David Beckham on England captaincy, World Cup red card and more

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David Beckham is certainly one of the most charismatic football players in the history of the sport. From coming through the youth ranks of Manchester United to win the famous treble with the club, the 40-year-old footballer has achieved superstardom in the sport.

The man from Leytonstone, London, England recently revealed that he considers his red card against Argentina in World Cup 1998 as one of the top 5 moments in his career. David Beckham took the world by storm when he received the infamous red card for fouling Diego Simeone of Argentina in the 1998 World Cup.

“One of them would be getting the red card in 1998 because it was a moment where it was difficult for me as a player and a person, but it made me mature very quickly” Beckham said to GQ magazine.

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Beckham went on to state his signing for Manchester United at the age of 15 and then going on to win the Youth Cup with the club as another important milestone in his career. The win in the youth cup was important since it was done after many years by the football club.

Another important moment for David Beckham in his football career was when he won the treble for Manchester United with the “Class of 92” in 1999. The moment had a special place in his heart because Manchester United won the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League in the same season with six players coming out of the United academy, with Beckham being one of them.

The most important moment for Beckham, however, was when he was made the captain of England. David Beckham went on to become the most capped outfield player in the history of the Three Lions.

“Probably number one has to be being given the captain’s armband for England. I think every young kid wants to represent their country and also to be captain of my country. That’s probably my proudest moment in the game.” Beckham said.

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