177 Kickass Quotes By David Beckham
Former English Footballer
Leytonstone, London, England
David Beckham won 19 major trophies in his 20-year long career. But if you ask him he would say that his greatest achievement is his children and his family. He does sometime feel a pang of regret that he is not going to play a big match anymore. However, as we go through his quotes, we will find that such regrets are actually momentary. He had always given his 100% to it and wants to be remembered as a hardworking footballer, who has always considered his game as his hobby. Let us take a look at some of his notable quotes on love, family, life, respect, soccer etc.
Keeping fit is really important as playing football is all I've ever wanted to do. People in Hong Kong are stylish and fashionable, which is one of the many reasons making Hong Kong itself such an energetic place. There is always scope for football to be more charitable but a lot happens already. Personally I have always been passionate about charity. In Spain people have lunch and dinner a lot later - when I return to England I'll have to eat alone at midnight. I know that I will always regret it later in life if I had turned down the chance to play at another great club like Real Madrid... That goal [in the 1998 World Cup] changed me-not as a person, but as a player. People have looked at me differently ever since. It gave me confidence and now I feel I can achieve anything. The criticism hurts sometimes and I worry about the effect on my family. Well I'm the Prince and I'm sort of slaying a dragon - which is something I've never done before, obviously. My life here is perfect and I'm happy at Real Madrid so, of course, I want to stay as long as I can. Pelé was a complete player. I didn't see him live obviously, because I wasn't born. Coaching is not something I'm passionate about. I'm passionate about coaching kids I'm surprised I still have so much hair after all the things I've done with it. I dream a lot about football and a lot of them have come true for me. Some men over-tweeze their eyebrows, and it's just too perfect. Men are meant to have kind of a bushy brow. Too much aftershave is also off-putting; it's one of my pet hates. To play with Zinedine Zidane was the biggest honour I have had in my career... I would like to have Brooklyn christened but I'm not sure which religion yet. I feel I can still do the same job as I did 10 years ago - I've just got a few more wrinkles! I would walk back from the United States to play for England again. Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had. I think I've lost a lot of my gay fans to Gavin Henson. It's a shame because I really love them. It's is always nice to be respected as a footballer. I am going to go out and enjoy the game and if I can set one or two goals up then so be it - I would love to. My work ethic is something that I thought would help the team. Maths is totally done differently to what I was teached when I was at school. [Meeting Mandela] was the highlight of my career; to meet such a great man and a strong man and such a passionate man about sport and life will always stay with me. I knew it was my time to retire, when I saw Messi running past me. Is the Pope Catholic. No I'm serious. I really need to know. I've got my wife. I've got my four kids. I've got parents, grandparents still, and three really good friends. It's all you need. I'd rather have three really good friends than 20 good friends. I'm used to being around kids. Even when I was growing up in London, I had an older sister, I had a younger sister that I used to look after from time to time. Football's the biggest game in the world. America's the greatest sporting nation there is. To play some part in putting those two things together: why wouldn't I be excited about that? I work out with my trainer or do an hour of pilates at 6 or 7AM. I'm done by the time my household is awake. Our performance during this World Cup has not been enough to progress further and both myself and all the players regret that and are hurt more than people realise. The game is in a neutral country for both teams. We're definitely going to get Brooklyn christened, but we don't know into which religion. No matter who our opponents are, or who we are playing against, we want to win the game. My new tattoo is Jesus being carried by three cherubs. Obviously the cherubs are my boys. At some point they are going to need to look after me. That's what they're doing in the picture. It means a lot. I've felt a little tired, but I'm only 24. I love playing football. That's my job and that's what I love doing. I wasn't as fit as I would of liked to have been, going to the World Cup, but I'm not sure what difference that made. It's one thing I like about America - they respect the sportsman. They put them up on a pedestal. They don't try to knock them down. And that's a great thing, to be respected by the whole country. It's so patriotic! This team [England] has some of the best players in England It's my responsibility to walk around the hotel with a big smile on my face and not worry about what's happened in the last game. I still believe I have a part to play for England. I'm happy in Madrid, my kids are happy and my wife is happy, so everything's good. If anyone knows about contracts they take a while to sort out. Wayne's like my son, Brooklyn, who goes out in the garden to play and have fun. I showed that I wasn't just at Real Madrid to sell shirts. Finally, I have lived the dream. I am extremely proud to have worn the armband and been captain of England and for that I will always be grateful. There's room for boys' and girls' football in the world-that's what I believe. I haven't retired from international football - I still believe I have a part to play in the future of England. I'm