David Beckham has become the latest former player given a place in the Premier League Hall of Fame.
The former Manchester United midfielder was inducted on Thursday afternoon. He is the last member of the initial 2021 cohort of inductees. This group includes Steven Gerrard, who was also given a place on Thursday, and six others.
Beckham broke through at Manchester United and helped them win six Premier League titles across 265 appearances.
He scored 62 goals and provided 80 assists as a mainstay of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1990s and early 2000s United sides.
Beckham then moved on to Real Madrid before spells at LA Galaxy, AC Milan and PSG.
It’s an honour to be inducted into the inaugural Premier League Hall of Fame alongside these legends of the game and league," Beckham said.
"The Premier League was such an important part of my career and life and I’m delighted to be recognised alongside these icons who I played with, competed with and looked up to.
"This is made even more of an honour for me knowing that it was down to the fans. This past year or so has shown just how important fans are to the game and it’s so great to see them slowly being able to come back to stadiums because they make football truly special.
"I’ve always said that throughout my playing career and beyond, I’m so lucky to have incredible fans who support me no end so thank you to everyone who voted."
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 21/05/2021