David Beckham's former Manchester United team-mate and close friend, Gary Neville, has paid tribute to his pal's "amazing career":
David Beckham= Amazing Career . He just loved playing football. Congratulations and a pleasure to be a team mate! http://t.co/NT6cpfFiRY
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.
A look back at the career, on and off the field, of the world's most recognisable footballer.