David Beckham´s Biography (2): the Premier League and Victoria

David Beckham headed into the 1996-97 campaign ready to get a superstar status. In Manchester's first league game he spotted Wimbledon keeper Neil Sullivan a few steps out of the goal and blasted a long, looping kick and scored. 

The marvellous goal caused a national stir, and propelled the United in defense of its Premiership crown. Over the campaign's final matches, Manchester put together a 15-game undefeated streak. David capped the run with a late goal that produced a tie against Chelsea. When Liverpool folded down the stretch, United took its second league championship in a row. The club also made a dash for the Champions League, but lost in the semifinals.

He was voted the Young Player of the Year, and finished as runner-up in the overall player balloting. He also solidified his spot on England’s national squad. Pushed by midfielder Karel Poborsky, he earned the admiration of Hoddle for his hardnosed play.

Out of the pitch things did well too. David met Victoria “Posh Spice” Adams. The relationship only added to David's growing celebrity: England’s most eligible bachelor dating one of the country's most notorious sex symbols.

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