David Beckham
Name: David Beckham
Hobbies/Interests: cars, fashion, golf, music, wine
Endorsements: Gillette - M3Power; adidas; Got Milk?; Marks & Spencer - Christmas Campaign; PepsiCo - Pepsi; Vodafone; Armani - Emporio Armani
Charities: British Forces Foundation Charity; Cystic Fibrosis Trust; Elton John AIDS Foundation; Help For Heroes; Make Poverty History; Malaria No More UK; NSPCC; Rainbow Trust Children's Charity; The Prince's Trust; The Victoria & David Beckham Children's Charity; UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund

David Beckham is twice runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year and in 2004 the world's highest-paid footballer, Beckham was the first British footballer to play 100 Champions League matches. He was Google's most searched of all sports topics in both 2003 and 2004. With such global recognition he has become an elite advertising brand and a top fashion icon.

Beckham's career began when he signed a professional contract with Manchester United, making his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17. During his time there, United won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999. He left Manchester United to sign for Real Madrid in 2003, where he remained for four seasons, clinching the La Liga championship in his final season with the club.

In January 2007, it was announced that Beckham would leave Real Madrid and sign a five-year contract with Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy. This gave him the highest player salary in MLS history.

Beckham is married to former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and together have amassed a multi-million pound empire trading on the brand of the 'Beckham' name.