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Name: David Beckham                                                                     
Born: 2 May 1975 Leytonstone, London, England                                           
David Robert Joseph Beckham, OBE (born 2 May 1975) is an English professional           
football (soccer) midfielder who currently plays for and captains Major League         
Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy. He is also a member of the England national team.         
He has twice been runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year, and in 2004 was         
the world's highest-paid footballer. He was Google's most searched of all               
sports topics in both 2003 and 2004. Such global recognition has made him an           
elite advertising brand and a top fashion icon. Beckham was captain of                 
England from 15 November 2000 to 2 July 2006. He made 58 appearances as captain,       
and ended his tenure in that role after the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals. He             
continued to make contributions for the England national team in 2007                   
Beckham's career began when he signed a professional contract with Manchester           
United, making his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17. During his time there,             
United won the Premiership title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA             
Champions League in 1999. He left Manchester United to sign for Real Madrid in         
2003, where he remained for four seasons. In his final season, Real clinched the       
La Liga title (Beckham's only major trophy with the club) in the final game of         
the season. In January 2007, it was announced that Beckham would leave Real             
Madrid and sign a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy. He played             
his final match with Real on 17 June, after which the team was awarded the 2006–07   
La Liga championship.                                                                   
Beckham's new contract with the Galaxy, effective 1 July 2007, gave him the             
highest salary of any MLS player in history. He debuted for the team on 21 July         
in a friendly versus Chelsea at the Home Depot Center, and on 15 August, he             
had his first start with the team, scoring his first goal in the 2007 SuperLiga         
semi-final. His first league start then came on 18 August in front of a record         
crowd at Giants Stadium.