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David Beckham

Occupation: Footballer

Nationality: British

Born: May 2, 1975 (39)

A football legend for both England and Manchester United, David Beckham's professional career began when he was 17 years old. In 2003, he moved to Real Madrid, before eventually settling at LA Galaxy in the US in 2007, spending five years with the MLS side. In January 2013, Beckham signed a five-month deal with French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain, donating his entire salary to a local children's charity.

He has been married to Victoria Beckham (formerly Victoria Adams) of the Spice Girls since 1999. The couple have four children: sons Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and daughter Harper.

Beckham received an OBE in 2003 and captained the England football team from 2000 to 2006. He was appointed a UNICEF goodwill ambassador in 2005.

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