David Robert Joseph Beckham Levi Leach

David Robert Joseph
Beckham
By Levi Leach
His Childhood
• David Beckham was born on May 2, 1975,
in Leytonstone, England.
• As a child, David Beckham loved to play
soccer.
• At the age of only 14, he joined the soccer
team Manchester United, in England.
His Parents
• David Beckham’s dad is Ted
Beckham.
• David Beckham’s mom is Sandra
Beckham.
His Children
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David Beckham has three children.
Brooklyn.
Romeo.
Cruz.
His Academy
• David Beckham currently has a soccer
academy called the David Beckham
Academy.
• There, kids learn that to play soccer, they
have to work hard and have fun.
• The David Beckham academy opened in
2005.
• The academy is located in Los Angeles,
however coaches at the academy are
working on expanding it to more
locations.
His Wife
• David Beckham is married to Victoria
Beckham.
• They were married in July,1999.
• Victoria used to be the singer for the
band “Spice Girls.”
• (The song playing is from the Spice
Girls, it is called tell me why.)
UEFA
• In 1999, David Beckham won the
UEFA Cup Most Valuable Player
award.
• The best European soccer teams
compete in the UEFA cup.
• UEFA stands for the Union of
European Football Associations.
David Beckham’s Teams
• So far, David Beckham has been on Los
Angeles Galaxy (LA Galaxy),
Associazione Calcio Milan (AC Milan),
England, Real Madrid and Manchester
United. His current team is AC Milan.
• Including him being on AC Milan now,
David Beckham has been on AC Milan
twice.
His Number
• David Beckham’s number on his
current team AC Milan is the number
32.
• When he was on AC Milan before, his
number was 75.
His Strategy
• David Beckham’s main goal scoring
strategy is curving the ball. He
usually curves the ball when he’s
taking a corner kick. He’s scored
many goals this way.
FIFA
• David Beckham was a runner up for FIFA World
player of the year three times.
• FIFA stands for International Federation of
Association Football.( In English.)
• It is originally in French and stands for
Federation Internationale de Football
association.
• Every year, FIFA sponsors the world cup.
His Positions
• David Beckham has three positions
that he usually plays.
• Right wing. ( Right forward.)
• Left wing. ( Left forward.)
• Center middie. ( Center Midfield.)
His Pay
• In 2004, David Beckham was the highest
paid soccer player in the world. This was
when he was on Real Madrid. He was paid
$28 million a year.
• Now, in 2010, he was the league's highest
paid player with a pay of $32.5 million a
year.
• He is paid this much because he is one of
the best soccer players in the world.
Manager
• David Beckham’s soccer manager
is Fabio Capello.
Coach
• David Beckham’s soccer coach is
Leonardo. (Last name unknown.)
Retiring?
• Sadly, David Beckham is not going to be
in the world cup after an injury to his
Achilles Tendon. However, it is unknown
if he is retiring or not.
• He tore it on March 14, 2010.
• He has not played soccer since.
• He was playing the team “Chievo” when
he got injured.
This is a video of the result of
David Beckham injuring his
Achilles Tendon
THE END
“David Beckham fun facts.” URL:
http://www.ask.com/web?q=david+Beckham+funfacts&qsrc=0&o=0
&l=dir (12 February, 2010.)
“What does FIFA stand for in English?” URL:
http://answers.ask.com/Sports/Soccer/what_does_fifa_stand_for_in_
english (26 December, 2009.)
“David Beckham’s pay.” URL:
http://www.forbes.com/athletes2004/LIRRJGP.html?passListId=2&p
a
Year=2004&passListType=Person&uniqueId=RJGP&datatype=Pers
on (10 February, 2010.)
“David Beckham tore his Achilles Tendon.” URL:
http://soccer.fanhouse.com/2010/03/14/david-beckhaminjured-in-acmilan-win/ (17 March, 2010.)
“When David Beckham tore his Achilles Tendon.” URL:
http://2010worldcuponline.com/david-beckham-tears-achillestendon season-all-but-over/ (17 March, 2010.)
“David Beckham academy” URL:
http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_14348986&ct=ga&cd=BG
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Academy
A school or college for special
instruction.
Expanding
To spread or stretch out.
Valuable
Having qualities worthy of respect
or admiration.
Strategy
A method of maneuvers for
obtaining a specific goal.
Sponsors
Something that is responsible for
a person or thing.
Retiring
To leave a job, position, etcetera,
usually on your own command,
and usually because of age.
Soccer
A sport consisting of two teams,
each with eleven players, in which
the ball may be advanced to the
opponent’s goal using every part
of the body except the hands.
Except for the goalkeeper who
may use his hands to hold, throw
or save a ball from going into the
net.
Manager
A person who has control over an
institution, business etcetera.
Coach
A person who gives instruction or
advice.
TRIVIA GAME
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