David Beckham

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Quotes (30)

  • David: (on being called the gayest straight and blackest white man in Britain) Yes, I like that. When someone said that about me, it made me laugh and I was quite proud of it. To have that kind of effect on so many different people around the world, I was honoured. When people talk to me about being a gay icon I think of it as a great honour.

  • David: (on his advertising campaign for Emporio Arman where he wore just his underwear) I was so nervous about doing that campaign because obviously I've done photo shoots before, but I've never done photo shoots in my underwear. When the photos first came out, my mother was the first one to call me and say, 'What are you doing?' I tried explaining it to her, but she didn't really get it. Luckily, I've not been in the car with her when we've driven past one of the billboards!

  • David: People react to criticism in different ways, and my way is definitely to come out fighting.

  • David: (on soccer) Soccer is a magical game. I'm very confident fans here in America will continue to see that. There's no reason they can't be as passionate about soccer as they are about every other sport here.

  • David: (on presenting the Lifetime Achievement award to Pele) For me to be here to present this to the greatest sportsmen of all time, I feel particularly honored. This absolutely is a highlight moment for me.

  • David: It's amazing, being married to Victoria, because I'm in love with her...and I can also go into her room and use all the body creams and facial creams.

  • David: (about his own football academy in East London) The Bobby Charlton Soccer School was so important for me because it gave me an opportunity to have fun and learn as a young kid... I always wanted to be a professional footballer and now I am in a position where I can create an academy of my own.

  • David: I dream a lot about football and a lot of them have come true for me.

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Trivia (35)

  • In 2008 David launched a range of food, the "GO3 range", which includes noodles and fish fingers and is marketed towards encouraging children to eat more healthier.

  • In May 2008, David surprised his wife Victoria with her own vineyard located in California, presenting her with a bottle of wine with her own name on the label.

  • David named his third son Cruz because he was born in Spain.

  • David wears a new pair of soccer shoes for every game he plays in.

  • Art was David's favorite class at secondary school.

  • David proposed to wife Victoria at Chesire's swanky Rookery Hall Hotel.

  • David was Google's top searched sports topic in both 2003 and 2004.

  • He has the number 7 written in Roman numerals VII, on his right forearm. This represents the shirt number he wore when he played for Manchester United.

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