David Beckham used to be a fan of Barca, before moving into its main rival’s camp.
Beckham went to conquer the United States and grow the soccer authority overseas. David spending five years with the Los Angeles Galaxy on the eve of his career. Meanwhile, the Englishman managed to play for Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. However, there were just the two most famous periods in Beck’s career – in Manchester and Madrid.
David was seriously devoted to the Red Devils since childhood. He went through their youth academy and became a true superstar of the Ferguson’s team. Beckham has won all possible trophies over the years spent at Old Trafford. Then he moved to Real Madrid in 2003.
The Royal Club still remember the David’s spectacular game and his master free kicks. Nevertheless, some of the Whites’ fans got disappointed after the news he was a fan of their main rival Barcelona during his adolescence.
The David’s photo in blaugranas jersey made about 24 years ago.
His academy friends Gary Neville, Chris Casper and Ben Thornley are also depicted on the photo.
Barcelona was going through one of the best periods in its own history at that time, demonstrating fantastic football under Johan Cruyff.
The Catalans raised above their heads two Spain trophies in a row, led by Ronald Koeman, Hristo Stoichkov and Pep Guardiola. As a matter of fact, they did it in the same jerseys as David on the photo.
Therefore, Real Madrid turned out to be far from being a successful team during the early 1990s. They were not at the peak of popularity among young football fans at that time.
Naturally, Beckham’s love of Barcelona can be forgiven. Because he could not imagine at that time he would join the Royal Club one day. Nevertheless, some Real Madrid fans will certainly call it betrayal of the century, taking into account the deadly rivalry between the Catalans and the Whites.