David Beckham Makes His Debut For Paris Saint Germain

David Beckham made his comeback for his new soccer team, Paris Saint Germain, on Wednesday evening, after he made his first start for the French side.

The 37-year-old midfielder even inspired his cohorts as they overcame Marseille to win 2-0 in the French Cup. Both goals in the encounter were scored by the Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Beckham’s new manager, the Italian Carlo Ancelotti, remarked of his performance, “He made a very good performance. He made good passes as usual, he was well positioned on the pitch alongside Blaise Matuidi. He was very solid.”

This was actually Beckham’s second showing in the colours of Paris Saint Germain, after he came off the bench on Sunday to play against Marseille again in the domestic league.

Beckham even managed to set up the opening goal in this encounter, when he played a ball into the area that was then subsequently passed on to Ibrahimovic again who finished beyond the goalkeeper.

With his start, Beckham has now started a league fixture in four of the five major European leagues, after playing for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and AC Milan throughout his career.

Aged 37 years and nine months, Beckham also became the oldest player to feature in a Ligue 1 fixture since 2011, when Claude Makele played for PSG at the age of 38 years old and three months.

Beckham is currently playing for Paris Saint Germain for free after he decided to donate all of his earnings to a children’s charity in the French capital. His contract with the club expires in the summer, when he is expected to retire.