Saturday, January 13, 2007

David Beckham heading for the land of dreams

After having a mediocre performance at Real Madrid, David Beckham's incredible career is taking a Hollywood twist.

The former England captain and Manchester United player says he is leaving Real Madrid to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy. The 31-year-old is the most famous player to sign up for Major League Soccer since it began in 1996.

Beckham is much more than the "Bend It Like Beckham" soccer player. Beckham has been awarded an OBE for services to football in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2003. He supports UNICEF and is a goodwill ambassador with a special focus on sports for development.

He is a marketing magnet marketing sports brands and fashion. Die-hard socceer fans in Europe, Asia and Africa can't see enough of Beckham's banana- curling free kicks that has made him hugely popular.

Now the Beckhamania is bound for LA, where he and his celebrity wife, the former "Posh" Spice Victoria Beckham are going to rub shoulders with Hollywood's rich and famous.

Tabloids are eager about their move, especially since they could fill the gap left by glamour couples like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, both of whom have shunned publicity in recent months to raise their young children.

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