I like David Beckham just because of his lifestyle. He don't ever need to score another goal again. How many times has he been on the cover of GQ?— Wale
Special Beckham quotations
You may find another Beckham or Ronaldo, but never ever will you find another Sir Alex Ferguson.
My priority is always the family and Victoria [Beckham] and I always ensure we are there for our children. We work hard but family comes first.
Beckham is unusual. He was desperate to be a footballer. His mind was made up when he was nine or ten. Many kids think that it's beyond them. But you can't succeed without practising at any sport.
He [Beckham] has two feet, which a lot of players don't have nowadays.
It's the best thing to happen to a sport, that you have a superstar.
In football there is always something to write about the Beckhams, same as people want to write about Rooney or Hooney or whatever his bloody name is.
Luis Figo is totally different to David Beckham, and vice versa.
Interviewer: Would it be fair to describe you as a volatile player? Beckham: Well, I can play in the centre, on the right and occasionally on the left side.
He (David Beckham) does have a huge one, though.
He does. You can see it in the advert. It is all his. It is like a tractor exhaust pipe!
Does anyone actually think that Beckham knows he's in America? I think he just follows a football and all he notices is that it occasionally gets warmer.
Victoria Beckham looks like she has a dump once every four years.
That's probably how David knows that there's a World Cup coming up.
It's quite possible that Beckham suffers from a mental block at big tournaments
David [Beckham] should think that talking is silver, but being quiet is golden.
David Beckham is Britain's finest striker of a football not because of God-given talent but because he practises with a relentless application that the vast majority of less gifted players wouldn't contemplate.
Beckham? His wife can't sing and his barber can't cut hair.
I got a phone call saying we are from the News of the World, and we're exposing you and David Beckham. My heart did not beat for a minute.
This stupid celebrity thing is just a consequence of being good at what you do.
I mean, no one would photograph David Beckham if he wasn't the best attacking midfielder in the country - much as I hate Man. U!
In London there was an article about all these girls bending it like Beckham, and in India there's this big wave of girls playing football. Wow! I can't believe a movie's done this!
You can go down a list of footballers since the Premier League and I don't think David Beckham would probably be in the first 1,000.
The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life.
I confess that it is not in my reading table.
Nothing is more important to England's arrangements for the World Cup than the state of David Beckham's foot.
Beckham in Paris will certainly be good for shopping.
I love this player but he is not the footballer he was. And if he comes to Paris now it will be to do something other than football.
Figo is as important to England as Beckham is.
I would be very proud if, one day, I'm held in the same esteem as George Best or Beckham. It's what I'm working hard towards.
David Beckham is not bigger than the Galaxy.
He's good at that, David Beckham - he's good at kicking the ball
I'm flying to China and Japan - if you think Beckham is a big name, you should see me there.
Even all the top players going to Europe to play helps soccer in America, as do all the MLS players like Beckham and all that, they're trying to promote it. At the end of the day it's about getting the younger generation interested at an early age so most of them will move on and play.
Being thick isn't an affliction if you're a footballer, because your brains need to be in your feet. And Beckham works hard, he's brave and he crosses a ball superbly. He treats a football like he does a wife, lovingly, with caresses.
It reminds me how funny living in LA can be;
You go to a friend's barbecue and you leave the face of Victoria Beckham's look book.
Beckham is a nice man and I'm sure he will reach 100 appearances for England.
But he is just a good player, nothing more.
There are hundreds of Beckhams playing football all over the world.
There have been times when I've reflected on my international career and just thought: 'Well that was a massive waste of time.' Sorry for sounding sour, but my best mate, David Beckham, got butchered after the World Cup in 1998, then my brother, Phil, after Euro 2000.
According to the nanny who sold her story, Victoria used to scream at her husband: I gave up my music for you. So, the next time you feel like slagging off David Beckham, just take a moment to ponder on how much we all owe the man.
I feel like thanking Paul Dacre every time, because the reason they ask me is because they think I've come through the other end with a pretty good reputation. Loads of people get a bad press but have a good reputation. [David] Beckham - think what he went through. [Bill] Clinton, likewise. You just have to be true to yourself.