Golden balls is hanging up his boots. Yes, David Beckham has announced that he is to retire from professional football. We are, naturally, devastated but it's given us the perfect opportunity to think about our fave memories of the utterly gorgeous East End lad. Because Becks was our first mega sports star crush (apart from Michael Owen, but we don't admit that one) and we can fondly remember when we first fell for him, when his career was taking off and he first started dating a certain Posh Spice.
And we're no footy experts but we can read statistics, and Beck's speak for themselves. Back in the glory days when he was at United, his team won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League. And since then his career has gone from strength to strength. We'd go into more detail but we don't understand football enough to do his accomplishments justice!
But back in real life, the floppy haired teenager we remember from the early 90s won our hearts a long time ago and now at the tender age of 38 he's only getting better - as proved in his recent H & M campaign. So without further ado, here's some of our bestest most favourite Becks moments everrrrrr.
1) When he scored THAT goal. We thought the expression 'Bend It Like Beckham' was something Keira Knightley had made up until we saw this happen....
2) When he gave ALL his PSG earnings to charity. Hooray for Becks.
3) When he did that H & M campaign. OH. MY. GOD. And he totes was NOT using a bottom double either.
4) And last but not least......here's to all the times when Becks has taken his clothes off!