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Is this David Beckham's last season?

Beckham signed for PSG in January (©GettyImages)
Beckham signed for PSG in January (©GettyImages).

David Beckham has achieved it all in his glittering playing career, but will this be the former England captain's final season in football?

If your old enough, cast your mind back to the final match of the 2002 World Cup qualifying campaign. 

Now set the scene: Old Trafford and a draw will see England through to the World Cup finals automatically. Beckham hit a 93rd-minute free-kick to see England through that day and the man has been a living legend ever since.

But with former England team-mate Michael Owen, who is two years younger than Beckham, announcing his retirement is the ex-England captain going to head the same way in the near future.

Beckham, who recently became an ambassador for Chinese football, is only on a contract until the end of the season with current club PSG, while all of his wages are being donated to a nearby children's charity in Paris. It did come as something of a surprise when Beckham announced his donation plan - and it might be considered a final act of good will from a charitable man.

Beckham's son, Brooklyn, recently signed on to the youth academy at Chelsea so dad David will not want to be away from him forever. And, in my opinion, the English game is just too quick for Beckham to keep up with so that might be a reason to call time on an incredibly successful career.

He first signed a professional contract with Manchester United way back in 1993, 20 years ago. He scored his debut goal while on loan at Preston North End, he also scored direct form a corner kick in the same season. 

His international career spanned 13 years with 115 appearances and he will be remembered for scoring that incredible free-kick which sent England to Japan and South Korea in 2002. 

His last England goal came in the 2006 World Cup last 16 match against Ecuador, again from a free-kick. But that campaign like so many others was to be in vain.

His honours, apart from appearing in two films, include being named Real Madrid Player of the Year, the SPOTY lifetime achievement award, plus appearing in the FIFA 100 and UEFA Teams of the Year twice.

So, is this a good time for Beckham to call it a day? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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