Publisher description for Arise Sir David Beckham : the biography of Britains's [sic] greatest footballer / Gwen Russell.


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From the joyous screams of young girls to the chants of support from gruff-voiced soccer fans everywhere David Beckham goes, it is evident that he is famous both on and off the field, having reached iconic status across the world. Tracing the incredible accomplishments of this kind-hearted and talented star, this biography covers his early years playing for Manchester United's first team at the age of 17, and the point at which he became a household name a few years later with a breathtaking goal against Wimbledon. Now, over a decade later, he is the fifth most-capped English player of all time and the only one to score in three different World Cups. Beckham's achievements extend far beyond the soccer field—included here is his support for UNICEF since his early days at Manchester, his work as a goodwill ambassador for the charity, and the soccer academies he opened in Los Angeles and London. This inspiring story of an extremely talented and devoted man is a complete portrait of how English football's golden boy—and new Major League Soccer Los Angeles Galaxy player—managed to take the world by storm.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Beckham, David, -- 1975-
Soccer players -- England -- Biography.