Have fun with this collection of David Beckham resources for kids. Learn a little about this great English footballing hero, print out a colouring page and poster, use our writing page and worksheet for some fact-finding and writing projects. You can even learn how to draw your own picture of David Beckham with our printable tutorial. David Beckham played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, Milan, Los Angeles Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and, of course, England. He retired in May 2013 but is well known all over the world as an outstanding footballer and a fashion icon.
- For his final game, Beckham was given specially designed boots in the colours of the Union Jack to wear, with the names of his wife and children stitched onto them!
- Beckham suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and likes everything to be in a straight line or in pairs - even in his fridge!
- Beckham and his pop-star wife are often referred to as "Posh and Becks"!
David Beckham Quotes
"At school whenever the teachers asked, 'What do you want to do when you're older?' I'd say, 'I want to be a footballer.' And they'd say, 'No, what do you really want to do, for a job?' But that was the only thing I ever wanted to do."
"In my career, there's many things I've won and many things I've achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It's about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible."
A Short Biography of David Beckham
Beckham was born in Leytonstone, London, in 1975, and his parents were both fanatic Manchester United fans! David also loved football - and Manchester United - and worked hard towards his goal of becoming a professional footballer. As a boy Beckham had trials with his local club Leyton Orient and with Norwich City, attended one of Bobby Charlton's football schools in Manchester and Tottenham Hotspur's school of excellence. He signed schoolboy forms at Manchester United on his 14th birthday, and joined their Youth Training Scheme in 1991.
His hard work paid off and in 1992 Beckham debuted with the first team at Manchester United, when he was just 17. Beckham scored 62 goals with "Man U" over the years and in the process he became world famous!
In 2003, Beckham left Manchester United and went to play for Real Madrid in the Spanish league, La Liga. 4 years later, in 2007, he moved to the United States to play for Los Angeles Galaxy - for a lot of money! In 2013 he moved to France to play for Paris Saint-Germain, then retired at the end of the 2013 season and moved his family back to England.
At the age of 21 he played his first match for England, and he went on to play for England a remarkable 115 times, and he captained the England team 59 times over 6 years.
Beckham married Victoria (previously "Posh Spice" from the Spice Girls) in 1999 and they have four children, sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz and daughter Harper.
Beckham has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 2005. In 2009 he and Andy Murray helped to launch the Malaria No More UK charity.
Our David Beckham Resources
Comprehension tests don't have to be boring, and the kids are bound to have fun reading the text then answering some questions about famous footballer David Beckham!
You've probably seen and heard a lot about famous footballer David Beckham, but hopefully, our factsheet will tell you a few more interesting facts about him!
This worksheet asks the kids to imagine that they are interviewing David Beckham. What questions would the audience want answered?
David Beckham has won a record or two, and definitely been man of the match a few times! The kids can use this worksheet to write a newspaper story about this great English footballer.
Here are two useful notebooking pages for David Beckham. The kids could use them to write down some notes about him, perhaps using our "short biography" to help.
This lovely poster features a quote from favourite footballer David Beckham - and it is all about laughter!
It's hard to believe that a world-class footballer like David Beckham could suffer from lack of confidence. We think that this is a great worksheet to help children that even their heroes have moments of doubt and that hard work is what makes the world go round.
Use this fun, illustrated story paper of David Beckham for creative writing, thank you letters or for writing about your football hero!
The kids can read our short biography of David Beckham and then fill in the pertinent points on this timeline worksheet.
Kids can find out some fun facts about football celebrity David Beckham, and think about what they might say to him if they were lucky enough to meet him...
Use this fun illustrated writing page - available in colour or black and white - to write about football star David Beckham, or perhaps to make up a story about him.