David Beckham

David Beckham was born on May 2nd 1975 in London, England. His father encouraged him to play football seriously when he was still at school and he trained with several different youth teams. He later joined Manchester United football team and became well known for being able to pass the ball accurately to other players from a long distance.

He then went on to play for Real Madrid, the LA Galaxy and Inter Milan. He became a popular
celebrity around the time he was selected for the England national football team and married Victoria from the famous British pop group the Spice Girls.

He gets a lot of media attention because of his good looks and glamorous life style. He often appears on TV commercials and advertising billboards, promoting products like after shave and football boots. However, he is still respected in the footballing world because he works hard and always gives 100% on the pitch. He is currently close to retirement, but it’s hard to imagine him being out of the public eye completely.

Glossary

to encourage – vést k/povzbuzovat
accurately – přesně
media attention – pozornost médií
glamorous – atraktivní
advertising billboards – reklamní billboardy
pitch – hřiště
retirement – důchod/odpočinek
public eye – střed pozornosti/zájmu

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