Posted May 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
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End it like Beckham. David Beckham, whose curling free kicks, rugged good looks and celebrity marriage made him one of the most famous athletes in the world, is retiring from football. Whether striding on the grass, the red carpet or the fashion catwalks, Beckham transcended his sport and became its highest-paid player, with a fortune estimated at $250 million. The 38-year-old former England captain said Thursday he would quit after his final two games with Paris Saint-Germain, where he won a league title this season. ''It's a good way to go out,'' he said in Paris. ''It's every athlete's dream, every footballer's dream to go out on the top - on top form or winning a trophy ... leaving as a champion.'' Although he never lifted the World Cup, football's ultimate prize, Beckham won enough club honors in his 21-year career to cement his status in the game and went out a winner on both sides of the Atlantic. He also helped popularize the sport in the United States, playing with the...
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