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Allfootballers.com. La Liga Educational games for kids. The educational app of LaLiga for children that you will like.
LaLiga, from the hand of developer EDUJOY, launches the application ‘Educational Games’, where learning and playing is possible for children between four and 11 years old.
Mobile devices and tablets have become essential elements in our day to day. Technology grows at a rapid pace and everyone, including the youngest ones, enjoys an evolution in which learning, values and fun are possible. It is one of the main readings that emerge from the collaboration formed by LaLiga with the company EDUJOY for the development of the application ‘Educational Games’, an app with 30 different modalities in which attention, memory, perception can be worked or coordination. One more challenge on the part of LaLiga in the transmission of values that continues to consolidate its commitment to go beyond football.
In this case they do it through this application, whose release to the market was last December 20, 2018. Available for Android and iOS, after just over three months the acceptance has been excellent by all. For Daniel Vicente, Responsible for Apps and Games of LaLiga, has been “very good, exceeding one million downloads”, something shared by Alberto Iglesias, CEO of the developer, who points it as “a complete success throughout the world, not only in Spain. It has been widely downloaded in Brazil, Turkey or Saudi Arabia, with very good reception. Educational games, such as football, are an added value. ” The Brazilian is, in fact, the main market of the game, with 14% of the total users.
In addition, Iglesias emphasizes the comments left by users in the app stores, “which are very good”, as well as the general note, “a 4.2. A good indicator, because those who make use of it consider it a valuable application.”
‘LaLiga Educational Games’ is the first collaborative work for both. A successful challenge in which they came together in order to create games with an educational base for children. Specifically, the target it targets is between four and 11 years old. «The game does not contain texts and therefore it is not necessary that they know how to read and write. This feature also makes it a game that is born as international, “says Daniel Vicente. A market in which the developer company moves like a fish in the water, seeking to add the values of learning included in the game. In this way, and as indicated by Alberto Iglesias, the time spent by the smallest with mobile devices “serves for learning” is sought.
To activate these values, they collaborate with different professionals in each of their projects. Professionals of education, psychologists and neuroscience – cognitive and psychomotor skills are worked on – that contribute to the final result of this LaLiga application, from where the education of the youngest children was considered very important. Something to which they are more than accustomed, as indicated by Alberto Iglesias: “we have worked with attention deficit, hyperactivity, dyslexia or with children with Down syndrome”.
Miguel Ángel, collaborator in education, is one of those professionals. Director of the Vizcaya College Foundation, values the interest and motivation for the world of football and projects it on activities that work in different areas of learning. «A way to develop basic skills, for boys and girls, in a fun and motivating way». Highlighting the “easy access to great diversity of games of all kinds”, these are games that enhance different values of education. From the reasoning and the speed of thought – performing simple operations and solving problems accompanied by football elements – to games of attention and visual acuity – stimulating the perception through football players or team coats of arms -, passing through the training of memory – memorizing elements related to soccer.
A great success of an idea, a concern, on the part of LaLiga workers and, as Daniel Vicente points out, his desire to “contribute to the education of our children”, an audience increasingly immersed in the technological world. Today, thanks to the collaboration with the developer EDUJOY, it is a reality that unites sport and values. A way to open a market that has not yet been exploited and that, surely, will continue to grow. As Alberto Iglesias concludes, “the experience has been very valuable. Surely there will be other ideas ». Values such as transparency, improvement or integrity put at the service of the smallest.
Diets and workouts footballers: well cared upfield.
Soccer players are stars in the field and also in social networks, where some LaLiga Santander players, such as Ibai Gómez, Marcos Llorente and Raúl de Tomás, share their daily diets, training and care outside the field.
Take care of yourself as a way of life. Although for some it may only be an obligation, others enjoy performing proper nutrition and a severe training at the same time satisfactory. Two of the fundamental pillars, together with the right rest, to lead a healthy lifestyle, as recognized by Ferrán Ares Santamaría, a high-performance sports nutritionist and professional ex-professional. This is the case of many players, who increasingly count part of their progress in social networks. Instagram has become a cult temple to the body that neither the LaLiga Santander athletes let escape. Ibai Gómez (Athletic Club), Marcos Llorente (Real Madrid) or Raúl de Tomás (Rayo Vallecano) are three of the names that take care of themselves beyond the playing fields, becoming an example for many fans, young and old.
