David Beckham announces retirement from pro soccer, ruins our Thursday


David Beckham, arguably the most famous soccer player on the planet, will now be the most famous former soccer player on the planet. “I’m thankful to [Paris Saint-Germain] for giving me the opportunity to continue, but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level,” he said in announcing his retirement.



In his 20-year senior career, the 38-year-old took the pitch for Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan and the Los Angeles Galaxy before moving to PSG in January, where he won a Ligue 1 title. He’ll finish with a full trophy cabinet (including Premier League, La Liga and MLS titles), a ginormous bank account and some of professional sports’ most regrettable haircuts.

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