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Last Updated: Saturday, 7 June, 2003, 17:35 GMT 18:35 UK
David Beckham's career in pictures
David Beckham in action for Manchester United youths in 1993
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A boyhood Cockney red, David Beckham leaves London aged 14 to try to make the grade with Manchester United
Gary Neville, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, David Beckham and Phil Neville celebrate winning the Premiership title in 1997
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One of 'Fergie's Fledglings', he becomes a mainstay of the side that dominates English football in the Nineties
David Beckham has boosted his earnings from football with several lucrative endorsements
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Beckham's profile is boosted by several lucrative endorsements and his relationship with former Spice Girl Victoria Adams
England midfielder David Beckham is sent off against Argentina in a second round match at the 1998 World Cup in France
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The midfielder is pilloried by fans and press alike after his sending off against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup
David Beckham celebrates Manchester United's victory in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich
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But Beckham answers his critics by helping Man Utd secure a historic Treble the following season
David and Victoria Beckham at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles in 2003
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Beckham's marriage to Adams makes him one half of the most famous celebrity couple in Britain - Posh and Becks
David Beckham celebrates his goal against Greece with Emile Heskey
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By now England captain, he seals qualification for the 2002 World Cup with a superb last-gasp free-kick against Greece
David Beckham is stretchered off against Deportivo La Coruna in March 2002
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After breaking his foot in March 2002, Beckham recovers just in time to fly out to the Far East for the World Cup
David Beckham celebrates scoring England's winner against Argentina at the 2002 World Cup
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Beckham completes his transformation from pariah to national hero by scoring the winner against Argentina in Japan
David Beckham wears a plaster over his cut eye in February 2003
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Becks' relationship with Alex Ferguson is strained after a dressing room altercation which sparks rumours of a summer transfer
New Barcelona president Joan Laporta
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Beckham becomes a major transfer target in summer 2003 as new Barcelona president Joan Laporta bids to tempt him to Nou Camp
Beckham returns from a trip to the USA
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But fresh from a family holiday to the USA, Beckham signs for Barca's Spanish rivals Real Madrid in a 25m deal

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