Diego Alonso Aubin, absolute international athlete, was the witness of the 200-meter Spanish Champion and current physical trainer of elite athletes: “they are the image on which the eyes of the population fall.” When it comes to food, something that significantly affects the performance of the players, everyone wants to be like them, although the concern taken to the extreme “can lead to disorders that lead to very unhealthy behaviors.” Also in regard to training, practice that has experienced exponential growth in recent years, since there is a risk of sports injuries.
The great evolution of football
Much greater has been the evolution, if it fits, in the world of soccer. A sport in which, as Diego Alonso points out, there are different phases of work in which it is necessary to attend to their characteristics, needs and objectives, such as “improvement of strength, speed, coordination or other technical aspects”, to which they add complementary programs with which to reduce the risk of suffering injuries. In addition, outside the field of play must also work individually “concrete physical aspects, since doing it in a group is more complex because each has specific needs.” The case is similar if we focus on food, which has been consolidated as an improvement tool, provided that a correct distribution of macro-nutrients is chosen.
There are examples in LaLiga Santander, such as Sergio Canales or Marcos Llorente, who have ensured that they follow diets such as the Macrobiotics, in the case of the Real Betis footballer, or the Paleolítica, in the case of the Real Madrid midfielder, recognizing that they are part of their splendor within the field of play. An aid that requires a very careful and individualized treatment, according to Ferran Ares, because it implies food restrictions, as in the case of Paleolithic diet, in which ultra processed, cereals, dairy products and pulses are eliminated with very high consumption sources. restricted. It is important to know which ones “are better and worse and at what moment they should be introduced to obtain advantages”. For high-level athletes, “diets are very varied and the individualization of each player is vital”.
Nutrition and training, key points
In any case, both training and nutrition are used for very specific purposes. They agree Diego Alonso and Ferrán Ares, who do not recommend copying it among its thousands of followers. Not even among amateur athletes, since elite footballers have very different requirements and needs. “The importance of individualization of each nutritional guideline must be understood,” they write. Also during holiday periods, the most complex and for which the football player is aware of the foods that work best and worst.
Static bicycle sessions, exhaustive training almost daily and diets made to measure that complement a work of great intensity in their clubs. All with the aim of improving performance, evolve in their game and model athletic bodies like those shown by Ibai Gómez, Marcos Llorente or Raúl de Tomás. They are just some of the many players that in recent years, and thanks to social networks, have turned their work into an example, hitherto unknown, for a good part of society.
An advantage, concludes Ferrán Ares, “with respect to athletes who do not manage it optimally. Increasingly, they are aware of the importance of good nutrition to take advantage of training, recovery and sporting achievements”. Something that, as pointed out by the Barcelona nutritionist, plays a fundamental role today, helping to be better every day.
Fabio Cannavaro is a retired Italian football player widely acknowledged as one of the best defenders of all time.
In addition to successful league play, Fabio accomplished a lot during his time in the Italian national team. With Fabio on the team, Italy won consecutive Under-21 European Championships in 1994 and 1996, and in 1997 Fabio earned his first senior cap. As team captain, Fabio led the Italian team to victory in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and received the FIFA World Player of the Year award. So far, Fabio is the only defender to received this award. In 2009, Fabio became the most capped Italian player of all time.
During his fotball career, Fabio was often referred to as “Muro di Berlino” which is Italien for “The Berlin Wall”.
As a young boy Fabio played for a local Bagnoli team and got the attention of talent scouts from SSC Napoli. Fabio became a ball boy for the club and could watch his idols Diego Maradona and Ciro Ferrara play. Eventually, he was deemed ready to join the team started to play alongside his childhood idols. Fabio made his Serie A debut in1993 in a match against Juventus.
In 1995, Napoli sold Fabio to Parma where he became a regular right away. Parma won the UEFA Cup and Coppa Italia, and Fabio was named Serie A Defender of the Year.
In 2002, Fabio was transferred to Inter (Internazionale) for €23 millions. Inter reached the semi-finals of Champions League during the 2002/2003 season and also finished second in Serie A. Due to injury, Fabio was forced to refrain from playing a lot of matches during his second season with Inter.
After two years with Inter, Fabio moved to Juventus where he reunited with his former team mates Lilian Thuram and Gianluigi Buffon from Parma to form an impressive defense. Juventus won the Scudetti in 2005 and 2006, and Fabio received the Oscar del Calcio award for his debut season with Juventus.
