David Beckham reveals a scare he encountered during the early years of his career
Beckham a former English professional footballer and currently the president and co-owner of Major League Soccer side Inter Miami CF.
He came into the limelight in 1992 as a member of the youth squad that graduated into the Manchester United first team, making his debut at age 17. Beckham became an integral member at Old Trafford, winning six Premier League titles and the famous 1999 Champions League trophy with the Red Devils, before departing to Real Madrid in Spain.
Popularly known for his long range passes, crossing ability and bending free-kicks as a right winger, Beckham was hailed as one of the greatest midfielder’s of his generation and in 1999, the England international came second in the Balloon d’Or award.
David Beckham is also the first English player to win League titles in four Countries: England, Spain, the United States and France, in addition, he was also holding the record of most outfield player for the Three Lions until 2016, with 115 Caps.
And in a recent interview, the 45-year-old revealed what a youth coach told him during the early stages of his career; according to Beckham the coach made it straight forward, saying he can never play for the national team, because he was too small and not strong enough.
“At age 12, I was told by an England Youth Coach that I would never play for my country. They said you are too small, not strong enough. Thirty years on, I made 115 appearances for my country, was the captain and played at three World Cups.”
However, it turned out to be the opposite as Beckham captained the Three Lions, making over 100 appearances and playing in three different World Cup Tournament for the England national team.