Charlton: Marriage affected Beckham

Published Add your comment

Football News
Sir Bobby Charlton has claimed David Beckham´s marriage to pop star wife Victoria has adversely affected his football career.

Charlton has lamented Beckham´s high-profile move to the United States and suggested the publicity machine that has accompanied his marriage had a detrimental effect on his impact as a sportsman.

"I think Victoria´s lifestyle affected his game," said Charlton. "He was a really great footballer and had a terrific talent but everyone is different and his lifestyle has gone in a different direction."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2007, All Rights Reserved.

David Beckham
Bobby Charlton
Charlton Athletic

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again