David Beckham's LA Galaxy career will come to an end after next month's MLS Cup match with Houston Dynamo. It will bring to an end a five-year career Stateside which has been short on success on the pitch but high off of it.

Perhaps the player who established the fully-fledged footballer brand, Beckham has grown into one of the United Kingdom's most endearing figures, let alone sportsmen, despite not playing in English football for nearly 10 years. Once upon a time, they used to hang effigies of him...

Harking back to the former England captain's more competitive career in Europe, here are the best and worst moments over a career which began on 23 September in Brighton...

HIGHS

May 1992: Plays in the second leg of the Youth Cup final alongside Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Gary Neville as United's latest graduates become the club's first academy side to win the competition since the Busby Babes.

September 1992: Makes his debut for United as a 17-year-old at Brighton & Hove Albion's Goldstone Ground as a substitute for Andrei Kanchelskis in the League Cup.

December 1994: Scores his first United goal against Galatasaray in a 4-0 win.

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April 1996: Slots in the winner of the 1996 FA Cup semi-final versus Chelsea at Villa Park.

May 1996: Wins the Premier League and FA Cup with United, taking the pivotal corner which lead to Eric Cantona's winner in the latter against Liverpool.

August 1996: Scores past Wimbledon's Neil Sullivan from the halfway line. "It kicked open the door to the rest of my life," he said in his autobiography.

September 1996: Handed his England debut in the first 1998 World Cup qualifier against Moldova.

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May 1996: Having won the PFA Young Player of the year, he wins his second title with United. In March he starts dating Victoria Adams.

June 1998: Scores his first England goal at the 98 World Cup past Colombia with a superb free-kick.

May 1999: Caps off a phenomenal season by winning the Treble with United.

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December 1999: Part of the United squad which triumphs over Palmeiras in the Intercontinental Cup in Japan.

May 2000: Wins the Premier League for the fourth time with United.

November 2000: Made England captain for the first time by interim coach Peter Taylor for a friendly in Italy.

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February 2001: Confirmed as full-time England captain by new coach Sven-Göran Eriksson.

March 2001: Scores the winner in Eriksson's first competitive match against Finland. It is Beckham's first goal for his country since the Colombia free-kick.

May 2001: Wins a third successive league title with United at a canter.

October 2002: Nets a last-minute free-kick against Greece to assure England's qualification to the 2002 World Cup.

June 2002: Hits the winning penalty past Argentina in one of England's greatest World Cup wins in their second group game.

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May 2003: Signs off his United career with a goal at Everton as well as a sixth and final Premier League crown.

June 2006: Becomes the first England player to score at three consecutive World Cups when he drops a free-kick in past Ecuador to win the last 16 tie.

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June 2007: Wins the Primera Liga with Real Madrid in his final match with the club before leaving for LA.

March 2008: Becomes the fifth player to win 100 England caps after he plays against France in a Parisian friendly.

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October 2008: Agrees to join AC Milan, who will become the fifth club he will have played for.

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November 2011: Finally lifts silverware in an LA Galaxy shirt after they defeat Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup.

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    Paris' British midfielder David Beckham celebrates after Paris Saint-Germain won the French L1 title on May 12, 2013 at the Gerland stadium in Lyon,eastern France. Paris Saint-Germain won their first French title since 1994 with a 1-0 success at Lyon. AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    British midfielder David Beckham (C) and teammates celebrate after winning the French L1 football match Lyon (OL) vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and the French title on May 12 , 2013 at the Gerland stadium in Lyon, eastern France. Paris Saint-Germain won their first French title since 1994 with a 1-0 success at Lyon. AFP PHOTO / DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris' Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti (L) and British midfielder David Beckham (R) celebrate after winning the French L1 title on May 12, 2013 at the Gerland stadium in Lyon,eastern France. Paris Saint-Germain won their first French title since 1994 with a 1-0 success. Ancelotti's team claimed only the third French championship in the club's history with two games to spare. AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Paris Saint Germain's coach Carlo Ancelotti celebrates the title with player David Beckham, left, after winning their French League One soccer match against Lyon, in Lyon, central France, Sunday, May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

  • Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham celebrates their title after winning their French League One soccer match against Lyon, in Lyon, central France, Sunday, May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham parades with teammates in a double decker bus on May 13, 2013 in Paris, one day after Paris secured French L1 football championship title. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (C) parades with teammates on a double decker, on May 13, 2013 in Paris, one day after Paris secured French L1 football championship title. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (L) parades with teammate Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a double decker bus on May 13, 2013 in Paris, one day after Paris secured French L1 football championship title. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (C) parades with teammate Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2ndR) on a double decker bus on May 13, 2013 in Paris, one day after Paris secured French L1 football championship title. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (foreground L) and French midfielder Blaise Matuidi (C) parade with teammates in a double decker bus on May 13, 2013 in Paris, one day after Paris secured French L1 football championship title. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham parades with teammates on a double decker bus on May 13, 2013 in Paris, one day after Paris secured French L1 football championship title. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Paris Saint Germain's soccer player David Beckham, right, celebrate his French league title, in Paris, Monday, May 13, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain clinched its first French league title since 1994 by defeating Lyon 1-0 on Sunday. PSG has now an unassailable seven-point lead at the top of the standings. With just two rounds left, second-place Marseille can no longer catch its fierce rival. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's soccer players Marco Verratti, left, Lucas Da Silva, center, and David Beckham, right, celebrate their French league title, in Paris, Monday, May 13, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain clinched its first French league title since 1994 by defeating Lyon 1-0 on Sunday. PSG has now an unassailable seven-point lead at the top of the standings. With just two rounds left, second-place Marseille can no longer catch its fierce rival. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's soccer players Marco Verratti, left, Ezequiel Lavezzi, center, and David Beckham, right, celebrate winning their French league, in Paris, Monday, May 13, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain clinched its first French league title since 1994 by defeating Lyon 1-0 on Sunday. PSG has now an unassailable seven-point lead at the top of the standings. With just two rounds left, second-place Marseille can no longer catch its fierce rival. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's soccer players Jeremy Menez, second from left, Ezequiel Lavezzi, third from left, David Beckham, center, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, second from right, and Lucas Da Silva, right, celebrate their French league, in Paris, Monday, May 13, 2013. Paris Saint-Germain clinched its first French league title since 1994 by defeating Lyon 1-0 on Sunday. PSG has now an unassailable seven-point lead at the top of the standings. With just two rounds left, second-place Marseille can no longer catch its fierce rival. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • David Beckham, Daniel Wass

    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham tries to stop a goal kicked by Evian's Daniel Wass during their French League One soccer match, in Annecy, French Alps, Sunday, April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

  • Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham reacts during their French League One soccer match against Evian, in Annecy, French Alps, Sunday, April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's English midfielder David Beckham (R) speaks with his son Cruz as he takes part in a training session on April 19, 2013 at French L1 football club PSG's training camp in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2011 MLS Cup - Houston Dynamo v Los Angeles Galaxy

    CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 20: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy acknowledges the fans after defeating the Houston Dynamo 1-0 to win the 2011 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on November 20, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

  • Portland Timbers v Los Angeles Galaxy

    CARSON, CA - APRIL 14: David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy slides on his knees to celebrate his second half goal against the Portland Timbers at The Home Depot Center on April 14, 2012 in Carson, California. The Galaxy won 3-1. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

  • Forward Dwight Yorke and midfielder David Beckham

    BARCELONA, SPAIN: Forward Dwight Yorke and midfielder David Beckham (top) of Manchester United jubilate after winning the final of the soccer Champions League against Bayern Munich, 26 May 1999 at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona. Manchester United won 2-1. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) (Photo credit should read ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Football. 1996 FA Cup Final. Wembley. 11th May, 1996. Manchester United 1 v Liverpool 0. Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel celebrates with David Beckham and other United players at the end of the match

    Football, 1996 FA Cup Final, Wembley, 11th May, 1996, Manchester United 1 v Liverpool 0, Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel celebrates with David Beckham and other United players at the end of the match (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

