DAVID BECKHAM By: Matthew

DAVID BECKHAM
By: Matthew
Table Of Contents
Page 1…………….Before Beckham Could Bend It
Page2……………….Different Teams He Was On
Page3……………….The World Cup
Page4……………….Programs He’s Involved In
Before Beckham Could Bend It
David Beckham was born in Leytonstone, east London on May 2, 1975. His
parent’s names are Sandra and Edward. His sister’s names are Lynne and Joanne.
As soon as David could walk his father gave him a soccer ball to kick around.
By the age of 8 David had already scored 100 goals for his childhood team. His
child hood team was the Ridgeway Rovers. David’s dream when he was a child was
to become a famous soccer player. When David was 12 He went to Bobby Carlton
soccer school. When David was 16 he signed forms with Manchester United to
play on their junior team. As a teenager David was very small. Some of his soccer
coaches thought he was too small to play soccer.
This is what David
Beckham looked like
when he was a kid. He
was very good at soccer
when he was a kid.
Different Teams He Was on
For most of his career David Beckham Played on Manchester United. In the
1996-1997 season Manchester United won the FA (Football Association) League
cup. David was also England’s national team captain for 6 years. David was also
on Real Madrid. In 2007 He announced that he was going to leave Real Madrid go
to the LA Galaxy.
Manchester united was
the first team David
Beckham was on in
professional soccer.
There are a lot of great
players on Man. U.
David Beckham was
captain for 6 years and
he won the world cup
on England’s national
soccer team.
Beckham came to
America to join
the LA Galaxy.
Now he is still on
the LA Galaxy.
David Beckham was
also on Real Madrid for
a while. This is there
logo.
The World Cup
On June 7, 2002 in Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Japan, David Beckham was in the
2002 world cup. The world cup takes place every 4 years. The teams that were
playing were England vs. Argentina. The same teams were in the 1998 world cup
but in that cup England lost because Beckham got a red card and Beckham got
kicked out of the game. England lost 4-3. In 2002 David Beckham had a broken
left foot 2 months before which effected his play. David had the ball but an
Argentina player knocked him over he was sure it would be a foul but the referee
didn't see it. Another England player got tripped and David took the penalty kick.
He kicked the ball as hard as he could and he scored and that goal was enough to
win the 2002 world cup! That was the only goal of the game. England had won the
2002 world cup!
David Beckham
was on England
when he won
The World Cup
This is the Sapporo dome were the 2002
world cup took place.
Programs He Is Involved In
David Beckham has an academy called the David Beckham Academy. The David
Beckham Academy is for kids 8 to 15 years old. They teach kids the rules and skills
of soccer or they teach a certain position that they want to learn. David Beckham
opened the first David Beckham Academy on November 28th, 2005.
This is the
sign for
the David
Beckham
Academy
This is
David
Beckham
teaching
his students
at the
academy
David Beckham has a long-standing relationship with UNICEF. UNICEF stands
for united nations international children’s emergency fund. David and other players
raised over 1.2 million pounds for Asian tsunami victims.
David started playing professional soccer in 1991. In 1996 he scored a goal from
middle field and that's when he became very well known. He is one of the world’s
most successful athletes. If you would like to find out more about David Beckham
visit www.thedavidbeckhamacademy.com
Books
Author
Bibliography
City
Book Title
B.A. Roth
David Beckham Born to Play
Galadriel
Watson
Web Sites
Author
David Beckham Remarkable
People
Web Site Title
World book Online
New
York
Publisher
The Penguin
Club
New York Weigl
Publishers Inc.
Internet Address (URL)
Copyright
Date
2008
2008
Date of
Access
www.worldbookonline.com
February
2009
The David Beckham
Academy
www.thedavidbeckhamacademy.com
February
2009
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