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Tracing Beckham's career

David Beckham
David Beckham lifts the 2003 EPL title as a Manchester United player. PIC/AFP

Highs
> Manchester United take Beckham on as a trainee in 1991. Makes his debut in 1992 and is part of the side that wins the FA Youth Cup, before signing a professional contract in 1993.
>  In 1996 helps United win the Premiership and FA Cup double.
>  Makes his debut for England in 3-0 World Cup qualifying win in Moldova in September 1996.
>  Picked for Glenn Hoddle’s 1998 World Cup squad.
>  Helps United complete the treble of FA Cup, Premier League title and Champions League.
>  Made England captain for the November 2000 friendly with Italy by Peter Taylor.
>  Ends 11-year association with United in July 2003 for a dream move to Real Madrid.
>  Wins 100th cap in England’s 1-0 friendly defeat to France in Paris in March 2008.
>  Becomes England’s most-capped outfield player, picking up a 109th cap against Slovakia.
>  After joining PSG, he helps the club to the Ligue 1 title.

David Beckham
David Beckham reacts after being sent off during a World Cup 2006 Group 6 qualifying match against Austria in 2005. PIC/Getty Images

Lows
>  Left out of the starting line-up for England’s opening two 1998 World Cup matches.
>  Sent off in match vs Argentina for kicking Diego Simeone. England go out on penalties.
>  Suffers gash above his eye amid reports the injury was caused accidentally by a boot kicked by Sir Alex Ferguson.
>  Misses England’s first penalty in quarter-final shoot-out defeat to Euro 2004 hosts Portugal.
>  Left out of Team GB’s squad for the Olympic Games. 

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