David Beckham by David Beckham
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He may live in Madrid but he continues to make front-page headlines. This is David Beckham's own story of his career to date, for Manchester United, Real Madrid and England, and of his childhood, family and private life. Featuring David's first full account of a turbulent year in Spain, on and off the field, and England's fortunes in Euro 2004.

This is Beckham's fascinating life story in his own words. His rise through the ranks at the biggest club side in the world. His complex relationship with United boss Alex Ferguson. The England story, from being vilified by the nation before returning as the prodigal son to eventually captaining his country. His acrimonious falling-out with his manager and departure from Old Trafford in June 2003. And starting a new chapter of his life on foreign soil in the glare of the world’s press.

Now from Beckham himself, we gain a vivid and eye-opening insight into the family man behind the famous footballer, the international model and fashion leader. He describes how he first met and then married ex-Spice girl Victoria Adams, and the upbringing of their two children Brooklyn and Romeo. How his family's every step is monitored by a posse of newshounds and paparazzi. Also, the influence of his parents, growing up as a shy youngster in the family home, and how their subsequent split affected him.

Intimate and soul-searching, this is the real David Beckham like we have never seen before.


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David Beckham was born in Leytonstone, East London in May 1975. At the age of 11 he came first in the Bobby Charlton Soccer Schools competition ahead of 5,000 other boys. He signed for Manchester United in 1989 and made his debut three years later, aged 17. He has since gone on to play more than fifty times for England, including captaining his country in the World Cup and European Championship finals. He signed for Real Madrid in a much-publicised transfer in the summer of 2003. Tom Watt is an established author, sportswriter and broadcaster. He has written three books on football – The End, A Passion for the Game and The Greatest Stage.
Published April 21, 2010 by Willow. 547 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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My World David Beckham Hodder & Stoughton, £16.

Oct 13 2000 | Read Full Review of David Beckham: My Side

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Beckham is a mesh of contradictions: driven professional with a 1950s work ethic (Beckham consistently rated higher than any United player in fitness tests), smitten lover, who leaves his mobile phone on during team talks so that his wife can reach him (Ferguson dropped the offending item in the ...

Oct 04 2003 | Read Full Review of David Beckham: My Side

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