David Beckham's wax figure at Madame Tussauds London

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David Beckham

Take a penalty under the watchful eye of Goldenballs

England’s home grown soccer superstar, Beckham is as well known for his football as he is for his high profile marriage to Spice Girl Victoria. His bending free kick is feared by defenders the world over and his last second goal against Greece in 2001 was the stuff of legend. Tough he now plays in the US his fame is such that even his hairstyles make headlines

1975: Born in London England
1987: Attends Tottenham Hotspur School of Excellence
1991: Joins Manchester United’s Youth Training Scheme
1992: Helps Manchester United win the Youth FA Cup
Makes his first appearance for the Manchester United first team
1996: Makes his first appearance for England, against Moldova
1998: Gets sent off in World Cup game against Argentina
1999: Helps Manchester United win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League
Marries Victoria Adams – ‘Posh Spice’
2000: Captains England for the first time
2001: Scores ‘that goal’ in England’s World Cup qualifying game against Greece
2003: Signs to Real Madrid
Awarded an OBE
2007: Signs to LA Galaxy
2009: Goes on Loan to Milan
2010: Wins Sports Personality of the Year Life Time Achievement Award
2011: Daughter Harper Seven is born

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