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Proud Beckham thanks English FA

David Beckham has paid tribute to the English FA as it celebrated its 150th anniversary on Thursday.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder sent his best wishes to the FA and said captaining England still stands out as his greatest achievement as a player.

“I would like to say congratulations to the FA for an amazing 150 years,” Beckham said.

“It’s the anniversary this year, it’s going to be a great year of football and it’s been a great honour to have been part of it. Thank you very much and congratulations.

“All that anyone wants to ask you is and all anyone wants to know about is what the Premiership is like, what it’s like to play for Manchester United, what it’s like playing at Wembley.

“That’s when you realise important English football is to the world.”

Beckham has earned the second most caps for England (115) behind Peter Shilton and revealed walking out on Wembley with the armband was the proudest moment in his career.

“When we speak about playing for England and wearing the English shirt in front of a full house at Wembley, it’s the proudest moment an English person can have,” he said.

“Stepping out not just as an England player but as a captain of your country, for me it is the proudest moment that I have had in my career.

“I have achieved so many things over my career, I have been very lucky and have worked very hard to achieve what I have with Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan and LA Galaxy, but stepping out with England, there is no prouder moment for me.”

Thu 17 January, 2013
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