- Birthday2nd May, 75
- Birth PlaceUnited Kingdom
- Marital statusMarried
One of the most celebrated footballers in the world, Beckham has risen from being just another raw soccer talent to being a youth icon. Born in the summer of 1975 in London, England, David showed an early interest in football. His father, David Edward Alan “Ted” Beckham, a kitchen fitter was a die-hard Manchester United supporter, and David inherited that love for the MU.
His first interaction with the sports was when he won the chance to attend a training session at FC Barcelona while he was attending one of Bobby Charlton’s football schools. Noted for the quality of his crossing and ability to hit free-kicks and corners, particularly at long-range free-kicks he captained England 59 times, the fourth highest in the history of English football. He was also the star midfielder of Manchester United for 12 years.
He also played for Real Madrid for four seasons before joining the Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy for a record remuneration of US$250 million for a span of 5 years. Although there are arguably many better current players in world football none are as famous. Beckham’s popularity transcends boundaries beyond the pitch and makes him one of the most recognizable and reliable brand names in the world.
He has launched a couple of fragrances and is also planning to launch a new men’s body wear line, among other lifestyle products. His business acumen again came to the fore when he sold his wedding rights to OK! Magazine for $ 1.5 million. His love for luxury cars and new tattoos is well publicized. More recently Beckham has pledged his support for the current Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign.
Family & relationships
Update: David Beckham and his wife, Victoria Beckham have put their palatial estate, the ‘Beckingham Palace’ on the market for an undisclosed amount.
The Manchester United star owns a Georgian style mansion “Beckingham Palace” also known by the official name “Rowneybury House” in London which the soccer idol acquired in October 1999, after his wedding. The 1930 built lavish mansion became Beckham’s property for $3.9 million.
Location: Beckham’s magnificent mansion is located in the town “Sawbridgeworth”, Hertfordshire, London, United Kingdom.
Accommodation: The 24 acre estate features seven bedrooms with beautiful furnished interiors. The celebrity couple renovated it adding an indoor and outdoor pool, state-of-the-art floodlit tennis courts, snooker room, a petting zoo, a gym, a helipad and a recording studio. It includes a 52ft garden pavilion with marble flooring featuring a 4ft barbecue estimated at $96,652. The lush garden features three $13,806 gazebos, each with a special theme – lakeside, romantic and ornamental.
Beck's London residence
Domaine Saint-VincentDavid Beckham bought a mansion in south of France called Le Domaine Saint-Vincet, in 2003. Back then, the price of the property was £2 million. It is located in the Village of Bargemon in the Var district of France. The house was built in 19th century in French chateau style and comprises 15 bedrooms,a chapel, a lush green farm and a swimming pool. Reportedly haunted, the couple has put up the house on sale.
Beckham owns this massive Spanish palatial villa which he bought for $6.21 million in May 2005. The Beckhams are resolute to keep out burglars and have spent the hefty money on surveillance cameras, alarms and electric shock systems.
Location: The mansion is located in Madrid which is also the largest city in Spain. The place has many beautiful mansions with rich and famous residents.
Accommodation: The house lies in the no-fly zone, because of its proximity to a property owned by Spanish KING JUAN CARLOS. The beautiful mansion has five bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The house also has an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, a small football pitch and a play area. The couple has spent thousands of dollars to install high-tech security devices.
Neighborhood: Famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has homes in Madrid.
Beverly Hills HomeReal estate lovers, the Beckhams bought their Italian villa in Beverly Hills in 2007. They purchased this property right after Beckham got a transfer to Los Angeles Galaxy. It has a perfect combination of hardwood and slate floors with six fireplaces and full air-conditioning. Spread over 13,000 square foot, the mansion has interiors that matches the best and feature a mixture of hardwood and slate floors with six fireplaces. The mansion boasts of a breathtaking view of ocean from all the rooms. The house was bought for $22 million and has neighbors like talk show host Jay Leno and the famous celeb couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Privacy should also not be a problem as it is surrounded by tall hedges and can be accessed only by a huge iron gate. The house has also been host to the Royal guests Prince William and Kate Middleton as the couple was invited by the Beckhams after their wedding.
Dubai MansionDavid and Posh have treated themselves with a luxury apartment in Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in Dubai in 2009. The apartment is said to be bought for £5 million and boasts seven bedrooms. This apartment is an addition to their property in Dubai as they already own a property on Palm Jumeirah, a palm-shaped man-made island.
Beckham owns a luxury home built on Palm Island, which is the first of three massive palm-tree-shaped groups of islands that will eventually adorn the Dubai coast. The luxury seven-bedroom home cost him $1.6 million. However, he is not alone. A slew of other English soccer players have also signed up for a new home at the island. The list includes names like Michael Owen, Wayne Bridge, Ashley Cole, Joe Cole, Kieron Dyer and David James.
