David Beckham was famed for his precision and accuracy over dead ball situations, and now his son, Romeo is following in his footsteps.
19-year-old Romeo currently plays for Inter Miami II, a team that is owned by his dad, David.
During their match against Orlando City II, Miami II was awarded a free kick nearly 25 yards from goal, up stepped Romeo as he sent the ball over the wall and back down into the bottom corner, out of the goalkeeper’s reach.
That was Romeo’s first goal of the season as he gave his side a 3-1 lead. The youngster currently has one goal and seven assists to his name for the season.
In the same team as Romeo is Inter Miami’s first team manager Phil Neville’s son, Harvey, who plays as a defender.
Inter Miami II is currently fifth in the Eastern Conference of the MLS Next Pro league with 22 points, 10 points behind the leaders Columbus Crew 2.
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Romeo Beckham scores his first goal of the season from distance! 🎯 pic.twitter.com/5qRGnF0bEM
Beckham senior reacted to his son's fine effort by posting a heart warming Instagram story with a message that read: “Well done mate so proud @romeobeckham.” To which Romeo replied: “Love u dad that was for you.” A wholesome moment between father and son.
The commentator said after Romeo’s free kick: “I think we’ve seen this before.” Referencing to Romeo’s dad, David who was a master when it comes to free kicks.
The former Three Lions captain is the current record holder for the most goals from direct free kicks in the Premier League having scored 18.
But his most famous free kick will also be the one he scored for England at Old Trafford in 2001. England were trailing 2-1 to Greece and needed a point for automatic qualification to the 2002 World Cup, in the 93rd minute, the Three Lions got a free kick 25 yards from goal, there was only one man for the job.
It’s been 20 years since Beckham scored THAT free kick against Greece, to take England to the 2002 World Cup.— Ball Street (@BallStreet) October 6, 2021
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Up stepped Beckham and the rest was history, perhaps the most memorable goal he has ever scored whilst playing for his country.
Beckham said of that iconic moment: “To represent my country, to captain my country, to score a goal for the fans, and to do it all at Old Trafford….”
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However, Beckham’s free kick record in the top flight could soon be surpassed by Southampton captain, James Ward Prowse, the Saints midfielder is another masterful set piece taker having scored some beautiful free kicks last season. The 27-year-old has scored 14 free kick goals to date, just only four behind Beckham’s record.
Ward Prowse previously spoke about reaching the record set by the former Manchester United midfielder.
He said: “If I do get that record, hopefully he'll reach out. But there's a long way to go just yet.”
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