In 2006, Fabio transferred to Real Madrid where he remained for three seasons. He was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2006, and Real Madrid won La Liga in 2006/2007 and 2007/2008. When Fabio’s contract with Real Madrid expired, he returned to Juventus in time for the 2009/2010 season.
In late 2009 Fabio was injured and had a hard time healing. His contract with Juventus was not renewed, and in June 2010 it was announced that Fabio had signed on for two years with Al-Ahli Dubai, a team in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Football League. Fabio played 16 matches for Al-Ahli Dubai before retiring from football in June 2011 due to a severe knee problem. Since then, Fabio has served as a global brand ambassador and technical consultant for the Al-Ahli Club of Dubai.
Fabio was born in Naples in 1974.
His father Pasquale Cannavaro was a bank clerk who played football in Giugliano, his mother Gelsomina Costanzo worked as a maid.
Fabio has an older sister named Renata and a younger brother named Paolo. Paolo is a defender in Napoli. Fabio and Paoli played together in Napoli 2000-2002.
Fabio married Daniela Arenoso in 1994. They have three children; Christian (born in 1999), Martina (born in 2001) and Andrea (born in 2004).
Together with Ciro Ferrara, Fabio has established the “Fondazione Cannavaro Ferrara” which supports a hospital in Naples by procuring cancer research equipment and fund surgery for special cases of cancer.
Things are changing in the world that more traditional masculinity distills, the spectacle of American football. Sport, passion and, for the first time, two men cheerleaders in the center of the Atlanta stadium. It is the final of Super Bowl 2019, one of the most followed sporting events in the United States and this year, in addition to the 22 players with protections, shoulder pads and helmets, has had two different male players on the grass. Some stereotypes begin to change.
They are Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies, from the team of Los Angeles Rams cheerleaders, who have made history by being the first boys to participate in the choreographic of a grand final in which only women have participated so far. Both already opened the way in 2018 to join the group of cheerleaders of a team of the National Football League (NLF) and their example has already had some effect. The New Orelans Saints’ also have a boy in their group of dancers.
Although the spectators of the major sports competitions in the United States have already begun to see men in the animation teams, they participate as “support” in the girls’ exercises. The novelty is that Peron and Jinnies are dancers on an equal footing with their mates, although with other clothing and no pom-poms.
American football, which condenses many elements of traditional masculinity, thus opens the door to a breakdown of stereotypes through a different door. If the path of women to worlds reserved until recently only for men is being traveled with determination, theirs towards areas considered “feminine” is slower. Roles continue to weigh heavily when talking about masculinity.
Anyway, from some US media it is pointed out that behind this open door to the boys there may be an attempt to wash the image of the teams. Female cheerleaders have complained this season of their low salaries, rigid dress codes and sexual harassment that have to endure some fans of the teams.
Road in reverse
Women already conquer masculinized areas, men come more slowly to feminized spaces.
“It’s about time, I think it took too long to incorporate the guys!” Adriana Boy, responsible for BCNcheer, an Allstar club, that is, a club dedicated to competition in this specialty and not to animation. To be a cheerleader, he explains, we work with agility, flexibility, rhythm and strength. It is a very complete sport, he continues, where teamwork is essential. The group must be very synchronized and in training it is important that no one fails to perform the exercises.
You start with a warm-up and gymnastic exercises, you have to learn the choreography and train the acrobatics. It helps to have skills for gymnastics and dance, nothing so that sticks to something exclusively reserved for women.
In fact, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries cheerleading was a male sport in the United States based on gymnastics, acrobatics and the ability to lead the animation of the public. It was from the 30s when women began to incorporate. And in the 50s the more athletic character began to change for the animation, appearing in the 60 the famous pompoms.
Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, presidents of the United States, were part of the teams of cheerleaders of their respective universities, which reflects the relevance that was given to participate in this activity.
Ricardo “Kaká” Izecson dos Santos Leite is an attacking midfielder from Brazil. In addition to successful league play, Kaká has displayed his football skills in the Brazilian national team.
In 2007, Kaká recieved the Ballon d’Or and was named FIFA World Player of the Year and Top Forward of the 2006/2007 Champions League season. He was also named FIFPro World Player of the Year, and Time Magazine included him in their list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Kakás footprints can be seen on the Estádio do Estádio do Maracanã’s sidewalk of fame.
