Happy Birthday Becks

Former England and Manchester United footballer David Beckham is celebrating his 45th birthday. We are sure that he’ll be celebrating in style with his wife Victoria and his four kids, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper. To celebrate the football icon’s day of birth, we share some fun facts about Becks and his family.

  • When David Beckham was 11 years old, he won the acclaimed Bobby Charlton Soccer Schools National Skills competition. The win earned him a trip to Barcelona where he got the attention of a Manchester United soccer talent scout.
  • David was born in Leytonstone, London, England. His dad, Ted, was an appliance repairman His mom, Sandra, was a hair stylist. David is an only child.

David Beckham

  • David met Victoria, who was a member of the Spice Girls at the time, in the Manchester United players’ lounge after a charity football match in 1997.
  • Beckham was a skilled midfielder who was famous for his ability to bend his free kicks, curving the ball around or over defenders in order to score a goal.
  • Beckham scored 62 goals during his time playing for Manchester United. He played 265 matches for Man United. He played for Real Madrid from 2003 until 2007 making 116 appearances for the team, scoring 13 goals. He played 98 times for LA Galaxy between 2007 and 2012, scoring 18 goals for the team.

David Beckham

  • David Beckham played for England 115 times between 1996 and 2009, scoring 17 goals for the national team.
  • David Beckham has the number ’99’ tattooed on his finger, paying tribute to 1999 being the year in which he helped Manchester United win the treble (the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League). He married Victoria and they welcomed their first son Brooklyn in 1999.
  • Elton John is Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham’s godfather. Their godmother is Elizabeth Hurley. Cruz & Harper’s godparents are Eva Longoria and Marc Anthony.

David Beckham

  • Posh and Becks’s wedding reportedly cost around £628 000. Victoria wore a diamond-encrusted crown, and Beckham wore an ivory suit. The couple sold the pictures of their wedding to OK! magazine for £1.73m.
  • David Beckham’s net worth is said to be R10.5 billion
  • In the movie Love Actually, David Beckham’s left foot is mentioned as being one of Great Britain’s greatest treasures!