David Beckham will be honored with a statue in Los Angeles. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation

When David Beckham joined the L.A. Galaxy in 2007 it set off a surge in global coverage about the club and instantly boosted the attention of Major League Soccer. The club will honor the football legend with a statue near the main entrance of its stadium at the start of the upcoming season.

The Galaxy will reportedly unveil the Beckham statue on the March 2 season opener against the Chicago Fire at Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly known as the Home Depot Center and StubHub Center. Beckham is expected to attend the ceremony.

No MLS player has ever been honored with a statue. The Galaxy have yet to formally announce the details of the statue unveiling, instead telling season-ticket holders in a mailer.

Beckham, 43, who spent a majority of his career with Manchester United, played with the Galaxy from 2007 to 2012, making 122 appearances. He helped lead the club to two league titles, while earning a contract that came out to $32.5 million over five seasons but packed with incentives.

The famed midfielder, known for his impeccable long passes that curved to his forward teammates, is considered one of England's all-time greats. Beckham served as captain of the England team for six years.

After retiring in 2013 following a brief spell with Paris Saint-Germain, Beckham maintained a relationship with MLS, owning the rights to a Miami club, Inter Miami CF, which will make its debut in 2020. He also owned two academies, one in London and one in Los Angeles.

Beckham remains an international icon and even had his name attached to a popular 2002 film, "Bend it Like Beckham." He has drawn attention for his good looks and his marriage to pop singer Victoria Caroline Beckham, nee Adams. The couple wed in 1999 and have four children.