In Brazil, Kaká is a common nickname for persons named Ricardo.
At the age of seven, Kaká was spotted by the São Paulo FC during a local tournament. At the age of 15, Kaká signed a professional contract with the club and led São Paulo youth squad to a victory in Copa de Juvenil. His debute as a senior took place in 2001. During his first season, he played 27 matches and scored 12 goals. São Paulo won their first (and so far only) Torneio Rio-São Paulo championship, partly thanks to Kaká who scored two goals in two minutes in the final (which São Paulo won 2-1). Before being transferred to AC Milan in 2003, Kaká played a total of 58 games for São Paulo and scored 23 goals.
Kakás Seria A debut was a match against Ancona that AC Milan won with 2-0. During his first season, Kaká played 30 games and scored 10 goals. AC Milan won both the Scudetto and the EUFA Super Cup. In the 2004/2005 season Kaká had a rather withdraw role to play behind striker Andriy Shevchenko as a part of the five-man midfield. He played 36 domestic games and scored seven goals. AC Milan finnished second in the Scudetto and lost the Champions League final to Liverpool on penalties. Kaká was voted the best midfielder of the tournament.
In 2009, Kaká signed a sex year contract and transferred to Real Madrid. He scored his first league goal for Real Madrid on September 23 in a game against Villareal. In August 2010, Real Madrid announced that Kaká had undergone knee surgery and would need several months of rehabilitation. Eight months later, Kaká returned to the field. In March 2011, he was forced to the sideline again for a few weeks due to a thigh injury, before making a celebrated comeback.
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite was born in Brasília, the capital city of Brazil, in 1982. When Kaká was seven years old the family moved to São Paulo.
Kakás father Bosco Izecson Pereira Leite is a civil engineer and his mother Simone dos Santos is an elementary school teacher.
At the age of 18, Kaká fractured his spine in a swimming pool accident. He made a remarkable full recovery and has since then tithed his income to the evangelical Rebirth in Christ Church.
Kaká married Caroline Celico in 2005. They have two children, Luca born in 2008 and Isabella born in 2011.
Kakás younger brother Rodrigo (“Digão”) and cousin Eduardo Delani are also professional football players.
Kaká became an Italian citizen in 2007.
Kaká is an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations’ World Food Programme.
Jack Warner, the former Vice President of FIFA has officially been banned from any official football/soccer sporting event around the world. This isn’t shocking to see as this man is a sneaky criminal to say the least, as of right now Mr. Warner is fighting for extradition to the United States. He claims that he didn’t commit the corruption crimes he’s been charged with & that he did not accept millions of dollars in bribes.
All evidence against him proves exactly otherwise, Mr. Warner knows that he is falling in a hole that has no end. The United States won’t accept his extradition as there could be issues that arise with him coming to the country, such as certain companies no longer providing their services in the country and thus by jobs being lost. No job being lost is worth this horrendous man, he’ll just have to serve the prison sentence he’ll surely be giving for violating several of the code and ethic laws within the FIFA Organization.
US Prosecutors are fighting to have him brought over to the United States so that he may face trail. This means that regardless of where Jack Warner goes in the world he’ll have to face prison time. Eduardo Li, one of the FIFA Officials has already been arrested once he was brought over to the United States. It’s pleasing to know that Mr. Warner & all involved in this year’s FIFA scandal will face prison time for their actions. The new FIFA will stand honorable & true.
Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo is a retired Portuguese footballer (midfielder). His career spanned over two decades and included 127 caps for the Portuguese national football team, making him the most capped Portuguese player of all times. Figo was named European Footballer of the Year in 2000 and FIFA World Player of the Year in 2001. He is also included in the FIFA 100 list.Examples of prestigious trophy wins on Figo’s curriculum vitae are one UEFA Champions League title, one UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, two UEFA Super Cups, one Intercontinental Cup, four titles from La Liga, four Serie A titles, three Spanish Super Cups, three Italian Super Cups, two Spanish Cups, one Italian Cup and one Portuguese Cup.
In 1991, Figo helped his team to a victory in the FIFA World Youth Championship. Later that year, 18 year old Figo made his senior debut for the Portuguese national team in a friendly match against Luxembourg. Figo captained the national team during the 2006 World Cup where they reached the semi-finals, Portugal’s best finish since 1966.
