8 Delightful Photos Of David Beckham As A Boy

Before Posh, before PSG, before the cornrows.

1. Beckham was born in Leytonstone, London in 1975 to parents who were staunch Manchester United fans.

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2. As a youngster Beckham had trials with his local club Leyton Orient.

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3. He also attended Tottenham Hotspur’s school of excellence.

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4. He signed schoolboy forms at Manchester United on his 14th birthday.

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5. He then signed a youth training contract with the team after his 16th birthday.

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6. Beckham signed his professional contract with Manchester United when he was 17.

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7. He was 21 when he joined the England squad for Euro 96.

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8. Beckham has scored a total of 129 goals during his club career, and 17 goals internationally.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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