David Beckham announces his retirement from football aged 38

David Beckham has announced his retirement from football aged 38 after a glittering career at the top level.

The midfielder, who celebrated winning the Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain last weekend, had been offered a new deal by the French club but said that the “time is right” to hang up his boots, the Sport Review reports.

“I’m thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level,” said Beckham, who signed a five-month deal with PSG after leaving LA Galaxy last year.

Beckham joined Manchester United as a 14-year-old and made 398 appearances for the Red Devils, winning six Premier League titles, th eChampions League and two FA Cups.

The midfielder joined Real Madrid in 2003 and made 105 appearances for Los Blancos, scoring 20 goals and winning the Spanish league title in 2007 before moving to LA Galaxy that same year.

Backham could feature twice more before the end of the season, with PSG wrapping up their campaign on 18 May at home to Brest.

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