It has seemed like a usual Thursday afternoon in the Football Transfer Tavern but that was until Sami Mokbel from Mail Online rang through to the landlord to let him know exclusively that England legend David Beckham has announced his retirement from professional football.
The news comes as a massive shock to everyone in the bar after Beckham had taken Paris Saint-Germain to their first title in 19 years and had appeared happy continuing his playing career.
With a career spanning from Manchester, Madrid, Los Angeles, a short spell in Milan and finally in Paris it sounds like more of a catwalk model career than that of a professional footballer but Beckham has always lived the high life.
The 38-year-old has now decided that his time in Paris, where he became the only English footballer to win a trophy in four different countries, will spell an end to the career that spanned six clubs over 20 glittering years.
Punters around the bar have raised a toast to the Leytonstone-born midfielder as we celebrate the end of a remarkable career.
The moments that stand out for us include that goal against Wimbledon which announced his arrival on the scene, his 2001 England free-kick against Greece, and that penalty against Argentina as his redemption from 1998 was secured.
A man who loved representing his country and a football legend who will enter the pantheon of English greats. Here’s to Sir David.
Watch the best goals from the midfield maestro across his wonderful career below.
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