David Beckham is retiring after being a legendary soccer star for 18 years — and one of the wealthiest sportsmen, earning in excess of $46 million a year.
With the announcement of his retirement, Twitter paid tribute. Here are the 10 best tweets.
David Beckham's former teammate Phil Neville says:
David Beckham-what an unbelievable career-4 titles in 4 countries over 100 caps for eng and the best ambassador this countries has had!
— phil neville18 (@fizzer18) May 16, 2013
United Finest posts a great moment by Beckham to honor what a great player he is:
One of Becks best moment the half line goal... youtu.be/DaSI2SiqNyA
— United Finest (@United_Finest) May 16, 2013
Premier League goes by the numbers:
David Beckham won the Premier League 6 times at Manchester United, adding 2 FA Cups, 1 UEFA Champions League & 1 Intercontinental Cup too.
— Premier League (@premierleague) May 16, 2013
Gary Lineker, former soccer player, has well wishes for Beckham:
David Beckham has retired. A wonderful player, global superstar and a magnificent ambassador for England and football.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 16, 2013
Forbes Magazine takes a look at Beckham's decision:
David Beckham announces his retirement, ending a career that spanned 20 years and 4 countries bit.ly/10ZXrL8
— Forbes (@Forbes) May 16, 2013
Milan pays tribute to the beloved soccer player's career:
— AC Milan News (@Milanello) May 16, 2013
Chris Kamera respects the man behind the player:
Becks the ledge has retired, hes been a top player but most of all what a decent fella (superstar but down to earth) twitter.com/chris_kammy/st…
— Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) May 16, 2013
Alan Young looks to the future:
David Beckham...your best is yet to come sir #nighthood
— Alan Young (@alan9young) May 16, 2013
Lewis Wiltshire gives thanks on behalf of "club and country":
Having watched David Beckham's football career from start to finish, congratulations to him on an brilliant career for club and country.
— Lewis Wiltshire (@LewisWiltshire) May 16, 2013
G. Neville is glad to have played with a legend:
David Beckham= Amazing Career . He just loved playing football. Congratulations and a pleasure to be a team mate! twitter.com/GNev2/status/3…
— G.Neville (@GNev2) May 16, 2013