David Beckham Speech: It’s Not Just a Game

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David Beckham Speech: It’s Not Just a Game

Watch this famous David Beckham Speech. He’s an English former professional footballer, the current president of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and the England national team, for which he held the appearance record for an outfield player until 2016. Enjoy our Speeches with big English subtitles and keep your English learning journey.

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“The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.” David Beckham

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“MARVIN CHOW: Ladies and gentlemen, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Mr. David Beckham.

MARVIN CHOW: Nice to see you, Sir. How are you? Wave.


MARVIN CHOW: Have a seat. Have a seat. Welcome. Welcome to Google. So let’s kick off, no pun intended, with a little soccer. Or, for our international friends, football. You know, you David, you really have had a global soccer career. I mean, you joined Manchester United at the young age of 17. You won 9 major trophies in 11 years there. Very impressive. You then joined Real Madrid where you won another trophy, and then since 2007, you’ve been here in the U.S. playing for the LA Galaxy, where last year you won yet another trophy. And I think that puts you in a very rare group of trifecta winners of three trophies on three different countries. So congratulations.

DAVID BECKHAM: Thank you very much.

MARVIN CHOW: And then obviously, while preparing to meet you last night, I read even more news last night. The big news that you’ve decided to stay here in the U.S. and continue to play for the U.S., the LA Galaxy. Congratulations. And I think we’re excited that you chose Google as a place to come talk to your fans and the rest of the world about that news. So why don’t we start there? Why don’t you tell us a little bit about that decision to stay with the Galaxy.

DAVID BECKHAM: Well, good morning, first of all. I’m excited to be here. To be part of this is exciting for me, and to be here with you all and everyone else watching around the world, it’s exciting. Google’s one of the biggest companies in the world. So I’m honored to be here today. My decision, obviously, throughout my career has always been about my family, about my career, about my footballing career. And I’ve been lucky to have played over the years with some of the biggest clubs in the world, some of the best players in the world. And it’s been exciting. I’ve been lucky enough to have been successful in many different clubs that I’ve played for. And professionally, coming to the U.S. was something that I was excited about. It was a challenge. It was a new challenge. I played in Europe. I’d won everything that I possibly could in Europe, and I wanted a new challenge.

MARVIN CHOW: When you conquer Europe, it’s definitely the next–

DAVID BECKHAM: Like I said, I was very lucky in my career.


DAVID BECKHAM: So then, obviously, coming to America was an exciting thing for me, and I’ve had a great five years. I met a lot of good people, a lot of great fans around the world, traveled around America, played in different parts of America, which I’d never played in before, and it’s been exciting. So this championship at the end of this year was one of the most satisfying in my career, I must admit. To have been here for the time that I’ve been here, to reach the goals that I’d reached off the field, with raising the popularity of the game. I’d reached those goals. The only goal that I hadn’t reached was a championship with the Galaxy, which is the main reason why I came to America and came to the Galaxy as a franchise. So that was missing, but now it’s not.

MARVIN CHOW: Congratulations.
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