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England's David Beckham takes a free-kick against Macedonia at St. Mary's in 2002
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Legacy Number
02 May 1975 (49YRS)
6FT (183cm)
Preferred foot
Place of birth
London, England
England debut
Senior caps
Senior Goals

David Beckham England Career

- David Beckham won 115 caps for the England national team, making his debut in September 1996 against Moldova in the Three Lions’ first game after Euro 96. His final game was at Wembley in October 2009 against Belarus. Only two players have ever won more caps in the history of the national team.

- Beckham won 20 caps for England at major tournaments, appearing at three World Cups (1998, 2002, 2006) and two Euros (2000 and 2004), captaining England 14 times in that time at major tournaments.

- Beckham captained England on 59 occasions between November 2000 and June 2008, first taking on the role in a friendly against Italy under Peter Taylor. Only three players have ever started a match as England captain more often than Beckham.

- Beckham registered 39 assists in total for England, setting up both Michael Owen and Peter Crouch most often (five each). Between his first match and final appearance, those 39 assists were 26 more than any other England player managed in that time.

- Beckham represented England while playing for four different clubs: Manchester United (60 caps), Real Madrid (36), LA Galaxy (14) and AC Milan (5). He’s one of only two players to represent England while playing for a team in four different countries, along with Mark Hateley (Portsmouth, AC Milan, Monaco, Glasgow Rangers). Beckham won more caps for the Three Lions while playing for non-English clubs than anyone else (55).

- Beckham scored in 17 matches for England and never once ended on the losing side, winning 14 and drawing three of those 17 games. In England’s entire history, only Steven Gerrard (18) has scored in more games without losing than Beckham.

- At the 2002 World Cup, only Germany’s Bernd Schneider (24) created more chances than David Beckham (17) and only Michael Ballack (4) registered more assists than Beckham (3).