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 realised those dreams," Beckham said."



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On the international stage, Beckham holds the England record for making 115 appearances as an outfield player for the national team.



With United between 1992 and 2003, Beckham won six Premier League titles, the Champions League, two FA Cups and the Intercontinental Cup.



Beckham left United in 2003 shortly after manager Alex Ferguson accidentally struck Beckham's eye with a football boot.



Beckham spent four years in Madrid — winning the 2007 Spanish title before making the surprise move to Major League Soccer, where he won the title twice.



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