David Beckham is one of the most iconic athletes and decorated soccer players of all times. Playing for such illustrious teams as Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, LA Galaxy and England’s national team, Beckham played an integral role in helping these teams achieve multiple victories, including assisting United to win the World Club Championship in 1999.
David Beckham’s career began when he signed a professional contract with Manchester United, making his first-team debut in 1992 at age 17. While with United, the team won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice and the UEFA Champions League and the World Club Championship in 1999. Beckham was runner up in the FIFA ‘World Player of the Year’ Awards in 1999 and 2003. In 2003, he left Manchester United to sign for Real Madrid, where he played for four seasons. In 2007, Beckham moved to LA Galaxy in a world record breaking five year deal before being loaned under a unique time-share agreement to AC Milan in January 2009 and then again in January 2010.
In 2010, Beckham was honored with the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year- Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognized Beckham’s huge contribution to soccer.
In 2003, he was made an Officer in the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. A keen advocate of charitable work, Beckham has supported UNICEF since his days at Manchester United, becoming a Goodwill Ambassador in 2005 with a special focus on UNICEF’s Sports for Development program. Beckham is also on the Leadership Council for charity Malaria No More, a non-profit organization targeting the eradication of malaria in Africa.
David Beckham uses his global status for outreach on behalf of organizations such as UNICEF, Help for Heroes, a charity aimed at helping injured service personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and his own charity, the Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust, which provides wheelchairs to children in need. His focus on helping children has led to his appointment as a UNICEF Ambassador, focusing on UNICEF’s “Unite Against AIDS Campaign”.
An Evening with David Beckham: in a candid conversation, David Beckham gives the audience an inside look into his career as a world class soccer star, life in the media spotlight, the various causes he’s passionate about and what has inspired and motivated him to the top of his game.