David Beckham gifted Victoria her own winery in Napa. The pair has a joint passion for wines and hence David did not hesitate to pay a seven figure amount for the winery. David also gifted Posh a bottle with Victoria's name on the label. However there are no plans for the couple to get into wine business. The winery will only be for the family and friends.
South London Home
After making the move to settle in London, it has been a busy time for the Beckhams. From almost a year, Victoria Beckham has been house-hunting in Southwest London. And finally, after long efforts, they seem to have chosen a home that comes as a belated New Year's gift! The nest that the rich birds have flown into is worth more than £20 million and belongs to the boss of Hawes & Curtis and Ghost, Touker Suleyman. The move has been inspired in spite of the footballers multiple offers from over 4 continents. And this is because he is concerned about good schooling for his children.
Location: The home is located in the fashionable South London of London City, United Kingdom.
Accommodation: One of the most important reasons for Beckham to opt for the home has been its amazing privacy and security features. Thus, anybody should be excused for not being able to estimate or mention the exact facilities and amenities available in the house. This much can be estimated that there are at least 4 bedrooms and a huge garage where Beckham can park his cars which include a Range Rover.
Features: The James Bond style house has maximum security. To start with, there are high walls and a controlled gate. The walls have been lead-lined so that even bullets do not make any impact on them! State-of-the-art security includes surveillance cameras along with the old method of privacy using high hedges. Being an A-list family, it seems that they need this kind of a home.
Neighborhood: South London is not only the residence of many celebrities; it has also been the birthplace for many. Those that live here include Linda Henry, Kate Bush and Jeremy Bowen while those that were born here are Joanna Taylor, Mick Jones and Smiley Culture.
Parisian hotel suite
David Beckham loves to lead a lavish lifestyle. Very clearly this can be proved by the lavish Parisian hotel suite that this international soccer player prefers for accommodation purpose. One night's stay cost around €17,000! No, it's not a joke. This is one of the most lavish and luxurious hotel suites for accommodation purpose. It's surely the best accommodation option in Paris for a celebrity soccer player of David Beckham's caliber.
Location: The suite is located at the heart of Paris, very close to the Elysee Palace.It's the five star rated Le Bristol hotel where this lavish suit is available. The exact locality is Faubourg Saint-Honore. The locality feature numerous boutique designer stores, shopping enclaves, and herbal masseur parlor.
Accommodation: This is one stunning suite available in the Le Bristol hotel. Also, this suite is considered to be the largest of all the available suites in this hotel. It's spacious, finely decorated, feature enriched, and lavish. It can house a total of 12 guests. It comprises of numerous bedrooms, separate dining space, sitting room, dressing room, and one master bedroom with attached toilet and living room.
Features: The beautiful suite is well decorated with vintage furniture items from the 18th century, The upholstery is being decorated and designed by notable Parisian firm, Manuel Canovas. The walls feature antique painting 7 prints. The suite comprises of three bathrooms, made from pink Aurora marble.The balcony offers wonderful view of the city landscapes.
Neighborhood: Some of the notable celebrities who prefer this hotel for accommodation purpose include Mick Jagger, Mario Balotelli, Rita Hayworth, Princess of Monaco, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Bill Clinton.
The Dining hall
Beautiful entrance gate
The master bath
Beckham likes listening to music. His favorites as stated on his Facebook page include Jay-Z, Jonas Brothers, U2, Eminem, Justin Bieber and Bob Marley.
Body ArtDavid Beckham is known for experimenting innovative styles of body art. He has a number of tattoos on his body, and many of those got really popular. Soccer star David Beckham is popularly known for his fashion sense and tattoos.
Victoria in Hindi
Spotted after a soccer match
More of body art
This car has a powerful 6.75-litre V8 engine. He maintained his car with all the luxury amenities. The most expensive assets of the car are its vanity mirrors mounted on the roof, an Alpine stereo system with sub-woofers, and leather child seats embroidered with his son’s name, Brooklyn. It is a bulky car that weighs two and a half tones, but still doesn’t compromise with the speed. It has a top speed of 175mph.
Beckham owned a heavily customized Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet convertible. He repeotedly spent over $100, 000 in personilizing the car. However, his intrest in the super car was shortlived as he auctioned it off for a cool $227,000. One Mr. Adam Sabbagh was the buyer. The car is a beast and has approximately 345-horsepower and 3.6-liter flat-6 engine. Zero to 100 kilometers per hour comes in 3.3 seconds and top speed is rated at over 300 kilometers an hour.
Beckham's auctioned Porsche
David Beckham loves this car as it is a perfect combination of a curvy, low-slung body with four-seat practicality. Most of all it has a sufficient amount of sportiness along with proper arrangements for luxury, safety and prestige.
