02/05/2015 08:55 BST | Updated 15/05/2015 07:59 BST

David Beckham Turns 40 Today - We Chart The 10 Most Significant Moments So Far In Pictures...

David Beckham turns 40 today - surrounded by his pop star turned fashion designer wife, four beautiful children, family and A-list friends, and in the surroundings of a five-star luxurious hotel in Morocco. Where did it all go wrong?


As his pals raise a glass to the one-man global brand of all that is desirable in a man of his age, we look back on the 10 most significant moments in David Beckham's life - not all of them great, happy occasions at the time, but certainly all vital in bringing him to this point in his career, with football now behind him, but, as he told HuffPostUK at a launch a couple of years ago, "I'm not retired as a person."

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