Retiring midfielder David Beckham declared tonight's match at the Parc des Princes "couldn't have been any more perfect".
With professional football now behind him and money not an issue, what could David Beckham turn his hand to now?
Former England captain David Beckham announced today that he will retire from football at the end of the season.
Victoria Beckham said she and husband David were "excited about the next chapter in our lives" after the footballer retired today:
– Victoria Beckham
The children and I are so proud of David, it's been an incredible journey for us all as we have watched him play at clubs all over the world throughout the last 15 years.
This was not an easy decision to make, and to me and the children he will always be an amazing sportsman and a devoted husband and father.
He is, and will always remain, a true ambassador for sport and is not just an inspiration to myself and our children but for millions of people worldwide.
We are all excited about the next chapter in our lives and the adventures we will explore as a family.
The owner of Paris Saint-Germain said he hopes David Beckham will still have a role to play at the club after his retirement.
PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi said:
– PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi
I am very sad, I would have loved to see him play one more year in the colours of Paris Saint-Germain.
I want to wish him, personally but also in the name of the club, the best for his future projects.
It was an immense honour convincing him to join Paris Saint-Germain last January, watching him bring his exceptional talent to the team and to know that the last jersey he will wear will be ours.
We are discussing the possibilities to keep working together at Paris Saint-Germain.
Noel Gallagher tells Lucrezia Millarini that David Beckham should take up songwriting now he has announced his retirement from football.
In the first interview since his retirement, David Beckham told his close friend and former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville he felt it was the "right time" to quit football.
– Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson
He is a fantastic footballer and a fantastic person. All over the world you say 'David Beckham' and people know who that is.
The President of FIFA Sepp Blatter has tweeted his tribute to 'iconic' David Beckham after he announced his retirement and wished the former England capital good luck:
David Beckham, one of the most iconic figures in global football is retiring from playing. It’s the end of a chapter of an amazing story.From @SeppBlatter on Twitter:
David grew up as a football loving child & achieved his dreams, and unquestionably inspired millions of boys & girls to try & do the sameFrom @SeppBlatter on Twitter:
Whatever he chooses to do next I’m sure he’ll approach with the same dedication & good grace he displayed the last 21 years. Good Luck!From @SeppBlatter on Twitter:
David Beckham said he felt winning the Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain helped justify his decision to retire from football this season.
"I always secretly said to myself that I wanted to go out at the top. If you told me six months ago that I could finish the season by winning the French league, I would have said 'no chance', Beckham told Sky Sports News.
Just last month David Beckham told ITV Football that he would not turn down the chance to play for his country again.
He said: "I'm not ready to hang my boots up yet. Somebody just asked whether I would want to play for England again - who wouldn't?
"It's one of the reasons why I've never retired from international football, because if there's ever a chance I could play for my country again I would never turn that down."
David Beckham said it was a "difficult decision" to retire from football and he "thinks" he has made the right decision.
"I feel now is the right time... I think," he told Sky Sports News.
"It's a difficult decision because I still feel I can play at the top level. I'll always feel I can do more, that's the problem."