One of the biggest stories in the soccer world in 2013 is not who is playing, but who will not be.
On Saturday, David Beckham played the final soccer game of his career with Paris Saint-Germain. Beckham, a 38 year old midfielder, considered by many to be one of the greatest midfielders in soccer during the prime of his career, played 523 games professionally for Manchester United, Real Madrid, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain, and scored 97 goals. He also scored 17 goals in 115 games for the English national team in international play.
But it is Beckham’s financial wealth that has brought him into the spotlight. According to Great Britain’s The Sunday Times, Beckham, who is also married to Spice Girl Victoria, has an estimated worth of $125 million.
Beckham’s retirement follows a pretigious list of soccer stars who have retired in 2013. The list includes English striker Michael Owen, English midfielder Paul Scholes, American women’s star Heather Mitts and Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.