KEY POINTS

  • David Beckham once hit a goal that was talked about for years
  • Beckham was referred to as the future of England soccer
  • Beckham made a surprise visit at Inter Miami stadium

David Beckham once hit a goal that would be talked about for years to come.

In 1996, Manchester United fans gathered around Selhurst Park to witness something they will find hard to believe. At the time, there was no social media or video replays to consult but just the testimonials of people in attendance when Beckham hit a 57 yard boomer hit with the precision of a golf shot.

According to The Sportsman, Beckham’s stunt was not the first goal scored from long-range. However, it was the clinical precision with which Beckham executed this most ambitious of efforts that made it one of the greatest goals of all time.

Other goals from half-way could have been categorized as a hopeful hack but there was nothing lucky about Beckham’s 57-yarder. In fact, he almost did it earlier in the very same game.

The said goal was indeed one of the most important part of the Englishman’s legacy. Veteran English commentator John “Motty” Motson described Beckham’s goal as something people will be buzzing about for a long time and noted that it was an indication that Beckham was the future of England soccer.

“David Beckham…surely an England player of the future, scores a goal that will be talked about and replayed for years,” opined John Motson.

Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham(L) battles for the ball with Seattle Sounders' Steve Zakuani during the first half of Game 2 of their MLS Western Conference Semifinal soccer match in Carson, California, November 7, 2010. Legs insured for $70 million Photo: Reuters

On that day, Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Wimbledon at Selhurst Park was completely expected but Beckham’s last-minute goal proved to be an unforgettable moment in the youngster’s career.

Predictions about the said goal being aone of all-time greats happened to be true as Beckham himself has often talked about it as his favorite.

From that day forward, Beckham rose to fame and became one of the most celebrated soccer stars of his time. To this day, the 44-year-old continues to do amazing things in the sport he loves. 

Last Tuesday, more than 400 construction workers who are building Inter Miami’s stadium and training center site in Fort Lauderdale were stunned when team co-owners Beckham along with Jorge Mas showed up and shared lunch with them.

After the said lunch, Beckham and Mas gathered the workers on the field to personally thank them for their work.  According to Beckham, nothing in this world goes “unnoticed” when did with passion and hardwork, Miami Herald reported.

“I believe anything can happen if you work hard, ” Beckham told the workers.

“Nothing goes unnoticed, the hard work you’re doing and the passion you’re doing it with. What’s being created...it is really a miracle,” Beckham added.