David Beckham (b. England 2 May 1975) is footballer, widely considered to be one of the best players his country has ever produced, who has played English football (soccer). He is the former England captain, and has played for his country 108 times, although he now plays club football in America. Beckham made his name as a player with English club Manchester United and spent a period at Spanish club Real Madrid. In January 2007, he left Real and signed a five-year contract with Los Angeles Galaxy. Currently, he is out on loan to Italian side AC Milan.
Beckham has also lucrative endorsement deals with companies such as Adidas, Pepsi, Gillette and Motorola. Times Online
The David Beckham LA Galaxy shirt has become the biggest-selling sports jersey in the world, according to Adidas, the sportswear manufacturer with which the midfielder has a £320m lifetime deal. Beckham fans
He has three sons with wife Victoria Beckham: Brooklyn (b. 4 March 1999), Romeo (b. 1 September 2002) and Cruz (b. 20 February 2005).
His popular nicknames are "Becks" and "Spice boy". He has tattoos in Hebrew (from Song of Solomon), English, Latin, and Hindi.