Beckham picked soccer over girls
British footballer David Beckham (above) says he didn’t care much about the attention he got from girls while growing up. “I never worried about what I wore or how I looked. I didn’t care about the attention from girls. I just wanted to play soccer,” Beckham said. While he had his first kiss at 13 “with my friend’s sister, Emma,” it wasn’t until years later that he started dating. “My first real girlfriend was when I was 17.”
The hard work paid off and led to a thriving 20-year professional soccer career. But Beckham admits he did miss out on a few things growing up. “The majority of my friends were going down to the corner shop and buying some cider or a beer and I was worrying about my game the next day,” he said.
“My parents worked hard to give me everything they could. They gave me a great upbringing with my sisters,” Beckham said.