Posted May 16, 2013 on AP on Fox

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy warms up prior to their MLS match against New York Red Bulls at The Home Depot Center on September 24, 2010 in Carson, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Some up and downs in the career of David Beckham, who on Thursday announced his retirement from soccer: --- Up: Signs professional contract with Manchester United in 1993 and helps team win Premier League-FA Cup double in 1996. United wins league title again a year later. Down: Gets red card for kicking Diego Simeone in England's second-round match against Argentina at 1998 World Cup in France. Some angry England fans blame him for loss and hang him in effigy. --- Up: Helps Man United win Champions League-Premier League-FA Cup treble in 1999, and becomes captain of England in 2000. In 2001, scores last-second free kick against Greece to qualify England for 2002 World Cup. Down: Leaves Man United for Real Madrid after shoe kicked by manager Alex Ferguson hits Beckham in eye in 2003. A year later, former personal aide Rebecca Loos said she and Beckham had 10-day affair. He dismisses that as ''ludicrous'' and ''absurd.'' --- Up: Scores from free kick against Ecuador to put Engl...
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