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Beckham To Retire From Soccer At End Of Season

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LOS ANGELES (AP/CBSLA.com) — Former Los Angeles Galaxy star David Beckham announced Thursday that he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the season.

The 38-year-old Beckham recently won a league title in a fourth country with Paris Saint-Germain and released the following statement:

“I’m thankful to PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level.

“If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I’m fortunate to have realized those dreams.

Continue reading at CBS Los Angeles.

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