David Beckham was given a befitting honour last Saturday as his former club LA Galaxy unveiled a statue of the player in front of their stadium. The event was greeted by MLS stars who converged for the ceremony ahead of LA Galaxy clash with Chicago Fire.

His statue is the first in the Legends Plaza which sits outside the stadium’s entrance and is expected to house other statues of legends in the club. MLS commissioner Don Garber was in attendance and praised Beckham’s contribution to the popularity of the MLS.

Beckham was coy when speaking about the statue but praised the club for honouring him in a special way. the former Real Madrid star also alluded to the growth and development that have entered the league since he joined in 2007.  He also reiterated his commitment to the league as he plans to start a new MLS franchise Inter Miami which is expected to join in 2020.

Beckham’s former coach Bruce Arena was also in attendance and spoke during the ceremony emphasizing the impact of Beckham’s goals during the successful era of the club. according to Arena Beckham was a great leader and winner during his time at the club.

Beckham watched the opening game of the MLS season in which LA Galaxy defeated Chicago victory 2-1 with Zlatan Ibrahimovic netting an 80th-minute winner. The game also saw the debut of teenage sensation Efrain Alvarez who assisted the first goal for the home side.

David Beckham enjoyed a successful career during his time with the club spending six seasons and winning two MLS league titles, in addition to the titles he won in England, Spain and France.

It is expected that Landon Donovan would be the second player to have a statue at the club as an appreciation to his contribution to the club.

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