David Beckham has announced his retirement from professional soccer (or football, if you’re reading this across the pond).
The 38-year-old has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Los Angeles Galaxy, and will be turning down an offer to extend for a one-year deal with his current club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
The reason for Beckham’s retirement is simple. After winning the French title with the club, he just wants to finish his career on a high note.
“I’m thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level,” he said of his decision to retire now.
Beckham’s decision to retire brings to an end a very successful career in professional soccer (or football). He has won league titles in Spain, Italy and England and holds the record for making 115 international appearances as an outfield player.
The news of David Beckham’s retirement was originally reported by Channel 4 News:
David Beckham announces he is to retire from professional football at the end of the season. #c4news
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) May 16, 2013
It’s still a breaking new story, so we’ll let you know more as it comes out.
What do you think of David Beckham’s decision to retire?
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