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And to celebrate, we look back at his top 10 goals for club and country.

Playing against France in a friendly match in Paris, Beckham won his 100th England cap in 2008 and truly cemented himself as a Three Lions legend.

He is just one of nine players to have passed the 100-cap mark for England, and his 115 means he is the highest-capped outfield player in the nation’s history, behind only legendary goalkeeper Peter Shilton on 125.

Ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid man Beckham has enjoyed a magnificent career, and, although scoring goals was not his speciality, he certainly made a habit of it. Commonly deployed as a right midfielder, he was renowned for his set-piece ability, and is often considered to be one of the best free-kick takers in the history of football.

And it was his free-kick ability that will live long in the memory of England fans, due to the game-changing strike scored against Greece that ensured qualification for the 2002 World Cup.

He may not have been captain when he passed the 100-cap mark, having handed the armband to John Terry following the 2006 World Cup, but he still played a key role in Fabio Capello’s side that qualified for the 2010 edition of the tournament. Unfortunately, he was injured in the run up to the competition and had to miss out on selection for the miserable World Cup run in South Africa.

Beckham will, however, always be regarded as a legend in the eyes of England fans. And to celebrate his incredible impact, here are his top 10 goals for club and country - including THAT free-kick against Greece.

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