Given he became the global face of the game, Beckham is now often thought of as a celebrity first and foremost.
But it should not be forgotten just how good a footballer the former England captain was.
Similarly, his appearance – let’s just face it, he’s bloody handsome – means many people overlook the fact he was just as much about graft and hard work as he was about natural ability.
In fact, it is this aspect of Becks that many of his peers highlight as his greatest strength.
If we’re being honest, compiling these quotes made us feel quite warm and fuzzy. Just watch the video of all the free-kicks Golden Balls scored. You won’t regret it.
Featuring only two current players.
We’ll always love Arsene.
Big Sam has been very Big Sam again.
Do Arsenal fans really deserve their reputation?
John Ruddy is still having nightmares.
We are very big fans of the Playmaker award.
Featuring some surprise names.
Sergio Aguero has finally made it in.
Anything to get the player you want.
From playing for his college to playing in Europe.