David Beckham is the first Englishman to have won league titles in four different countries.
Just for that reason alone, he's one of the Three Lions' most legendary and memorable figures.
"Becks" was part of the legendary Class of '92 alongside Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes that helped deliver glory at Old Trafford in the 90s. He won six Premier League titles with the club, as well as the Champions League in 1999, before embarking on a successful stint abroad in Spain, the USA, Italy & France.
Beckham, primarily a right-winger at Manchester United, reinvented himself as a tough-tackling central midfielder at Real Madrid where he won the LaLiga title in 2007 when it became clear that he was more than just a pretty face who took devilishly good free-kicks. Beckham's journey took him to the United States where he would win two MLS Cups with the LA Galaxy in 2011 and 2012. Two short stints in Milan followed before Becks rounded out his playing career out with a Ligue 1 crown in 2013 with Paris Saint-Germain.
The first Englishman to win league titles in four different countries. Happy birthday Becks 🥰 pic.twitter.com/IIKGeHgMdG— Futaa.com (@Futaacom) May 2, 2020
Becks continues to be heavily involved in football and humanitarian efforts around the globe, and he's now club president of Inter Miami, the latest MLS franchise. He remains one of the most recognizable football faces on the planet.
Happy 45th birthday David Beckham!