David Beckham Sheds Tears At Final Home Match
David Beckham, the English-born soccer star, had tears rolling off his face as he walked off the pitch following his final home match for Paris St. Germain. Just last week, the 38-year-old announced his intention to retire from the sport.
Beckham, who was made captain of Paris Saint-Germain squad for the night, led the French Ligue 1 team to a 3-1 victory over Brest for his last game as a professional soccer player. At the 82-minute mark, Beckham was overcome with the emotion of the end of a career that lasted an incredible 847 games. As coach Carlo Ancelotti called him off the pitch, the crowd of nearly 45,000 gave him a standing ovation. On his way off, he hugged both teammates and opponents alike.
With the names of his children Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper on his boots, and his wife Victoria Beckham in the stands, Beckham left the game on a high note and on his own terms. He’s won league championships with each of his four club teams – Manchester United, Real Madrid, the Los Angeles Galaxy and PSG. While playing for his country, Beckham served as captain and earned the record for the most international appearances.
"Thanks to everyone in Paris, to all of my teammates, the staff and fans," said Beckham during the post game celebrations, according to CNN.
"It's been very special to finish my career here.”
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