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Neville: Beckham unbelievable

Everton captain Phil Neville thinks David Beckham should best be remembered for his achievements on the football pitch.

Last Updated: 17/05/13 at 08:18 Post Comment

David Beckham: The former England captain is a global football icon

David Beckham: The former England captain is a global football icon

Former England skipper Beckham on Thursday announced he will retire from playing at the end of the season after a short spell at Paris Saint Germain.

It will bring to an end a glittering career, which has included time at Manchester United, where he played with Neville, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy and AC Milan.

And Neville told Sky Sports: "We should be celebrating such a fantastic footballer, such a fantastic person and one who has been an unbelievable ambassador for this country, not just on the football field.

"But it is on the football field where he should probably be best remembered.

"His CV reads Manchester United, LA Galaxy, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain. They are the biggest clubs in world football.

"He has not just gone to these clubs and been a bit-part player. He has gone to these clubs and made an impact. He is a wonderful football player and he will be sadly missed."

The thoughts of Neville, who is this summer set to leave Everton, were echoed by American club-mate Tim Howard after Beckham's impressive time in Los Angeles.

Howard said: "In America, it was the first time since Pele that people stood up, took notice, had a global icon on their door step and paid money to see him play."

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