Remembering David Beckham & Zinedine Zidane's combination vs Valladolid in 2003

David Beckham's assist for Zinedine Zidane was magical

David Beckham's spell with Real Madrid is often underrated.

The Englishman swapped Manchester for the sunny shores of Spain in the summer of 2003 and he certainly lived up to the 'Galactico' tag.

Not only did he enhance Los Blancos as a global brand, he produced some incredible assists in the famous white shirt.

It's hard to pick an obvious number one from Beckham's 51 assists for Real Madrid. However, it's also mighty difficult to think of a better one than his magnificent pass for Zinedine Zidane against Valladolid in September 2003.

But the cross field ball from the Englishman was only one half of a genius combination.

Beckham's stunning long-range pass fell perfectly for Zidane and the elegant Frenchman produced a textbook volley with his weaker left foot to guide the ball into the far corner of the net.

Football just doesn't get any more beautiful than this.

Poetry in motion. You wouldn't think Zidane was right-footed after seeing that exquisite volley, would you?

The game itself was an absolute goal-fest for Real Madrid as they ran out 7-2 winners and the scorers from that day were all legendary figures.

Zidane, Luis Figo, Raul Gonzalez (x3) and Ronaldo Nazario all found the back of the net, with Beckham playing the full 90 minutes and picking up two assists.

The Englishman finished his first full La Liga season with 12 assists in just 32 games, his best individual league campaign with Los Blancos from a creative perspective.

Beckham in action for Real Madrid

Beckham would finish his four-year stint in the Spanish capital with one La Liga title and a Spanish Super Cup trophy to his name.

He was also named Real Madrid's Player of the Year in 2005/06 after notching another 11 assists in his 31 league games.

That right-foot really was something special, wasn't it?

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