Here's a look at the life of British professional soccer player David Beckham.
Personal: Birth date: May 2, 1975
Birth place: London, England
Birth name: David Robert Joseph Beckham
Father: David Edward "Ted," an appliance repairman
Mother: Sandra (West) Beckham, a hairdresser
Marriage: Victoria (Adams) Beckham (July 4, 1999-present)
Children: Harper Seven, July 10, 2011 (daughter); Cruz David, February 20, 2005 (son); Romeo James, Sept. 1, 2002 (son); Brooklyn Joseph, March 4, 1999 (son)
Other Facts: Professional soccer (European football) player nicknamed Becks.
Married to Spice Girl Victoria (Adams) Beckham, nicknamed Posh Spice.
Is the highest earning soccer player in the world. According to Forbes, Beckham made $50.6 million in 2012 from endorsement deals and his MLS salary and bonus.
Midfielder known for his ability to "bend" his free kicks, curving the ball around or over defenders to score.
Timeline: 1991 - At age 16, leaves home to play in Manchester United's training league.
April 2, 1995 - Premier League debut with Manchester United.
1996 - Gains recognition when he scores a goal from the halfway line in a match for Manchester United against Wimbledon, a kick of almost 60 yards.
September 1996 - Makes his England debut in the World Cup qualifier against Moldova. England wins 3-0.
1997 - Is voted the Professional Footballers' Association Young Player of the Year and is second in the overall Player of the Year poll.
1998 - Is named to the English national team for 1998 World Cup.
1998 - Beckham is given a red card and ejected from a second round World Cup match for kicking out at Argentina's Diego Simeone, which contributed to England's elimination.
1999 - Leads Manchester United to a treble, winning the English Premier League, FA Cup and European Champions League trophies.
November 15, 2000 - Is named captain of England's national team.
April 2002 - Breaks a bone in his foot, the second metatarsal, but later competes in the World Cup finals in June. England ultimately loses to Brazil in the quarter finals.
May 2002 - Signs new contract with Manchester United on final day of the season, keeping him at club until June 2005.
May 2003 - Breaks his hand during a 2-1 win over South Africa in Durban.
June 2003 - Manchester United confirms a number of Spanish and Italian clubs are interested in recruiting Beckham.