BIO: David Robert Joseph Beckham is an English association footballer who plays for Los Angeles Galaxy. Beckham is one of Britain's most iconic athletes whose name is also an elite global advertising brand. He has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player. He was captain of the English national team from 2000 to 2006, scored in three different FIFA World Cups and has won the MLS Cup playing for Los Angeles Galaxy in 2011. He attended Bobby Charlton's football school in Manchester, and won a spot in a training session at FC Barcelona as a child. During his time there, United won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999. From 1992 - 2003 Beckham made almost 400 appearances for Manchester United and scored 85 goals. He left Manchester United to sign for Real Madrid in 2003, where he remained for four seasons, clinching the La Liga championship in his final season with the club. On 1 July 2007, Beckham signed a five-year contract with the Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy. While a Galaxy player, he spent two loan spells in Italy with Milan in 2009 and 2010. On 20 November 2011, he joined an elite group of players to have won three league titles in three different countries, when Los Angeles won their third MLS Cup. Beckham made his international debut playing for England on 1 September 1996. He was made captain from 15 November 2000until the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals, during which he played 58 times. He earned a much-publicized hundredth cap against France on 26 March 2008. Beckham was the first British footballer to play 100 Champions League matches. Beckham's forte has been his delivery from the right-hand side as well as his efficient free kicks. On the field he has been demonstrating his consistent ability to see a big picture even under severe pressure during the most rapidly changing and unpredictable games.