David Beckham Will Retire at the End of the Ligue 1 Season

David Beckham Will Retire at the End of the Ligue 1 Season

Another soccer legend is getting set to retire soon. Just one week after Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson announced that he will be retiring at the end of the Premier League season, David Beckham has made a similar announcement. The former England captain, who currently plays for Paris St-Germain of France's Ligue 1, just announced that he will retire at the end of the Ligue 1 season. Beckham played for Man U, Real Madrid, and the MLS squad LA Galaxy, before joining Paris St-Germain earlier this year.

"I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue," Beckham said in a statement released earlier today, "but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level. If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I'm fortunate to have realized those dreams."

PSG claimed the Ligue 1 title recently. What a way for Becks to end a great career.

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[via BBC News]

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