Beckham announces retirement

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After a glittering career spanning 20 years David Beckham is to retire at the end of the season.

The announcement comes three days after the 38-year-old helped Paris Saint Germain lift the League One title for the first time in 19 years.

Winning the league with the French capital club made Beckham the only English player to win championships in four countries after titles with Manchester United – Real Madrid and the LA Galaxy.

His most successful stint came at Old Trafford and Man Utd for whom he made 394 appearances, winning six Premier League titles and the Champions League in 1999 – that season he also helped his side to an unprecedented treble by winning the League and FA Cup (the first English club to achieve the feat).

He won 115 caps for England – a record for an outfield player – and captained the side for six years (between 2000 and 2006) before retiring from International football in 2009.

Beckham will hang up his professional boots after PSG’s final game of the season at Lorient on May 26 but will continue his ambassadorial roles with various organisations.