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Becks: Being England captain was an honour

David Beckham has celebrated St. George's Day by looking back over his soccer career.

The former soccer player was one of the many British stars to take to their social media accounts to celebrate St. George's Day yesterday.

And the sportsman, who turns 40 next month, took the chance to turn it into a personal moment of reflection. He made his debut for the England team in 1996 and served as captain for six years.

"There was no prouder moment for me than when I pulled on the England shirt, playing in front of our passionate fans. It was then an incredible honour to captain my country for many years. Today is a special day. Happy St George's Day (sic)," he wrote on his Facebook page.

Fans responded enthusiastically, professing their "love and respect" for the popular star.

Even though David is no longer playing, there's no stopping him passing on his wisdom to the new generation of sportsmen.

Recently he met New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who describes David as his childhood hero.

And he joked that the American football player, who is no relation to the British star, should carry on his name in the world of sport.

“He just told me, ‘You have to keep the legacy going,'” Odell told ABC News. “He told me he was watching me throughout the season, catching bits and pieces of it in London or LA, wherever he’s at, but he’s been keeping up with me and watching me, and just to keep up the family name.”

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