David Beckham: Tactical Evolution of Man Utd, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy Star

David Beckham took the route not many have in the past—he went from explosive winger to withdrawn deep-lying playmaker.

Other notable occurrences of this are Ryan Giggs (to an extent) and Bastian Schweinsteiger, but the list remains incredibly short, as it's an odd transition to make.

Let's break down his evolution as a player.


As a pup

Beckham entered the English football scene amid a class of high-hopers.

Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Keith Gillespie, Gary Neville and Nicky Butt are just some of the top-tier names he graduated with from Manchester United's academy, making his debut a little later than some at 20 years of age.

He excelled in a traditional winger's role—fully in vogue during the mid-to-late '90s—and made a name for himself rather quickly thanks to his tendency to put ferocious bend on the ball.

His ability to beat his man and whip in an excel...

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