David Beckham, is definitely known to be the most popular football legend and a professional footballer who played for Manchester United and Real Madrid. He also played in the England national team and was its captain from 2000 to 2006. As a midfielder, he was known for his bending right free kicks. During his 20-year career, Beckham won 19 trophies and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services rendered in the sport of football.
David was born in London to a British family in 1975. As a kid he always wanted to be a footballer, so he started playing and soon football became his whole life. He played with passion and with the support of his parents, he soon made his debut as a Manchestar United player.
He started to live his dream life, scoring goals, winning games and earning for his family. Beckham played for the England team from 1996 to 2009, with a total of 115 appearances including three World Cups and two UEFA European Championships. He was captain for 6 years from 2000 to 2006, and was the first English player to score in 3 separate World Cup tournaments.
But his life turned upside down when England was eliminated by Argentina in the second round competition after losing the penalty shootout in 1998 World Cup. During this match Beckham was sent off with a red card after he kicked Argentinean player, Diego Simeone, on his calf after the latter had fouled him. Everyone in the football World blamed Beckham for England exit from the World Cup and his fame was destroyed with criticism and taunts.
Despite the negativity, Beckham kept his head down and continued working on his skills and concentrated on being the best player he could be. In November 2000, Beckham was promoted to captain of the England team.
Beckham turned the world around in the 2002 World Cup qualifying match against Greece, a game that England had to win or draw in order to qualify for the World Cup finals. In a game where there was so much on the stakes, he played exemplary as team captain. He covered over 16km during the duration of the game, and his free kick at the last minutes of the match dramatically secured England a spot in the World Cup.
David Beckham has taught the world that there will be times when you’re faced with criticism or difficult situations. But only those who have ability to bounce back from tough times will be successful in life.
Learn to be positive and stay focused on your goals. If you stay the course and continue working on your strength, your success will ultimately shut up your critics.