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David Beckham's Emotional Goodbye In The 81st Minute Of His Final Game Is Still Hard To Watch

David Beckham's Emotional Goodbye In The 81st Minute Of His Final Game Is Still Hard To Watch

On this day in 2013, David Beckham joined French side Paris Saint-Germain. Four months later, after making 12 appearances for the Ligue 1 side, he received a standing ovation that still hits us right in the feels.

Believe it or not, it has been eight years since Becks sparked emotional scenes at the Parc des Princes when he decided to call time on his illustrious career.

Having joined the French champions in January on a short term deal, the legendary winger was, of course, past his prime years.

And after successful spells at Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy and AC Milan in a career spanning over 20 years, the former England international decided to hang up his boots on May 18th.

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Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA

Beckham, who donated all his wages during his time at PSG to a local children's charity, played his final game against Brest and in typical fashion, he set up a goal for midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

After a solid performance, the former United midfielder was subbed off in the 81st minute to a standing ovation from his teammates and fans - and everyone watching at home got very emotional.

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After the game, Beckham explained why it was the right time to hang up those famous predator boots.

"I want to say thank you to everybody in Paris - to my team-mates, to the staff, to the fans," Beckham said."It's been very special to finish my career here. It could not have been any more special.

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"I just feel that it's the right time [to retire]. I feel that I've achieved everything that I could in my career. I wanted to go out as a champion. I've finished my career in a team that has treated me like I've been here for 10 years.

"After 22 years of playing football I'm going to take a few months to enjoy time with my family."

Beckham won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League with Manchester United, and was part of the club's famous treble-winning side of 1998/99.

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He later moved to Real Madrid in 2003 after falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson and won La Liga under Fabio Capello before his move to LA Galaxy.

The 1999 Ballon d'Or runner up now part owns Salford City with his fellow 'Class of 92' alumni, as well as the newest MLS franchise Inter Miami.

Topics: Football News, Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Manchester United, Ligue 1, David Beckham, PSG, Beckham

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Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.