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The Day a Legend Announced Himself to the World

Published on August 15, 2015

By Robbie 87, Contributor for Soccerjury

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On August 17th 1996, a fresh-faced David Beckham announced himself to the world with a spectacular 55-yard strike for Manchester United against Wimbledon.

The United and England great considers this wonder strike as his finest, in a career filled with memorable goals.

"My favourite goal has to be the one against Wimbledon, everybody talks about it, and everybody talks about the history of it. But I was more happy about the fact that Eric Cantona came up to me afterwards and said, "Good goal". That was better than scoring the goal from me."

Collecting a pass from Brian McClair, the 21 year old Beckham hits the ball from inside his half and over a despairing Neil Sullivan. The goal is immortalised in this famous BBC television commentary.

David Beckham's famous goal against Wimbledon launched his career (Youtube)

As an astonished John Motson says: "And Beckham saw Sullivan off his line... Ohhh!"

And the rest as they say is history, as a future legend announced himself to the world.

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Robbie Ackerman

Becks was good, Mark. And I think you mean 2004...

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Mark Lawes

Overrated player. Watch France vs England in 2002, and you'll see that Beckham isn't in the same class as Zidane, who was a true great.

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Robbie Ackerman

It's certainly shooting up in terms of views - happy days : )

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Kal Kilby

by the way Robbie, another great article. (This one could even match your Liverpool shirt review in terms of views).

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Kal Kilby

Iconic goal.

August 16 at 8:39pm Reply | Flag

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Robbie Ackerman

Added this video too to Beck's player profile. I'm not a United fan, but any fan of any team will say "What a goal"!

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Kal Kilby

by the way Robbie, another great article. (This one could even match your Liverpool shirt review in terms of views).

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Kal Kilby

Iconic goal.

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Robbie Ackerman

Added this video too to Beck's player profile. I'm not a United fan, but any fan of any team will say "What a goal"!

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Robbie Ackerman

It's certainly shooting up in terms of views - happy days : )

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Mark Lawes

Overrated player. Watch France vs England in 2002, and you'll see that Beckham isn't in the same class as Zidane, who was a true great.

August 27 at 9:21pm Reply | Flag

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