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  • Posted By: joshman75
  • Date Posted: 03/01/2011
  • Category: Biographies
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David Beckham

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David Beckham

This essay focuses on the Manchester United midfielder and England captain, David Beckham and his performance in the Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg against Real Madrid (May 2003). Beckham is an elite footballer who’s estimated worth in the game is 45 million. This piece will focus on six aspects of Beckhams life, which both affect, and are affected by, his sporting performance. Not only is Beckham a skilled performer but his image around the world is also extremely important to him. Thanks to his level of skill, his good looks and his marriage to Posh Spice he is one of the most famous sportsmen in the world, therefore making him one of the most familiar faces on the planet. This familiarity with the world’s public has lead to lucrative sponsorship deals but also media intrusion, both of which issues will feature in this piece. Also world famous is his ability to score free kicks regularly and the muscle action he uses will be scrutinised in this essay. The other side to David Beckham is his inability to control his temper. Behind the face of the boy next door who everybody loves is a cauldron of aggression, which in the past has exploded on several occasions. The concept of Beckham’s aggression will be another focal point of this essay.


The first thing to be considered when approaching David Beckham is the game, which he plays. Football is the UK’s number one sport but the origins of it are often forgotten. Football started out as a mob game, lacking the structure and rules which today’s game is based upon. It was a territorial battle between villages, which included huge scale violence, this might provide the basis for why local derbies are often so reckless, and Beckham himself would have witnessed ...

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