Beckham: I wanted to go out at the top

David Beckham said he felt winning the Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain helped justify his decision to retire from football this season.

Beckham's PSG won the French Ligue 1 title this week Credit: Vincent Dargent/ABACAPRESS. COM

"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.

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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."