Figo is considered a part of Portugal’s “Golden Generation” of football.
União de Pastilhas
1984–1989 Sporting CP
Years Team Apps Gls
1989–1995 Sporting CP 137 16
1995–2000 Barcelona 172 30
2000–2005 Real Madrid 165 36
2005–2009 Internazionale 105 9
1991–2006 Portugal 127 32
Figo started his career in Sporting CP where he won both the Under-16 European Championships and the Under-21 World Championships. His first international cap as a senior for Sporting CP arrived in 1991.
In 1995, Figo joined FC Barcelona and this was where his career really took off. With Barcelona, Figo won the 1996/1997 EUFA Cup Winner’s Cup and consecutive Primera División titles. He played 172 games and scored 30 goals.
In 2000, Figo joined FC Barcelona’s arch rivals Real Madrid. With Figo on the team, FC Barcelona won La Liga in 2001 and 2003, and were victorious in the 2001/2002 Champions League.
In 2005, Figo’s contract with FC Barcelona expired and Figo signed up with Internazionale. He stayed with Internazionale until 2009 when he announced his retirement from professional football. That same year, Internazionale won the 2008/2009 Series A title.
Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo was born in Almada, Portugal in 1972.
Figo is married to Swedish model Helen Svedin whom he met at a flamenco show in 1996. They have three children, Daniela (born 1999), Martina (born 2002) and Stella (born 2004). As of 2011, they are expecting their fourth child.
Figo owns an upscale bar in Algarve.
Figo is an ambassador for the Stop TB Partnership. Founded in 2001, the Partnership’s mission is to fight tuberculosis worldwide.
Figo is on the board for Inter Campus, an organization run by Internazionale Milano that provides assistance to children in need through youth football programs developed and sustained within the communities.
Michael James Owen is a professional football player from England. He is included in the FIFA 100 (Brazilian striker Pelé’s list of the hundred greatest living footballers) and received the prestigious Ballon d’Or in 2001. He has also received the Premier League Golden Boot twice (1997/1998 and 1998/1999) and been named both BBC Sports Personality of the Year (1998) and Carling Premiership Player of the Year (1997/1998).
When Owen played for the senior English team during the 1998 World Cup he became England’s youngest player and youngest goalscorer at the time. Owen also scored in the Euro 2000, 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004. He participated in the 2006 World Cup as well, but sustained a serious injury.
Owen started playing football when he was seven years old. He eventually joined the Deeside Primary School’s team, and then the youth team of Mold Alexandra. During his time at Hawarden High School, he played for the Hawarden school team. Attending high school did however mean that Owen was eligible to sign a schoolboy contract with a football club and he inked a deal with Liverpool. At age 14, Owen attended the FA’s School of Excellence at Lilleshall in Shropshire while continuing his studies at Hawarden.
After his graduation from Lilleshall, Owen entered Liverpool’s Youth Training Scheme and just after turning 17 he signed professional forms for the senior team. His senior debut for Liverpool took place on May 6, 1997, in a Premier League match against Wimbledon. Starting 1998, Owen was Liverpool’s top scorer every season.
In 2004, Owen left Liverpool for Real Madrid. He had a slow start in Spain, but scored his first goal for Real Madrid in October in Champions League and then went on to score his first Spanish League goal just a few days later. He was back on track and when the season was over he had scored 13 goals in La Liga. During his time in Real Madrid, Owen played a total of 41 games and scored 18 goals.
In 2005, Owen signed a four-year contract with Newcastle United. A few days later he injured his thigh during pre-season play and could not play the first part of the 2005/2006 season. On September 18, Owen helped Newcastle to their first win of the season.
After several years with Newcastle United, Owen signed a two-year contract with Manchester United in 2009. He made his league debut for Manchester United on August 16, and scored his first competitive goal for them a few days later against Wigan Athletic. In February 2010, Owen was injured and could not play for the rest of the season. He returned for pre-season 2010/2011. In June 2011, his contract with Manchester United was extended with one year.
Michael James Owen was born in Chester in England in 1979.
Michael is the fourth child of Jeanette and Terry Owen. Before retiring from football, Terry played professionally for Chester City and Everton.
