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Category: David Beckham

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David Beckham’s MLS stadium site contaminated by arsenic, says report

Soil samples found barium and lead levels above legal limitsFindings could hike cleanup costs to $50m at proposed siteAn environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show …

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David and Victoria Beckham split from business partner Simon Fuller

Couple buy ex-Spice Girls manager’s 33% stake for about $50mDavid and Victoria Beckham have bought out their business partner Simon Fuller’s 33% stake in the former England footballer’s businesses for about $50m (£38m).The deal gives the Beckhams full …

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David Beckham gets six-month driving ban for using phone at wheel

Former footballer pleaded guilty after a member of the public spotted the offenceDavid Beckham has been banned from driving for six months for using his mobile phone while driving his Bentley in the West End of London.The football star, 43, previously …

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David Beckham gets six-month driving ban for using phone at wheel

Former footballer pleaded guilty after a member of the public spotted the offenceDavid Beckham has been banned from driving for six months for using his mobile phone while driving his Bentley in the West End of London.The football star, 43, previously …

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Manchester United’s 1999 Champions League winners: where are they now?

United’s match-winner against Bayern is now their permanent manager, but what of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s teammates? We look at what they have done in the 20 years since that trebleThe Dane left United after the 1998-99 treble season and played for Sporti…

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Manchester United’s 1999 Champions League winners: where are they now?

United’s match-winner against Bayern is now their permanent manager, but what of Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s teammates? We look at what they have done in the 20 years since that trebleThe Dane left United after the 1998-99 treble season and played for Sporti…

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Why David Beckham is desperate to keep Inter Miami out of the suburbs

The former England captain wants his team to play in downtown Miami, as soccer in North America markets itself as an urban gameFirst, David Beckham’s MLS franchise, then unnamed, were to play in PortMiami, not far from the downtown home of the NBA’s Mi…

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Why many LA Galaxy fans don’t believe David Beckham deserves a statue

The former England captain has been honoured for his time in LA. But players like Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan were far more crucial to the teamDeciding on a statue is never easy. There is the archetypal celebration statue, as demonstrated by the Th…

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LA Galaxy unveil statue of David Beckham at MLS opener

Englishman helped bring attention – and players – to MLSFC Cincinnati beaten by Seattle Sounders in league debutMajor League Soccer’s past, present and future all converged at on Saturday night. One of the most prominent events of the opening day of th…

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David Beckham sees Salford City beaten on first visit since becoming co-owner

• Salford lose in National League to struggling Dover Athletic• Beckham watching for first time since buying 10% stakeDavid Beckham saw Salford City suffer a surprise home defeat as he watched the National League club in action for the first time since…

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Eric Harrison, the man to whom the Class of ‘92 owe it all

The Manchester United youth coach turned talented youngsters such as David Beckham into household names and ‘good human beings’Originally they were called Fergie’s Fledglings, then the Class of ’92, though it was fitting Eric Harrison’s death at the ag…

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David Beckham: It’s a ‘great feeling’ to join the Class of 92 at Salford City – video

David Beckham has joined his former Manchester United teammates by taking a stake in non-league side Salford City. The former England midfielder follows Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Phil Neville in taking a 10% share in the Va…

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David Beckham buys Salford City stake and makes Class of 92 majority owners

• Beckham ‘really excited to be spending more time in Salford’• He joins Neville brothers, Giggs, Butt and Scholes at clubDavid Beckham has become a shareholder in Salford City, taking a 10% stake and so joining Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky…

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Miami voters give Beckham approval to negotiate stadium deal for MLS club

Inter Miami looking to build complex on public golf courseBeckham’s group will now negotiate deal with cityDavid Beckham’s long-planned stadium deal is closer to reality. Miami voters gave city officials permission on Tuesday to negotiate a n…

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Are goals from the halfway line overrated?

Long-range goals are remarkably popular but are these big hoofs worthy of such high praise?By Tom Lines for WSC, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkIt took exactly 2.8 seconds for David Beckham to become a household name. The time between the ball leavi…

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David Beckham avoids speeding prosecution on technicality

The footballer’s speeding notice arrived a day later than the statutory 14-day windowDavid Beckham will avoid prosecution over a speeding charge, after his lawyer Nick Freeman, who calls himself Mr Loophole, argued that it had arrived a day after the l…

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David Beckham’s new MLS team will be called Inter Miami

Franchise’s name is a nod to Spanish-speaking communityClub have name but are still finalising plans for stadiumFrom the league that brought you exotic names such as LA Galaxy, Miami Fusion, Tampa Bay Mutiny and, um, DC United a new power has arisen. D…

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David Beckham appointed ?ambassador of British fashion

British Fashion Council hopes to leverage Beckham’s fame to attract young talent and global investmentDavid Beckham is to take on a leadership role in the fashion industry, a move that consolidates the standing of Beckham and his wife, Victoria, who is…

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Alex Ferguson still in serious condition after brain haemorrhage

Former Manchester United players David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo among those sending messages of supportSir Alex Ferguson remains in a serious condition at the Salford Royal Hospital following a brain haemorrhage as the football world rallies to hi…

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Another line in the David Beckham tattoo saga | Brief letters

Michael Martin | Sajid Javid’s pose | Crossword clue | David Beckham’s tattoo | SpellcheckerYou report that Lord Martin (Obituary, 30 April) was the last Speaker of the House of Commons to resign “since Sir John Trevor in 1695”. This is, to put it kind…