Today marks 19 years since David Beckham was sent off for England against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup in France.
Becks lashed out at the back of Diego Simeone’s leg after a foul, and the rush of blood to the head resulted in a red card, England’s exit from the tournament and a huge backlash back home.
It seemed like Beckham was public enemy number one on his return to England, but it’s all character building stuff as ‘Golden Balls’ showed the world in the years that followed.
He went onto play for Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain following his departure from Manchester United in 2003 – making 719 career appearances and scoring 129 goals. He retired a legend, one of the most successful England players of all time – and one of the most popular.
Here we take a look at some of the moments from Beckham’s career that he will forever be remembered for…
Kevin De Bruyne was at it again against Burnley.
Jose Mourinho was unsurprisingly not a happy man.
Let’s see more of this.
No prizes for getting No.1.
That poor defender.
One of the Premier League’s most intimidating men.
A tribute to the absolute master of the chip.
Who knew Paul Ince could do *this*?
Twelve to get in 10 minutes.
It makes good reading for the English clubs.