After a 20-year career that saw him become the highest-paid, most-recognizable, though not necessarily the best soccer player in the world, David Beckham is going to hang up the cleats at age 38.
Beckham won 10 league titles in his 20 seasons, most recently with Paris Saint-Germain, which had offered him a deal for next season. But he decided this is the time, and will officially retire after his final two games with PSG.
"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 100 times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy," he said.
"I'm fortunate to have realised those dreams."
Let's take this opportunity to share highlights of Beckham (and memories of some truly excellent United and England sides). His free kick against Greece to put England into the 2002 World Cup:
Post your own videos or recollections below.