David Beckham inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame
London, May 20 (EFE).- Former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham was inducted Thursday into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Throughout his career, Beckham amassed six Premier League titles with Man Utd., earning him a spot in the Hall of Fame alongside other iconic English first division players such as Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Dennis Bergkamp, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.
“The Premier League was such an important part of my career and life and I’m delighted to be recognised alongside these icons who I played with, competed with and looked up to,” said Beckham through a Premier League press release.
He emphasized the induction was “even more of an honour” considering supporters voted him into the Hall of Fame.
“I’ve always said that throughout my playing career and beyond, I’m so lucky to have incredible fans who support me no end so thank you to everyone who voted,” he said.
Beckham made a total 265 appearances — with 161 wins — in the Premier League, scoring 62 goals and 80 assists.
He made his debut as an international player for England in 1996 at 21, and earned 58 caps throughout his career. EFE