Brian Kotloff
Saturday May 18th, 2013

David Beckham gets quite the sendoff as retirement nears. (Michael Regan/Getty Images) David Beckham gets quite the sendoff as retirement nears. (Michael Regan/Getty Images)

In his final game after announcing his retirement last week, English soccer star David Beckham was removed in the 82nd minute and given a memorable send-off.

Visibly in tears throughout the moment, Beckham -- playing for Paris-Saint Germain in their last home match of the season -- was embraced by teammates as the match temporarily stopped and then thrown into the air in celebration.

Beckham, 38, played for 20 years for seven different professional teams, including Manchester United and the MLS' Los Angeles Galaxy, as well as the British national team.

[Wilson: Beckham's skills with the ball were long overshadowed by his celebrity]  

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