David Beckham is one of the greatest passers of a football in history.
What the English icon could produce from his wand of a right peg was nothing short of extraordinary.
Beckham’s ability to conjure up magical passes and crosses resulted in him assisting a lot of goals during his glittering professional career.
At Manchester United, the 47-year-old recorded 109 across all competitions.
Beckham was prolific at Real Madrid as well. He finished with 51 assists in the famous white shirt from 159 appearances.
A significant number of them were incredible too, the famous physics-defying cross to Ronaldo Nazario in particular.
It’s hard to top that assist to be honest, although there’s one that runs it close.
During a match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, Beckham set up fellow legend Raul Gonzalez for a goal with a quite remarkable 60-yard pass.
The former England captain was inside his own half, but still managed to put the ball right on Raul’s head.
Needless to say, the striker gobbled up the chance and made the onrushing Atletico ‘keeper look rather foolish…
Video: Beckham’s insane assist for Raul vs Atletico
Unreal, absolutely unreal from a modern day Galactico and a player who should never be labelled as ‘overrated’.
Beckham’s passing ability was just so beautiful to watch in full flow and his former England colleague Rio Ferdinand is one of his biggest fans in that regard.
“David Beckham is up there with the best passers I’ve ever played with; over a long distance he was ‘radar foot’,” Ferdinand once said in an interview.
“Some left footers look beautiful when they pass the ball. His right foot was like that – it even sounded nice when he hit the ball.”
The closest current player to Beckham in terms of passing ability is undoubtedly Liverpool‘s generational right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, who’s assisted goals for fun in recent years.
But even he isn’t quite at the level of Beckham just yet…