WEALTHIEST FOOTBALLER – DAVID BECKHAM
David Beckham is the Worlds Richest Footballer with a wealth of more than $125 million. As Britain’s most iconic athlete he is also a cream of the crop brand model. He was featured in ads for Gillette, Adidas and Armani and is married to famous ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. His fans span the globe and love everything about him, besides his football.
He captained the English national team from 2000 to 2006, and played midfield for clubs in Manchester, England, and Madrid, Spain. He then moved to Los Angeles, on a five year contract to play for LA Galaxy team on July 1, 2007, and lives there with his family in a cozy mansion in upscale Beverly Hills, California.
He first learned at Bobby Charlton’s football schools in Manchester and won a chance to enter a talent competition and played for a local youth team called the Ridgeway. He attended Tottenham Hotspur’s school of excellence and Bradenton Preparatory Academy. His career began at the age of 17 when he signed up and debuted with Manchester United in 1992.
In 2005, Worlds Richest Footballer became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He played a role in supporting London’s successful bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. To promote the game, David has set up soccer academies in London and in Los Angeles. He has successfully launched his own after shave fragrance called David Beckham Instinct.
The Beckhams, also nicknamed “Posh and Becks,” have three sons and a daughter: Brooklyn Joseph Beckham (1999), Romeo James Beckham (2002), Cruz David Beckham (2005), and Harper Seven Beckham (2011). Cruz has been named after friend Tom Cruise. David is a great dad and often takes his kids to practice sessions.
Worlds Richest Footballer met Victoria in 1997, and they started liking each others company. They spent time driving around, talking on the phone, dining out and going to the movies. They got engaged on January 25, 1998 at the Rookery Hall in Nantwich and were married on July 4, 1999 at the 560-acre estate of the 1794, gothic Luttrellstown Castle, near Dublin, Ireland. Twenty nine close family and friends were present at the occasion. They later had a lavish wedding reception with 230 guests, a 18 piece orchestra, fireworks and Laurent Perrier rose champagne.
Worlds Richest Footballer and Victoria like donning matching attire. They wear same type of baseball caps, sarongs, and leathers. They also like wearing matching diamond rings and matching haircuts.
Victoria and David also like tattoos. All their tattoos reflect their love for one another and the kids. Worlds Richest Footballer has quite a few tattoos, including the Ten Roses Tattoo on his arm that is a celebration of his 10-year of marriage. On his lower back he has Victoria’s name tattooed in Hindi. Other tattoos include The Gothic Brooklyn Tattoo, Latin Phrase Tattoo, The Fidelity Tattoo, The Gothic Romeo Tattoo, The Winged Crossed Tattoo, The Improved Guardian Angel Tattoo, The Roman VII Tattoo, The Perfection Tattoo and The Angel Tattoo.
Beckham has penned his first autobiography in 2004, Both-Feet-on the-Ground: An-Autobiography, which is a nice read.