Beck­ham picked soc­cer over girls

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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.

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