Arise Sir David Beckham : Footballer, Celebrity, Legend - The Biography of Britain's Best Loved Sporting Icon Paperback
by Gwen Russell
David Beckham is Britain's greatest and best loved footballer.
Famous both off and on the pitch, the footballing legend has reached iconic status.
From the joyous screams of young girls to the chants of support from gruff-voiced football fans, everywhere David Beckham goes it is evident that he has captured the love of the nation.In 2003, David Beckham was awarded an OBE for his services to football, and now, with his outstanding popularity still reaching far and wide, he is in a position to receive the ultimate honour - a knighthood from the Queen.This amazing biography traces the incredible accomplishments of this kind-hearted and talented star.
First playing for Manchester United's first team at the age of 17, he became a household name a few years later with a breathtaking goal against Wimbledon.
Now, over a decade on, he is the fifth most-capped English player of all time and the only one to score in three different World Cups.Like his fame, David Beckham's achievements extend far beyond the football pitch. He has supported the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) since his early days at Manchester United; been a goodwill ambassador for the charity; and, opened football academies in Los Angeles and London in the first step of his attempt to fulfil his dream of helping children from around the world to learn the joy of the beautiful game.This is the inspiring story of an extremely talented and devoted man - an honest and complete portrait of how the golden boy of English football has managed to take this and many other countries by storm.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.)
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/05/2008
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9781844545797