Victoria Beckham said she and husband David were "excited about the next chapter in our lives" after the footballer retired today:
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.
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.