He owns this huge Cadillac Escalade which goes well with his style. He has got it modified with the grille badge and the leather seats. Both carry the 23 logo which corresponds to David Beckham's shirt number at Real Madrid. He got this as a gift from his pal and next door neighbor Tom Cruise. It's been comprehensively modified with the grille badge and the leather seats both carrying the 23 logo which corresponds to David Beckham's shirt number at Real Madrid.
Audi RS 6Audi RS 6 runs with a powerful 5.0-litre V10 engine. The Audi RS6 bundles a number of Audi’s race-winning technologies – FSI direct fuel injection, dry-sump lubrication and two turbochargers.
Audi A4 is an intelligently created car with perfect use of engineering. The foremost reason for David to own an Audi A4 is its unmatched comfort. The performance that this car provides is moderate, with a 0-62mph time of 9.4 seconds. Its top speed is 134mph.
David Beckham recent addition to his fleet of luxury cars includes a brand new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro with custom matte black finish. The soccer star is known for his love for American muscle cars and he owns several luxury cars made in the USA. His taste for custom finish and paint jobs for his autos can be seen in his collection of cars, including a matte black Cadillac Escalade, a $40,000 customized Jeep Wrangler which looks and he did it again by dropping a cool $55,000 on this custom Chevrolet Camaro.
Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead CoupeDavid Beckham owns a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. It is a car with Swift acceleration. Beckham loves its luxuriously comfortable cabin. It can be easily customized. He loves to make his possessions according to his style and with a personal touch. The car is designed to emulate a dream weekend getaway for everyone – drivers and passengers alike.
Beckham bought this customized armor-plated BMW X5 for the security purpose, after the incident when his son Brooklyn was at the center of a kidnapping scare. It was more often driven by the Beckham family body guards.
Jaguar XJ is best in performance. It has a marvelous torque. Speed is commendable. It does 0-62mph in just 5.7 seconds. The interiors are spectacular. It made a perfect use of hi-tech instruments such as a TFT screen. Moreover, this is a perfect choice of Beckham for long journeys.
Beckham massively got this car modified. Its cool features include super-low-profile wheels with the 'VII' logo as well as 'VB' embossed on the seats inside. He invested $103,200 to grab this car and additionally spent $33,800 on extra lavish accessories. He is a great fan of Hummer and he once bought his son Brooklyn a scaled down toy version costing $30,402.37 for Christmas.
David bought AUDI S8 in 2004. It has a powerful 6.0-litre W12 engine. It can be called a perfect blend of performance and luxury.
Lamborghini GallardoBeckham owns silver Lamborghini Gallardo. It is complete with 23 embossed wheels. It is packed with a 5.2-litre V10 and over 550bhp. This Italian supercar has a top speed of 192mph and hits 60mph in just 4.2 seconds.
David owns a Jeep Wrangler. He has made numerous modifications to this rugged Jeep to make it match his style.
Audi Q7 is a tough car with a tremendous speed. It gives 276 bhp and can hit 62mph in just 8.5 seconds. It has good cabin space. Moreover, there are front, side and curtain airbags which ensure a smooth and safe ride.
Porsche has always been a part of Beckham’s car collection. Cayenne features a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 300 hp. It weighs 4,500-pounds. It is a perfect luxury car for a superb driving experience.
Rolls Royce GhostRolls Royce Ghost is best known for its swift acceleration. It is smooth to drive. The cabins are given a luxurious touch but not at the cost of comfort ability. Beckham gets enough space for customization with this car. When you look at the grandiose design of the 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost, it gives the ultimate feel of luxury and ecstasy.
Aston Martin V8David Beckham owns an Aston Martin V8. He has added his personal touch in it. It has personalized registration plate marked ‘DB7’, which acts both as a reference to the car itself and the David Beckham’s initials and shirt number.
Hellcat MotorcycleDavid Beckham is not only a car enthusiast but also likes to try out toys on two wheels. Therefore he made an investment of $88,000 in his Hellcat motorcycle. It features the specific hand ported and polished head design, ultra high compression and special camshaft grind.
Hellcat Combat Bike
David on his bike
David drives HellCat
The paparazzi managed to photograph David Beckham stepping out of his metallic black Bentley Mulsanne during the football ace’s latest trip to London in January 2013. The Mulsanne sports a muscular look owing to the presence of an extremely prominent grille and two massive oval shaped headlights. The interiors have been luxuriously trimmed using generous amounts of expensive leather along with polished walnut wood and the floors have been lined with lamb’s wool carpets. Among the vehicle’s many hi-tech systems, pride of place goes to the Naim 20 speaker audio system which is considered to be one of the best car stereos in the world.
