As a child, David Beckham had a dream. Whenever asked about what he would want to be later in life he invariably answered “a football player”. This early drive led him to become one of the most acclaimed, loved and successful players in the history of the game. With three major clubs and 115 selections in the English football team, 59 as captain, he left his mark: 6 England Championship titles, 2 Major League Soccer cups, one time Champion of Spain and one time UEFA Champion.
He might not have been the best scorer, nor the fastest player, but he had a unique style, both precise and spectacular. One of perfect passes, extraordinary kicks and supreme accuracy that proved decisive on the field. “Bend it like Beckham” says it all about his brand of game. By daring to go all the way, David Beckham made his childhood dream a reality.
DEVOTED TO THE CLASSIC
David Beckham wears the Black Bay Bronze, a 43 mm divers’ watch inspired by the brand’s history and fitted with the TUDOR Manufacture Calibre MT5601. He also wears the TUDOR Royal, the epitome of versatile sport-chic with its integrated bracelet, notched bezel and automatic movement.
PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES
Beyond philanthropy and football, David Beckham has worked his way up to the status of much more than a legendary player. Facing the fear of what comes after a sports career and building on his ambition, he established himself as a global style icon. His influence on popular culture transcends the pitch. A model, an actor and now owner of Inter Miami CF, he counts hundreds of millions of fans around the world.
REINVENTING HIMSELF, CONSTANTLY
David Beckham is one of the hardest-working players in the history of football. Never taking anything for granted, even when injured, or on loan to another team, he trained harder than most. As a player, he reinvented himself every game.
Even though retired from professional sports, he continues to inspire. His philanthropic activities focus on the protection and welfare of children worldwide. A long-time UNICEF Goodwill ambassador and malaria foe, he dedicates his energy and time to the health and education of children in Africa.