Birth Name: David Beckham
Birth Place: London, England, GB
David Robert Joseph Beckham was born in Leytonstone, London, U.K. on May 2, 1975, to Sandra and Ted Beckham, a hairdresser and appliance repairman, respectively. His parents, diehard devotees of perennial British soccer power Manchester United, encouraged the boy's emerging football skills from an early age. Young David played with his neighborhood club, the Ridgeway Rovers, honing his skills at the Tottenham Hotspur Academy and for three summers attended Manchester's Bobby Charlton Soccer School. At age 11, he won the camp's national skills competition, earning the attention of pro scouts. Beckham saw all his dedication pay off when, in 1991, Man U chose him to join its youth team, where he...
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