“If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I’m fortunate to have realised those dreams.
To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country. I knew every time I wore the Three Lions shirt, I was not only following in a long line of great players, I was also representing every fan that cared passionately about their country.
I wouldn’t have achieved what I have done today without my family. I’m grateful for my parents’ sacrifice, which made me realise my dreams. I owe everything to Victoria and the kids, who have given me the inspiration and support to play at the highest level for such a long period.
I want to thank all my team-mates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from. I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed.
Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I’m starting a new adventure and I’m genuinely excited about what lies ahead. I’m fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it’s my time to give back.” - David Beckham
“Eu realmente não consigo idealizar alguém apaixonado por mim. Eu não consigo imaginar alguém pensando em mim antes de dormir, ou contando para os seus amigos sobre mim com um sorriso bobo. Eu não consigo imaginar ninguém nas nuvens porque eu disse um ‘oi’ ou qualquer coisa assim. Não consigo imaginar alguém sorrindo para a tela do computador quando a gente está conversando. Sei lá, só não consigo.”
Legends deserve honors
Sir Alex Ferguson tribute poster.
” To the fans, thank you. The support you have provided over the years has been truly humbling. It has been an honour and an enormous privilege to have had the opportunity to lead your club and I have treasured my time as manager of Manchester United.”
No Sir, Thank You.