Paris, France – David Beckham's professional football career isn't quite finished, as the worldwide superstar is likely to feature for Paris Saint-Germain in the club's final home match of the season against Brest on Saturday at the Parc des Princes.
The 38-year-old, who announced his retirement from the game on Thursday, began his career with Manchester United, making his professional debut for the club in 1992. He claimed six Premier League titles, two FA Cup titles and one UEFA Champions League title during his time with the Red Devils, including the storied "Treble" in the 1998-99 season.
He made a high-profile move to Real Madrid in 2003 but managed just one La Liga trophy in 2007 before joining the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer shortly after.
Beckham signed a five-month contract with the French champions in January and helped the club clinch its first domestic league title last Sunday -- Les Parisiens' first Ligue 1 triumph since the 1993-94 season.
"I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue, but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level," Beckham said in a statement. "If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I'm fortunate to have realized those dreams.
"I want to thank all my teammates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from," Beckham continued. "I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed."
Beckham's swan song in front of the Paris faithful will be his 14th appearance for PSG, and his tenth in Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes. He is also the first English player to win league titles in four different countries.
PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti, who also managed Beckham during his time on loan with AC Milan, praised Beckham's humble nature and his commitment to his craft.
"He loves his job," he said. "He is a very, very humble player. These are the best qualities I saw in his character. He had fantastic passing qualities - he was one of the best in the world in that department."
In other action in Ligue 1 on Saturday, Nancy hosts Bastia hoping to move out of the bottom three, while Evian welcomes Valenciennes to the Parc des Sports.
Montpellier hosts Lille, while Nice can move into a Champions League qualifying position with a win over Lyon.
Also on Saturday, Sochaux hosts Toulouse, St Etienne welcomes Marseille to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Reims battles Lorient, Rennes tangles with Ajaccio and Troyes hosts Bordeaux.