Soccer legend and current Paris Saint-German player David Beckham has announced that he is retiring from the sport at the end of the current French season, reports CNN. During his lengthy professional career Beckham, 38, played for multiple teams, including AC Milan, Real Madrid, and the Los Angeles Galaxy. He also starred for the English national team and was part of the hugely successful Manchester United team of the ’90s managed by Alex Ferguson, who announced his own retirement just last week.
“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,” the soccer player, who is married to Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, said in a statement. “I’m fortunate to have realized those dreams.”
In addition to his sporting achievements, the star inspired 2002’s Keira Knightley-starring film Bend It Like Beckham and has his own line of fragrances.
Paris Saint-German has two more games to play before the end of the season.