David Beckham needs no introduction. The former England and Manchester United star had a stellar career on the pitch and has built his own brand empire outside it. After a stellar career in football, the 43-year-old now will have his own statue unveiled next month by the Los Angeles Galaxy at the club’s home stadium, the team announced on Friday.
The iconic midfielder had a brief stint in the Major League Soccer (MLS) with LA Galaxy whom he joined in 2007. He played six seasons with the team and won MLS titles in 2011 and 2012. Beckham will receive the honor before Galaxy’s March 2nd MLS opener against Chicago.
The 43-year-old Englishman who retired in 2013 after having stints with major clubs like Real Madrid, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain remains involved with MLS as a co-owner of future expansion club Inter Miami, which is set to take the field in 2020.
Inter Miami is looking for a temporary home stadium until construction of its new venue is completed. Co-owner of the team Jorge Mas told the Miami Herald that they have ruled out the retractable roof stadium of baseball’s Miami Marlins and a venue for next year’s home games will be announced in late February or early March.