SHOTLIST:

SNTV - SNTV CLIENTS ONLY

Various file - Various dates

1. FILE of David Beckham

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Los Angeles - Date unknown

2. Various of Beckham practicing, giving interviews

AP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLY

3. STILLS of David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, kids

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

DAVID BECKHAM IS RETIRING FROM SOCCER ... ENDING A CAREER THAT WENT BEYOND the sport ... INTO FASHION ... MARRYING A POP STAR ... BECOMING A GLOBAL CELEBRITY.

THE 38-YEAR-OLD MIDFIELDER RECENTLY WON A LEAGUE TITLE IN A FOURTH COUNTRY ... WITH PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN. HE IS RETIRING AFTER THIS SEASON.

BECKHAM STARTED HIS CAREER AT 16 AS A TRAINEE WITH MANCHESTER UNITED... ALSO PLAYING FOR REAL MADRID AND THE LOS ANGELES GALAXY, WINNING TITLES WITH ALL THOSE CLUBS. HIS ARRIVAL IN THE U-S HELPED GIVE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER HERE ... A BOOST.

HE ALSO MADE 115 APPEARANCES FOR ENGLAND'S NATIONAL TEAM ...

BECKHAM IS NOW LIVING IN LONDON ... WITH HIS WIFE VICTORIA, A FORMER SPICE GIRLS SINGER ... AND THEIR FOUR CHILDREN.

LEE POWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

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