Official Statement from adidas About David Beckham's Retirement from Football
An adidas spokesperson said: "On behalf of adidas we would like to congratulate David Beckham on what has been a glittering career in football. He has won titles for every team he has played for, playing a key role on every occasion. He was a loved and adored captain of his country, a position he relished and thrived upon. For us at adidas David was one our most celebrated icons and has been one of the faces of this brand since 1996, playing a fundamental role in our work on football, the London Olympic games, training and Style business, to name just a few.