David Beckham is a Manchester United legend.
The midfielder made a huge 387 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 85 times and providing 98 assists along the way. That contributed to six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and one Champions League – whilst many will remember Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scoring the goals against Bayern Munich, both came from Beckham’s dangerous corner kicks.
He did alright for himself at other clubs, too, winning La Liga with Real Madrid whilst also featuring for the likes of AC Milan, PSG and LA Galaxy – he had quite the career.
Not only that, he was an England legend as well – he would captain the Three Lions and ended up winning 115 caps. Only two players, Peter Shilton (125) and Wayne Rooney (120), have managed more.
On this day, March 26th, in 2008, the now 44-year-old won his 100th cap for his country. Unfortunately for him, it came on the day of a 1-0 friendly defeat against France, in France, but it was still a historic moment for a player who had given his all for his country.
It also completed an almighty turnaround – following his red card at the 1998 World Cup against Argentina, when he flicked his leg out at Diego Simeone, there were effigies made of him and displayed across the country.
Who would have thought he would go on to become the third most-capped player in the nation’s history?