not silly enough to think I'm going to change the whole culture ... but I do have a belief that soccer can go to a different level. I'm a big fan of old boots. As soon as I hit the ball, I know if it's in. Hong Kong and Macau are both very dynamic cities. I am always inspired about the culture, people and food in these two cities. There is always so much to do and so much to explore! That was in the past - we're in the future now. Being a dad is more important than football. I didn't want to go there [America] at 34 years old and for people to say he's only going for the money. It's not what I'm going out there to do I've got friends in the different teams I've played for, but family is the most important thing to me. That will always be the case. It is so great that fashion is not a question of price, and it can be more accessible to everyone interested in fashion. We've been asked to do 'Playboy' together, me and Victoria, as a pair. I don't think I'll ever go naked, but I'll never say never. Some people think that I haven't got the brains to be that clever. I've always been proud to represent my country, whether it be World Cups, European Championships or just friendly games, I've always been a proud person, I'm very patriotic. I'm a strong person, I'm a strong family man, I'm a strong husband and a strong father. I have come to accept that if I have a new haircut it is front page news. But having a picture of my foot on the front page of a national newspaper is a bit exceptional. I can play in the center, on the right and occasionally on the left side. I'll never forget where I'm from, never forget my roots. It doesn't matter where I live. I'm English, simple as that. Like any parent, I just want the best for my kids, whatever they decide to do. They will choose what path they want to follow, and we will always be there to encourage them. I don't think I have reached a plateau. I have just reached the level where I am today. But I need to go above it. I always used to go for blondes and quiet girls, but Victoria is the total opposite - dark and loud. As a footballer you always want to test yourself against the best. To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country. I don't regret the decision to retire. My body was losing its edge. I was taking longer to recover from injuries. You have to get out at some point. I've heard some of Victoria's new album and it's frightening. I don't have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It's something I love doing. I don't think I'm really in a situation to complain, because I consider myself to be privileged to be doing what I do. I love football and I love winning, and when things aren't going right I get annoyed. One thing will not change - we will be going out to win. Joining Real Madrid is a dream come true. The buzz is still with me. I get goose bumps. When you have kids you do grow up. I have just started realising it now-it changes the world, having children. Interviewer: Would it be fair to describe you as a volatile player? Beckham: Well, I can play in the centre, on the right and occasionally on the left side. I know that, as captain, you are in a privileged position and must always abide by Fifa's code of fair play, something which I have always done throughout my career. He was a quiet man, Eric Cantona, but he was a man of few words. I am always going to have problems with the paparazzi. I have had two men outside my house for the last two years, which is frightening at times, but that is my life unfortunately. Tom Cruise, he's a lot more famous than me. When I was seven I wanted to be a footballer, but when I was 14, I wanted to be a model. Look where it's put me now! No one's ever really given me any style advice. I wear what I want, and it doesn't matter what other people think. I've always come back from adversity, and I've always had the mentality of proving people wrong. Everyone's been so quick to say that I'm really thick or I haven't got a brain. People will think whatever they want to think. I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet. I left United, but my Heart didn't It's not easy when someone pulls your ponytail. My priority is always the family and Victoria [Beckham] and I always ensure we are there for our children. We work hard but family comes first. The secret to my success is practice! To have a successful team, you have to have great players of course - but you have to have good personalities and good people as well. The secret of the team's success is easy - unity and hard work. You will go through tough times, it's about getting through them. With United, we'd all grown up together, we all wanted to win the biggest trophy in football. We did it togther. You can be the one - in - a - million. Don’t be discouraged by the odds to Succeed.
I have always believed that if you want to achieve anything special in life you have to work, work, and then work some more.
I always say that practice gets you to the top most of the time.
My grandparents - my mom's parents - they're Jewish. But nobody ever pushed religion onto us. It wasn't something I ever grew up with.
At the end of the day, I'm very lucky to have what I have and do what I do, but I don't see myself as any different from anyone else who works hard and is a dad and a husband.
I don't know whether it's the athlete in me or the passion I have for the game: I always think that I can step back on the field and play.
My parents were always very strict, and they gave me the right beliefs in how to treat people. It was very strict and all about morals - I try to pass that on to my own children. I've got my wife. I've got my four kids. I've got parents, grandparents still, and three really good friends. It's all you need. I'd rather have three really good friends than 20 good friends.