  • Sport. Football. FA Charity Shield. Wembley, London, England. 3rd August 1997. Manchester United 1 v Chelsea 1 (Manchester United win 4-2 on penalties). Manchester United's Jordi Cruyff holds the Charity Shield trophy aloft. David Beckham (7) is pictured

    Sport, Football, FA Charity Shield, Wembley, London, England, 3rd August 1997, Manchester United 1 v Chelsea 1 (Manchester United win 4-2 on penalties), Manchester United's Jordi Cruyff holds the Charity Shield trophy aloft, David Beckham (7) is pictured wearing a shirt with his name spelt wrongly (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • Sport/Football. World Cup Qualifier. Rome. 11th October 1997. Italy 0 v England 0. England trio L-R: David Beckham, Graeme Le Saux and Ian Wright celebrate at the end of the game as England qualify for the 1998 World Cup Finals.

    Sport/Football, World Cup Qualifier, Rome, 11th October 1997, Italy 0 v England 0, England trio L-R: David Beckham, Graeme Le Saux and Ian Wright celebrate at the end of the game as England qualify for the 1998 World Cup Finals (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

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    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM: Manchester United's striker Teddy Sheringham (R) is hugged by his teammate David Beckham after scoring their second goal against Bordeaux 01 March 2000, during their UEFA Champions League match at Old Trafford. Manchester won 2-0. (Photo credit should read GERRY PENNY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 26th MAY 1999. UEFA Champions League Final. Barcelona, Spain. Manchester United 2 v Bayern Munich 1. Manchester United's Teddy Sheringham and David Beckham (L) celebrate with the European Cup trophy after the match

    26th MAY 1999, UEFA Champions League Final, Barcelona, Spain, Manchester United 2 v Bayern Munich 1, Manchester United's Teddy Sheringham and David Beckham (L) celebrate with the European Cup trophy after the match (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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    BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 26: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 98/99 Finale in Barcelona; MANCHESTER UNITED - FC BAYERN MUENCHEN 2:1; SIEGEREHRUNG David BECKHAM mit Pokal (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • 7th SEPTEMBER 1999. European Championships 2000 Qualifier. Warsaw, Poland. Poland 0 v England 0.England's David Beckham relaxes during a training session before the game.

    7th SEPTEMBER 1999, European Championships 2000 Qualifier, Warsaw, Poland, Poland 0 v England 0,England's David Beckham relaxes during a training session before the game (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • 1998 World Cup Finals. Lens, France. 26th June, 1998. England 2 v Colombia 0. England's David Beckham celebrates his goal with teammates.

    1998 World Cup Finals, Lens, France, 26th June, 1998, England 2 v Colombia 0, England's David Beckham celebrates his goal with teammates (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

  • Sport. Football. FIFA Club World Championships. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 6th January 2000. Manchester United 1 v Necaxa 1. Manchester United's David Beckham and manager Sir Alex Ferguson walk down the tunnel at the end of the game. Both were dismissed duri

    Sport, Football, FIFA Club World Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 6th January 2000, Manchester United 1 v Necaxa 1, Manchester United's David Beckham and manager Sir Alex Ferguson walk down the tunnel at the end of the game, Both were dismissed during the game (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham of Manchester United

    22 Aug 1998: David Beckham of Manchester United faces the hostile West Ham crowd in the FA Carling Premiership game at Upton Park, London, England. The game ended 0-0 . \ Mandatory Credit: Gary M Prior/Allsport

  • Alan Shearer

    30 Jun 1998: England captain Alan Shearer celebrates with team mates David Beckham and Michael Owen after scoring from the penalty spot during the World Cup second round match against Argentina at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard in St Etienne, France. England lost 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw. \ Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird /Allsport

  • UEFA Champions League. 17th March 1999. San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy. Quarter Final, Second Leg. Inter Milan 1 v Manchester United 1 (Manchester United win 3-1 on aggregate). Manchester United's David Beckham, left, and Gary Neville celebrate the Paul S

    UEFA Champions League, 17th March 1999, San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy, Quarter Final, Second Leg, Inter Milan 1 v Manchester United 1 (Manchester United win 3-1 on aggregate), Manchester United's David Beckham, left, and Gary Neville celebrate the Paul Scholes goal (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • 1998 World Cup Finals. Lens, France. 26th June, 1998. England 2 v Colombia 0. England's David Beckham celebrates his goal, scored from a free kick.

