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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."

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Beckham last month: 'I'm not ready to hang my boots up'

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 speaking to ITV Football before PSG's match against Barcelona in April. Credit: ITV Football

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