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Beckham's England captaincy in photos

David Beckham's first game as captain was in 2000 against Italy

Stand-in England manager Peter Taylor makes David Beckham captain against Italy in 2000

Beckham has always been style-conscious

Beckham sports a Mohican hairstyle for England's friendly with Mexico in May 2001 which raises some eyebrows

Beckham celebrates clinching England's 2002 World Cup spot

The late equaliser against Greece in October 2001 is his most dramatic goal and sends England to the 2002 World Cup

Beckham's heroics as England captain won him Sports Personality of the Year

The then Manchester United maestro is also named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2001

The ghost of his 1998 red card against Argentina was laid to rest in Japan

Beckham scores the winner from the penalty spot against Argentina as England reach the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals

Beckham has mingled with many of the world's most famous people

Beckham, now with his hair braided, meets Nelson Mandela when on England duty in South Africa in 2003

Beckham and Alpay go head to head

The midfielder clashes with Aston Villa's Alpay after missing a penalty when England play Turkey in 2003

David Beckham after receiving his honour at Buckingham Palace

Beckham is awarded an OBE for services to football in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2003

David Beckham's spot-kick misses the target as England lose to Portugal in the quarter-finals of Euro 2004

But there is despair at the Euro 2004 Championships when he skies a penalty as England lose a shoot-out to Portugal

David Beckham celebtrates scoring in England's 2-0 win over Azerbaijan in March 2005

The 2006 World Cup qualifiers get underway with Beckham in goalscoring form in the wins over Wales and Azerbaijan

David Beckham is sent off against Austria

But he becomes the first England player to be sent off twice when he is dismissed during the qualifying win over Austria

The mood was optimistic as England's team flew to Germany

England qualify for the finals and Beckham flies the flag as a confident squad heads off to Germany for the 2006 World Cup

Rooney and Beckham board the plane with Sven Goran Eriksson

With Wayne Rooney and David Beckham in his team, England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has reason to be optimistic

A distraught Beckham looks on as England struggle

But Beckham's injury shortly after half-time is just the start of England's troubles against Portugal in the quarter-finals

Beckham and Eriksson show their emotions as England's hopes are dashed

The end of an era: England lose on penalties and captain Beckham and coach Eriksson head for the exit

Beckham announces his resignation as captain

They think it's all over, it is now ... Beckham stands down as England captain on Sunday, 2 July 2006

England coach Steve McClaren with David Beckham

Beckham is dropped from Steve McClaren's first England squad, leaving a question mark over his international future

David Beckham before England face Brazil

John Terry replaces him as captain but Beckham is recalled to the team and stars in a 1-1 draw against Brazil at Wembley

Beckham with Fabio Capello

McClaren's successor Fabio Capello gives Beckham his 100th cap and then makes him captain for England's game against Trinidad & Tobago

England captain David Beckham

Beckham oversees a comfortable 3-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago, and his international future looks brighter




see also
Trinidad & Tobago 0-3 England
01 Jun 08 |  Internationals
Sunday's football photos
01 Jun 08 |  Football
Beckham handed England captaincy
31 May 08 |  Internationals
McClaren ends Beckham England era
11 Aug 06 |  Internationals
Beckham quits as England captain
02 Jul 06 |  England
Beckham England timeline
11 Aug 06 |  Football


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