    1998 World Cup Finals, Lens, France, 26th June, 1998, England 2 v Colombia 0, England's David Beckham celebrates his goal, scored from a free kick (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham of England

    19 May 1998: David Beckham of England enjoys a day on the golf course at Mill Ride GC in Ascot, England. \ Mandatory Credit: Andrew Redington /Allsport

  • David Beckham of England

    19 May 1998: David Beckham of England enjoys a day on the golf course at Mill Ride GC in Ascot, England. \ Mandatory Credit: Andrew Redington /Allsport

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    27 Aug 1997: David Beckham of Manchester United celebrates to the crowd after scoring a goal during the FA Carling Premiership match against Everton played at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England. The match finished in a 0-2 victory for Manchester United. \ Mandatory Credit: Gary M Prior/Allsport

  • Football. 2002 World Cup Qualifier. Group 9. 6th June 2001. Athens. Greece 0 v England 2. England captain David Beckham raises his arms in frustration at being caught offside.

    Football, 2002 World Cup Qualifier, Group 9, 6th June 2001, Athens, Greece 0 v England 2, England captain David Beckham raises his arms in frustration at being caught offside (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham

    12 Jun 2000: David Beckham of England cannot hide his disappointment after the European Championships 2000 group match against Portugal at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, Holland. Portugal won the match 3-2. \ Mandatory Credit: Gary M Prior/Allsport

  • Football. European Championships (EURO 2000). Charleroi, Belgium. England 1 v Germany 0. 17th June, 2000. England's David Beckham about to swap shirts with Germany's Carsten Jancker at the final whistle.

    Football, European Championships (EURO 2000), Charleroi, Belgium, England 1 v Germany 0, 17th June, 2000, England's David Beckham about to swap shirts with Germany's Carsten Jancker at the final whistle (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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    2 Jun 2000: David Beckham of England relaxes after his Engalnd press conference at the Villa Madama in Attard, Malta. Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird/ALLSPORT

  • FUSSBALL: EM EURO 2000 PORTUGAL - ENGLAND ( POR - ENG ) 3:2

    EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 12: EM EURO 2000, Eindhoven; PORTUGAL - ENGLAND (POR - ENG) 3:2; JUBEL NACH DEM 0:1: Torschuetze Paul SCHOLES, David BECKHAM, Michael OWEN/ENG (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • EM EURO 2000 PORTUGAL - ENGLAND ( POR - ENG ) 3:2

    EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 12: FUSSBALL: EM EURO 2000, Eindhoven, 12.06.00, PORTUGAL - ENGLAND (POR - ENG) 3:2, David BECKHAM/ENG (Photo by Sandra Behne/Bongarts/Getty Images)

  • Dynamo Kiev v ManUtd

    19 Sep 2000: Nicky Butt (right) and David Beckham (left) of Manchester United show their frustration after the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester United and Dynamo Kiev at the Olympiskyi Stadium Kiev, Ukraine. Mandatory Credit: Phil Cole/ALLSPORT

  • England's David Beckham celebrates in front of the

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 6: England's David Beckham celebrates in front of the crowd after scoring an injury-time equaliser against Greece during the World Cup qualifying match at Old Trafford in Manchester 06 October 2001. Beckham ensured England qualified for the World Cup finals with his late goal which salvaged a 2-2 draw to put England top of their group. AFP PHOTO: Gerald PENNY (Photo credit should read GERALD PENNY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    3 Sept 2001: England Captain David Beckham relaxes before todays Press Conference at the McDonald Royal Derwent Hotel, Allensford, County Durham, England. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Stu Forster/ALLSPORT

