HIGH Scores stunning goal on opening day of the 1996 season at Wimbledon, lobbing goalkeeper Neil Sullivan from the halfway line.
Goal-den boy: David Beckham celebrates his wonder strike against Wimbledon
HIGH Makes his debut for England in the 3-0 World Cup qualifier win in Moldova in September 1996.
HIGH Collects another championship winners' medal in May 1997.
HIGH Picked for Glenn Hoddle's World Cup squad for France '98.
LOW Left out of the starting line-up for England's opening two World Cup matches against Tunisia and Romania, as Hoddle says he is "unfocused".
HIGH Recalled for third match against Colombia and scores his first England goal from a free-kick.
LOW Sent off in second-round match against Argentina for a retaliatory kick against Diego Simeone, and England go out on penalties.
Red mist: David Beckham kicks out at Argentina's Diego Simeone
HIGH Helps his club complete the treble of FA Cup, Premier League title and Champions League in 1999 after United stage a remarkable late recovery to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in Barcelona.
LOW Left out of Manchester United team for the Premier League match against Leeds in February after reporting late for training because his son Brooklyn was ill.
HIGH Collects his fourth championship winner's medal as United win the title by a record 18 points in May 2000.
LOW Aims gesture at abusive England fans following defeat in the opening game of Euro 2000 against Portugal. England bow out in group stages of the tournament.
HIGH Made England captain for the November friendly with Italy in Turin by stand-in boss Peter Taylor.
HIGH New England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson appoints Beckham as captain for his first match in charge, the friendly against Spain at Villa Park.
HIGH Collects another Premier League title with Manchester United in May 2001.
White hot: David Beckham after he scored the last-gasp equaliser against Greece at Old Trafford
HIGH Scores last-minute free-kick equaliser in 2-2 draw against Greece in October which ensures England's World Cup qualification.
HIGH After breaking a bone in his foot in a Champions League quarter-final against Deportivo La Coruna, makes rapid recovery to feature in the 2002 World Cup for England, scoring a memorable penalty winner against Argentina before a quarter-final defeat by Brazil.
LOW England are eliminated in the quarter-finals by Brazil with many blaming Beckham for pulling out of a tackle before Rivaldo nets an equaliser for the South Americans.
LOW Suffers a gash above his eye amid reports the injury was caused accidentally by a boot kicked by boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
LOW Left out of the starting line-up for the crucial Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with Real Madrid. He comes on as a second-half substitute and scores twice, but the damage has already been done and United lose 6-5 on aggregate.
HIGH United lift Premier League trophy at Everton.
HIGH Awarded OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Top honour: David Beckham poses with his wife, Victoria, as he holds the OBE
HIGH United announce they have accepted a £25million bid from Real Madrid.
HIGH Plays in England's goalless draw in Turkey which secures automatic Euro 2004 qualification. Misses a penalty but is a key figure in the match.
LOW Misses a penalty as England lose to Portugal in a shoot-out in the Euro 2004 quarter-finals in Lisbon.
HIGH Captains England for 50th time in friendly win over Argentina in November 2005.
LOW Injured in England's World Cup quarter-final defeat to Portugal. Stands down as captain following day.
LOW Beckham omitted from England squad for Steve McClaren's first game in charge, a friendly against Greece.
LOW Real Madrid sporting director Predrag Mijatovic claims Beckham will leave the club at the end of his contract in the summer of 2006.
HIGH Signs a deal worth a reported £125million to sign for Major League Soccer franchise the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Bend it like Beckham: David scores his first goal with a free kick for the LA Galaxy
HIGH Wins back place in Real Madrid side after coach Fabio Capello initially insisted his career at the Bernabeu was over.
HIGH Recalled by England - named in 26-man squad for friendly against Brazil and Euro 2008 qualifier against Estonia.
HIGH Wins Primera Liga title with Real Madrid, despite being replaced in the second half by Jose Antonio Reyes - whose two goals sparks a turnaround from 0-1 to 3-1.
HIGH Scores his first Galaxy goal in his maiden start against DC United.
LOW Injures medial ligaments in his knee playing for Galaxy and misses more than six weeks of key games for club and country.
LOW Comes on as a substitute as England are knocked out of the Euro 2008 qualification race with a 3-2 home defeat to Croatia.
LOW Left out of Capello's first England squad, leaving him stranded on 99 caps.
HIGH Handed his 100th cap after earning a recall under Capello the international in France.
End of the world: David Beckham goes off on stretcher
HIGH A short-term loan deal is agreed with AC Milan, to start in January and run into early March.
HIGH After an impressive start to his career with the Italian team, named in Fabio Capello's squad to play Spain.
HIGH Comes on as a substitute against Spain to earn 108th cap, equalling Bobby Moore's record.
HIGH AC Milan announce that under a unique 'timeshare' agreement, Beckham will stay with them in Italy until the end of the season, return to the Los Angeles Galaxy from July to October and then rejoin the Serie A club for the rest of the 2009-10 campaign.
HIGH Comes on as a second-half substitute in the friendly against Slovakia at Wembley and breaks Moore's record with a 109th cap.
HIGH Helps England to qualify for the World Cup finals in South Africa.
HIGH Makes an emotional first return to Old Trafford for a club match and receives a rapturous applause from Manchester United supporters. Milan lost the game 4-0.
LOW Suffers a torn Achilles tendon during Milan's 1-0 win over Chievo, ruling him out of the 2010 World Cup.
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