David Beckham retires: Story of East End boy done good

Metro

‘He can’t kick with his left foot, he can’t head, he can’t tackle, and he doesn’t score many goals. Apart from that, he’s all right.’

That was how former Manchester United winger George Best summed up David Beckham’s ability in 2000.

Yet, despite his questionable football skills, an unremarkable east London upbringing and a squeaky voice, the Leytonstone boy has grown up to be one of the world’s most famous men.

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The boy born at Whipps Cross University Hospital to a kitchen-fitter father and hairdresser mother has gone on to be an Olympic ambassador, best pal to Hollywood royalty, idolised by youngsters and lusted after by both men and women.

‘He’s all right,’ indeed.

At least Best’s remark could be deemed a little tongue-in-cheek.

Pity the PE teacher who told a 13-year-old…

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