Hour after hour of practice in the park close to his East London home set David Beckham on the road to becoming one of the worldas best-known sportsmen. An integral part of Manchester Unitedas Class of a92 and Treble-winning team of 1999, he reluctantly left the club for Real Madrid after falling out with manager Sir Alex Ferguson, then played for LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. Twice runner-up as World Player of the Year, he is the only Englishman to win the league title in four different countries. In David Beckham: Fifty Defining Fixtures, journalist Steve Tongue traces the key matches for club and country among the highs and lows of Beckhamas extraordinary career. Former England manager Steve McClaren contributes a foreword defining his qualities as a player and a person.He had every incentive to make a point and did so. Uniteda#39;s prospects of reaching the semifinal dimmed after only 12 minutes when Ronaldo, who would become the star ... The key was to stop Madrid scoring again, since two away goals would mean United had to score five for victory. ... with Zidane, he took a barechested bow to all four corners of the ground, wondering how many more European nightsanbsp;...
|Title||:||David Beckham: Fifty Defining Fixtures|
|Author||:||Steve Tongue, Steven McClaren|
|Publisher||:||Amberley Publishing Limited - 2015-08-15|