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    • 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.

    • In November 2007 David signed a deal to advertise Giorgio Armani's brand of underwear for $50 million.

    • In April 2007, David & Victoria launched legal action against a look-alike couple who have posed as the real Beckhams for the last 10 years, obtaining free gifts such as jewellery and preferential seating at restaurants and clubs. The couple were eventually caught out after they tried to enter the Hollywood restaurant, The Ivy, and were recognised by the manager who had greeted the real couple a fortnight earlier.

    • In 2007, David insured himself for $250 million - one of the most expensive policies in the world. The policy covers David for injury on the field, serious illness and disfigurement.

    • In April 2007, David revealed a new tattoo of a guardian angel engulfed in flames. The tattoo includes words from a Roman poem. Translated, they read: Let them hate as long as they fear.

    • In February 2007, it was revealed that David has ataxophobia - a fear of disorder.

    • The Fox Network offered David and Victoria a prime time spot for their own reality TV show, which would chronicle their new life in America.

    • In January 2007, London's 'Madame Tussauds' loaned wax models of David and Victoria Beckham to New York's 'Madame Tussades' museum.

    • David signed with US Major League Soccer's 'Los Angeles Galaxy' in 2007 for an estimated $128 million.

    • David was so upset at England being knocked out of the 2006 World Cup, Victoria bought him a belt worth $24,300. The belt is made of titanium and white gold and adjusts automatically to fit your waist after a big meal. There are only 88 belts in existence.

    • Victoria and David Beckham hosted a World Cup soccer party at their home in May 2006. The party was themed 'Full Length and Fabulous', with Victoria spending $1.2 million on the party. Guests included Diddy, Emma Bunton, Christian Slater, Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne and Jerry Hall.

    • In November 2006, Victoria and David revealed their son, Romeo, has epilepsy. Since Romeo's illness was revealed nearly all the world's major paparazzi agencies have pledged not to photograph the child to ensure his safety, after being told flashing lights could send him into a fit.

    • He is the first Englishman to score in three seperate World Cup tournaments.

    • He made 394 appearances and scored 85 goals at Manchester United.

    • He weighs 73.92kg and is 180cm tall.

    • David's football-themed console game is called David Beckham's Soccer.

    • David was traded from Manchester United to Real Madrid for 23 million euros in the year 2003.

    • David's personal sponsors include Adidas, Police Sunglasses, Castrol, TBC, Marks and Spencer, Tsubasa Systems, Meiji, Upper Deck, Pepsi, and Vodafone.

    • Said to be one of the largest grassroots sports initiatives in the UK, David's soccer academy is part of the multi-million pound redevelopment of the Dome site on the Greenwich Peninsula.

    • David is known for his impeccable sense of style, and has been called one of England's "best dressed" in various polls.

    • David has appeared in advertisements for Adidas football boots.

    • David and Victoria held a lavish, star-studded party for the christening of their two sons, Brooklyn, 5, and Romeo, 2 on the grounds of their Hertfordshire mansion on December 23, 2004.

    • David was voted the "91st Worst Briton" in a poll by BBC in 2004.

    • Before he married Victoria, David was one of Britain's most eligible bachelors.

    • The movie Bend it Like Beckham refers to David. The main character has posters of him covering her room.

    • David and his wife Victoria are big fans of Tom Cruise, so they invited him to dinner in 2004. Tom ended up bringing lots of Scientology literature with him... no word on whether David and Victoria are planning to convert.

    • 10-year old David immediately knew he wanted to attend the famous Bobby Charlton Football Academy when he was he saw a commercial for it while watching children's favorite Blue Peter.

    • David was accused of having an affair with his ex-assistant Rebecca Loos. He denied the claim.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • David: (on the tabloids) The way I and my family have been treated is an absolute disgrace. At the end of the day, I'm a nice person and loving husband and father. I've been called a bad father, I've been called a bad husband and my wife has been called a bad mother. Things always hurt that are said about my family, and for people to call my wife a bad mother is unbelievable. I'm a strong person, I'm a strong family man, I'm a strong husband and a strong father.

    • David: (if he hadn't been a football player) I always wanted to be a hairdresser.

    • David: (on his move to LA Galaxy) Now I'm looking forward to the new challenge of growing the world's most popular game in a country that is as passionate about its sport as my own.

    • David: (on his move to LA Galaxy) I didn't want to go out there at 34 years old and for people to turn around and say 'he's only going there to get the money'. It's not what I'm going out there to do.

    • David: I always used to go for blondes and quiet girls, but Victoria is the total opposite - dark and loud.

    • David: My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about seven.

    • David: I remember so clearly, us going into hospital so Victoria could have Brooklyn. I was eating a Lion bar at the time.

    • David: Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had.

    • David: (on getting a suspension on purpose since he was already injured) I am sure some people do not think I have the brains to be that clever. But I do!

    • David: Whenever Man Utd lose, people always say there's a crisis.

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

    • David: During the past few months, I have become accustomed to reading more and more ludicrous stories about my private life. The simple truth is that I am very happily married, have a wonderful wife and two very special kids. There is nothing that any third party can do to change these facts.

    • David: I definitely want (my son) Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet.

    • David: Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had.

    • David: (on Real Madrid) To experience playing and being in the same team as these players is something that might not ever happen again - to have so many players in one team. I just wanted to be one of these stars and play in this team.

    • David: I think the most important goal I scored in Spain was the first one because people were wary about me coming over to Spain as a player - they thought I was just there to sell shirts.

    • David: At home things are hard. For instance, my curtains are never open, I get no privacy at all. In fact, I can't remember the last time I saw daylight in my house.

    • David: I like Victoria for herself, not for nothing else. I'd like her if she worked in Tesco.

    • David: As a footballer you always want to test yourself against the best.

    • David: You eat right, you play right.

    • David: Pelé was a complete player. I didn't see him live obviously, because I wasn't born.

    • David: We've been asked to do Playboy together, me and Victoria, as a pair. I don't think I'll ever go naked, But I'll never say never.

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