David Beckham to Retire: Assessing His Football Legacy and What'll He Do Next

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalMay 16, 2013

David Beckham will retire at the end of the season, bowing out as a French champion with Paris Saint-Germain and bringing to a close a remarkable playing career.

Beckham began his club career at Manchester United, where he achieved success under Sir Alex Ferguson and was part of the all-conquering, treble-winning team in 1999.

From there, it was Real Madrid, where he linked up with the likes of Raul and Zinedine Zidane. As he had at United, he said goodbye after a title-winning season.

His next stop was America and a sensational move to L.A. Galaxy. Beckham was tasked with invigorating the U.S. game and unquestionably played his part in building football's profile and that of MLS during his time there.

There were loan spells at AC Milan during that period, before Beckham eventually left Hollywood to take on his final playing challenge at PSG. A Champions League quest ended at the hands of Barcelona, but PSG would not be denied the Ligue 1 title this season.

Add to that Beckham's England international career, which saw him take in three World Cups and collect 115 caps for his country, and you have quite the legacy to look back on.

In this clip, B/R lead writers Dan Levy and Will Tidey assess Beckham's contributions and debate what might come next for the 38-year-old.