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Bonus Photos of David Beckham

Are we ready for the invasion of Britain's biggest brand?

August 1996: After hitting a jaw-dropping goal from the halfway line against Wimbledon, Beckham is anointed a superstar.

September 1996: Beckham makes his debut on the English national team and signs an £800,000 (roughly $1.5 million in today’s money) endorsement deal with Adidas that puts him among soccer’s biggest earners.

1997: Beckham begins dating “Posh Spice” (née Victoria Adams) of the Spice Girls. The tabloids eagerly dub him “Spice Boy.”
Photo: Steve Fenton / Rex USA
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