Michael met Louise Bonsall at primary school in 1984, and they got married in 2005. They have four children, Gemma Rose (born 2003), James Michael (2006), Emily May (born 2007) and Jessica (born 2010).
Michael has purchased a small street of houses in Ewloe (a small town in Wales) for his extended family.
Michael owns several race horses.
The retired footballer Richie Partridge is Michael’s brother in law.
David Robert Joseph Beckham іѕ аn English footballer whо holds thе all-time appearance record fоr аn outfield player іn thе England national team. Hе іѕ thе оnlу English player tо score іn thrее world cups. Hе hаѕ nеvеr received thе FIFA World Player оf thе Year award but hаѕ bееn runner-up twice. In 2004, Beckham wаѕ thе world’s best paid football player іf уоu count bоth salary аnd advertising deals. In bоth 2003 аnd 2004, Beckham wаѕ Google’s mоѕt searched оf аll sports topics.
1991–1993 Manchester United
Years Team Apps Gls
1993–2003 Manchester United 266 61
1995 → Preston North End (loan) 5 2
2003–2007 Real Madrid 116 13
2007– Los Angeles Galaxy 74 15
2009 → Milan (loan) 18 2
2010 → Milan (loan) 11 0
1992–1993 England U18 3 0
1994–1996 England U21 9 0
1996–2009 England 115 17
As a child, Beckham attended Bobby Charlton’s football school and played for the Ridgeway Rover, a local youth team coached by Beckham’s father. He then attended Tottenham Hotspur’s school of excellence and joined the club, before switching to Brimsdown Rovers youth team for a two year stint. During his time in Bromsdown he was named Under-15 Player of the Year in 1990. On his fourteenth birthday, he signed for Manchester United and subsequently entered a Youth Training Scheme.
Beckham made his first appearance for United’s first-team in 1992 as a substitute in the League Cup match. Shortly thereafter, he signed his first professional contract. He made his UEFA Champions League debut in December 1994. During a part of the 1994/1995 season Backham was loaned to Preston North End, before returning to Manchester United to make his Premier League debut.
During his time with Manchester United, Beckham played 265 Premier League matches and scored 61 goals. He also made 81 appearances in Champions League where he scored 15 goals. Manchester United won six Premier League titles, one European Cup and one Intercontinental Cup.
In 2003, Beckham signed a four-year contract with Real Madrid. During Beckhams first season with Real Madrid, the team won the Spanish Super Cup and finishes second in Copa del Rey.
In 2007 Beckham signed up for five years with Los Angeles Galaxy. The cost of $6.5 million per year was not paid by Los Angeles Galaxy alone but by all the 14 MLS teams together since the goal of bringing Beckham to the United States was to boost the nation’s overall interest in soccer.
In 2008, Beckham was loaned to AC Milan. Eventually, a timeshare deal was reached were Beckham were to play with Galaxy från mid-July to the end of the 2009 MLS season, and then be loaned out ot Milan again. With Beckham on the team, Galaxy won the 2009 Western Conference final. He returned to AC Milan in January 2010, and went back to Galaxy in September to help them secure their second successive Western Conference title. During the following season, Beckham spent the entire season with Galaxy and the team won the 2011 MLS Cup.
Beckham was born in Leytonstone, London in England in 1975.
His mother is a hairdresser named Sandra Georgina Beckham and his father is a kitchen fitter named David Edward Alan “Ted” Beckham.
Beckham has an older sister named Lynne Georgina and a younger sister named Joanne Louise.
Growing up, Beckham attended church every week with his family. His maternal grandfather was Jewish and Beckham has described himself as ”half Jewish”.
Beckham’s parents are both dedicated Manchester United fans and during David’s childhood they would often attend the team’s home games at Old Trafford.
Beckham started dating Victoria Adams (of Spice Girls fame) in 1997 and the two were married in 1999. They have four children, Brooklyn Joseph (born 1999), Romeo James (born 2002), Cruz David (born 2005) and Harper Seven (born 2011).
Beckham has founded a football school named David Beckham Academy in 2005. In 2009, it was announced that it would close and that a mobile travelling academy would be developed instead.
Beckham is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF with special focus on UNICEF’s Sports for Development program and the Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign.
Beckham is a spokesperson for Malaria No More.
Since his move to the United States, Beckham has been active with charities linked to Major League Soccer, such as MLS W.O.R.K.S.