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
The soccer player has is it all - beautiful wife, loving children, lavish house, ample contracts, and a big collection of cars. One latest addition to his car collection list is the Ferrar 612 Scaglietti. The polished black bodies Ferrari is a true delight to the eyes. And Mr. Bekham has expressed enormous satisfaction after driving it just once since the purchase. According to the soccer celebrity, the 612 Scaglietti is a king of the road with brutal power to compete with any of the top level competitors available presently. The car's V12, 48V, DOHC engine is capable of producing top power of 533 bhp at a rate of 7250 rpm. The 6-speed manual transmission promises a top speed of 196mph. The 2+ 2 coupe is priced around £89,950.
David Beckham acquired a matte black colored Audi S8 on February 2013 immediately after he signed on a playing contract with French football club Paris St. Germain. The ace midfielder travels to the training ground of the Paris based club in his new car. It is not yet clear if Beckham has purchased the S8 or had rented it out on a temporary basis. The $130,000 car possesses a very trendy appearance owing to its large grille, 18 inch alloy wheels and LED head lights. The S8 boasts of expensive electronic systems like a Bose audio system fitted with 12 speakers which generates 350 Watts of sound output.
David & Victoria Wedding
Laglio ,ItalyDavid Beckham and Victoria have spent several days vacationing in Laglio ,Italy. The couple was reported to be staying in George Clooney’s Italian home which is a huge mansion in Laglio, on the shores of Lake Como. The city is peaceful and gorgeous for a vacation. It is also reported that David fell in love with the city as well as the lavish 30-room property and is now planning to buy the mansion for $52 million which is ten times the asking price.
David Beckham supports the Comic Relief foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at generating funds for the needy people by organizing comedy events. Founded in 1986, by comedy writer and actor Bob Zmuda, the charity offers help to the homeless people with special focus on disaster relief, and other needy people. The necessary funds are raised by the participation of the general public in the charity organized comedy events and projects. The foundation also works to educate and raise awareness in the common people for promoting social change.
Malaria No more
David supports the noble mission “Malaria No more”, which focuses on eradicating the disease completely from the planet by offering prevention aids and raising awareness in order to end the deaths due to malaria. Established by leading non-governmental institutions in 2006, the charity offers life-saving bed nets and other needed utilities to the families to reduce the disease infections and bring down malaria-related deaths. It works in conjunction with other eminent charity bodies like American Red Cross, UNICEF, Millennium Promise and United Nations Foundation, to raise funds for its projects.
Help for Heroes
The eminent footballer supports the charity Help for Heroes, an organization aimed at raising funds for the members of the armed forces, who get wounded while offering their services for the nation. The noble charity was founded in 2007, by Bryn Parry and his group of friends, to help the injured service workforce returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Help for Heroes raises funds by conducting different fund raising events and initiating direct projects, to assist the wounded defense personnel.
Beckham supports the Non Governmental Organization “mothers2mothers”, which offers effective care, education and assistance for the pregnant women as well as the new mothers bearing HIV disease. Since its inception in 2001, the NGO has expanded its reach to more than 500 centers spread in seven countries, employing more than 1600 people including pregnant mothers, doctors and nurses, gathering funds and support for providing medical care and training to the infected mothers.
David’s pet British bulldog coco is one of his beloved pet as the cute dog was gifted to the footballer by his fashion designer wife Victoria. One of the four dogs owned by the footballer, coco has been pictured with its toe nails painted pink, providing a distinctive style to its appearance.
Emporio ArmaniDavid is a personnel favorite of Giorgio Armani. He was chosen to showcase the Emporio Armani Underwears.
David and Giorgio Armani
Ralph Lauren Purple LabelDavid Beckham wore a Ralph Lauren Purple Label suit to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
PoliceBeckham's personnel favorite is Police branded apparels and accessories.
Police branded denims
Rebel YellBeckham has been seen many times in Rebel Yells clothes.
AppleAlthough not quite a gadget freak, David Beckham still wants the best when it comes to mobile phones. Therefore, like many others he also prefers Apple Iphone.
Burberry ProrsumBurberry is for those who want a dash of style with subtle colors and sober looks. Beckham prefers just that.
Jacob & Co Global 3 watch
The star footballer added yet another posh accessory to his classy assets as he bought a Jacob & Co Global 3 watch, after splashing an eye-watering $11,000. Featuring a distinctive construction and design, the fancy timepiece comes with a bundle of features which will prove quite handy for Beckham. The opulence studded watch features a pricey alligator skin strap, an 18 carat rose gold bezel and a silver plated dial. Apart from flaunting the local time, the water resistant watch displays five different time zones which include those of LA, New York, Tokyo and Paris.