David Beckham Retires

Posted at 10:26 AM, May 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-16 10:26:39-04

David Beckham

(CNN) — David Beckham, one of the most iconic football stars of his generation, has announced his retirement.

His retirement comes days after the 38-year-old won his latest title with French club Paris Saint-Germain.

Beckham, who won the Champions League with Manchester United in 1999, also won league titles with Real Madrid, AC Milan and Los Angeles Galaxy before arriving in the French capital earlier this year.

The midfielder won 115 caps for England and is married to former Spice Girl and fashion designer, Victoria, He is estimated to be the country's wealthiest sportsman.

“If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy,” said Beckham in a statement.

“I’m fortunate to have realized those dreams.”