Tracing Beckham's career
A look at the highs and lows of football superstar David Beckham
> 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.
> 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.