  • Manchester United's David Beckham (C) is congratul

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM: Manchester United's David Beckham (C) is congratulated by teammates Ryan Giggs (L) and Mikael Silvestre (R) after scoring an equalizer against Fulham during a premiership match at Old Trafford in Manchester , 19 August 2001.It is 1-1 at half time. AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

  • David Beckham

    10 Apr 2002: David Beckham of Manchester United falls to the floor in agony after picking up a serious injury during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Manchester United and Deportivo La Coruna played at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. Manchester United won the match 3-2, winning the tie 5-2 on aggregate. DIGITAL IMAGE. \ Mandatory Credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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    2 Apr 2002: Alex Fergusson of Manchester United shows his disgust as David Beckham is injured during the Deportivo La Coruna v Manchester United UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 1st Leg match at the Estadio Municipal De Riazor in La Coruna, Spain. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

  • Manchester United's Ruud Van Nistelrooy (L) celebr

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM: Manchester United's Ruud Van Nistelrooy (L) celebrates his penalty against Nantes with teammates Roy Keane (C) and David Beckham during a phase two group A champions league match at Old Trafford in Manchester, 26 February 2002. AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United player Ryan Giggs (L) hugs teamm

    LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM: Manchester United player Ryan Giggs (L) hugs teammates Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (C) and David Beckham after scoring during their premiereship soccer clash at Leeds 30 March 2002. AFP PHOTO PAUL BARKER (Photo credit should read PAUL BARKER/AFP/Getty Images)

LOWS

June 1998: Sent off in the World Cup round-of-16 against Argentina. England lose 4-3 on penalties and the 23-year-old is vilified.

January 2000: Red-carded in Manchester United’s first World Club Championship match against Necaxa. The Reds come from behind to draw 1-1.

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February 2000: Has a blazing row with United manager Sir Alex Ferguson at the club's training ground, which is snapped by photographers, after arriving late. He travels with the team for Sunday's crucial match at Leeds but is dropped and watches from the stands. United win 1-0 to go six points clear of their Yorkshire rivals at the top of the Premier League.

February 2003: After United lose 2-0 to Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Ferguson kicks a boot in rage in the dressing room at full-time. It smacks Beckham just above his left eyebrow as blood seeps out, compelling the enraged player to go for his manager but is held back. "Just f*****g patch him up," Ferguson advises.

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October 2003: Skies a penalty against Turkey in a crucial European Championship qualifier. He is taunted by Aston Villa defender Alpay, which leads to a mass fight in the tunnel at half-time. England draw 0-0 and qualify for Euro 2004.

May 2004: Sent off for the first time as a Real Madrid player for calling a linesman "hijo de puta" (son of a whore).

June 2004: At the European Championship, with England 1-0 up against France, he has a penalty saved by Fabien Barthez. France win 2-1 with two late goals from Zinedine Zidane.

June 2004: Again at the Euros, Beckham misses a penalty. This time he blazes over England’s first spot-kick in their quarter-final against Portugal. The hosts win 6-5 on penalties and Beckham is criticised for a having a poor tournament.

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October 2005: Sent off for the second time in his Three Lions career in the World Cup qualifier against Austria at Old Trafford.

October 2005: He is sent off against Valencia for applauding in a sarcastic manner, but has the red card overturned days later.

June 2006: Holding back the tears, he relinquishes the England captaincy after another underwhelming tournament the day after the World Cup quarter-final defeat to Portugal.

August 2006: Omitted from Steve McClaren’s first England squad entirely. He eventually returns in June 2007.

January 2007: Frozen out by Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello after agreeing to move to Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy.

February 2007: Sent off in injury time against Real Betis.

July 2009: Heckled by LA Galaxy fans angry he left the club to join AC Milan on loan, he jumps over advertising hoardings to confront one vocal supporter.

March 2010: Snaps his Achilles whilst on-loan at Milan, scuppering any chances of him playing at a fourth consecutive World Cup.

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June 2010: Left out of Stuart Pearce's Team GB London 2012 Olympic squad.