Former England captain David Beckham is to retire at the end of the season. The 38-year-old signed a five-month deal at Paris St-Germain in January and donated all of his salary to charity.
Beckham made 115 appearances for England and 394 for Manchester United, winning six Premier League titles and the Champions League.
Here, in his statement released today, Beckham talks about his decision to retire from playing.
"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.
“我非常感谢巴黎圣日耳曼给我继续征战绿茵场的机会，但是我觉得现在是结束我职业生涯的最佳时机，在最高水平的联赛当中?！?BR> "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 realised those dreams.
“如果在我年轻的时候，你告诉我，我会在曼联俱乐部效力并且赢得无数的奖杯；同时代表英格兰出战超过百场并且成为队长；效力世界许多伟大的俱乐部，我会回答你，那只是一个幻想。但我很幸运的实现了这些幻想?！?BR> "To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country. I knew every time I wore the Three Lions shirt, I was not only following in a long line of great players, I was also representing every fan that cared passionately about their country. I'm honoured to represent England both on and off the pitch.
“直到这一天，我最骄傲的成就是成为英格兰队的队长。我知道当我每一次穿上三狮军团的战袍，我不仅仅是一名球员，我代表的是关心着英格兰的每一个球迷。我很荣幸能够成为英格兰队的代表，无论是场内还是场外?！?BR> "I wouldn't have achieved what I have done today without my family. I'm grateful for my parents' sacrifice, which made me realise my dreams. I owe everything to Victoria and the kids, who have given me the inspiration and support to play at the highest level for such a long period. I also want to thank Simon Fuller and his team for their continued support.
“如果没有我的家人，我不会实现今天的成就和梦想。我感谢我的父母，为我所做出的一切，是他们让我实现了现在的成就。我更感谢维多利亚和我的孩子们，是他们一直给予我支持，让我在这么长的时间内有高水平的发挥。我也更感谢西蒙-福勒和他的团队给予我的鼓励?！?BR> "I want to thank all my team-mates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from. I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed.
“我要感谢我所有的队友，以及所有的主教练，我很荣幸可以从他们身上学到很多。我也要向球迷表达由衷的感谢，他们都支持我给予我巨大的动力?！?BR> "Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I'm starting a new adventure and I'm genuinely excited about what lies ahead. I'm fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it's my time to give back."
任何事情都不能取代我对比赛的热爱，然而现在我将开始一个新的冒险。想到我新的未来，我十分兴奋。在我的职业生涯中我很幸运，现在的我是时候回到生活当中了?！?BR> The midfielder made his England debut against Moldova in 1996 and captained the side from 2000 to 2006, making his 115th and final England appearance in a 3-0 win over Belarus in 2009.
Including PSG's recent Ligue 1 title win, Beckham has won 19 trophies - 10 of them league titles - in a playing career spanning 20 years, and is the only English player to win championships in four countries.
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1993-2003: Manchester United 曼联
1994-1995: Preston North End (loan) 普雷斯顿北区（租借）
2003-2007: Real Madrid 皇家马德里
2007-2012: Los Angeles Galaxy 洛杉矶银河
2009-2010: Loan spells at AC Milan AC米兰（租借）
2013: Paris St-Germain 巴黎圣日耳曼