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David Robert Joseph Beckham

(1975-), Footballer

Sitter in 6 portraits
Born in East London in 1975. In 1991 he signed to play for Manchester United and made his first-team debut four years later. Beckham won his first England Cap in 1997. In 1999 he helped Manchester United win the 'Treble'. He captained the England team for six years. Since leaving Manchester United in 2003 he has played for Real Madrid, LA Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain. In 1999 he married 'Spice Girl' Victoria Adams, and the couple have three sons and a daughter. Beckham's high public-profile has ensured that his image is in demand by brands and fashion companies. He received an OBE in 2003 and in 2010 he was presented with the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

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David Beckham, by Lorenzo Agius - NPG x88370

David Beckham

by Lorenzo Agius
bromide print, November 1998
NPG x88370

David Beckham, by Lorenzo Agius - NPG x88384

David Beckham

by Lorenzo Agius
contact sheet, November 1998
NPG x88384

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

David Beckham ('David')

by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Sam Taylor-Wood)
digital video displayed on plasma screen, 2004
On display at The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
NPG 6661

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

David Beckham; Victoria Beckham

by Dean Freeman
C-type colour print, April 1999
NPG x88700

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

David Beckham

by Nadav Kander
Lambda print, May 2002
On display in Room 37A at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x125379

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