Becks the schoolboy: His Essex County Schools ID card

The Essex County Football Association has tweeted a picture of a fresh-faced David Beckham's Essex Schools ID card:

David Beckham played football for Essex Schools as a youngster Credit: Twitter / Essex Schools FA

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David Beckham to retire

David Beckham said he will retire from professional football at the end of the season. He said: "I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level."