David Beckham’s career highs and lows, from Manchester to Los Angeles

David Beckham‘s career highs and lows – from his Manchester United debut and a long England career to life at LA Galaxy, and his shock Olympic snub.

HIGH Manchester United take Beckham on as a trainee in 1991. Makes his debut in 1992 and is part of the side who win the FA Youth Cup, before signing a professional contract in 1993.

HIGH In 1996 helps United win the Premier League and FA Cup double.

HIGH Scores stunning goal on opening day of the 1996-97 season at Wimbledon, lobbing goalkeeper Neil Sullivan from the halfway line.

HIGH Makes his debut for England in 3-0 World Cup qualifying win in Moldova in September 1996.

HIGH Collects another championship winner’s medal in May 1997.

HIGH Wins PFA Young Player of the Year award for 1997.

LOW Has bullets with his name carved on them sent to him through the post. Also complains to police that he has been targeted by a mysterious stalker.

HIGH Picked for Glenn Hoddle’s 1998 World Cup squad.

LOW Left out of the starting lineup for England’s opening two World Cup matches against Tunisia and Romania, as Hoddle says he is “unfocused”.

HIGH Recalled for third match against Colombia and scores his first England goal from a free-kick.

LOW Sent off in second-round match against Argentina for a retaliatory kick against Diego Simeone. England go out on penalties.

HIGH Helps United complete the treble of FA Cup, Premier League title and Champions League.

HIGH Collects his fourth championship winner’s medal in May 2000. Read more

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