Reaction to David Beckham's retirement

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said he wanted Beckham to continue for another year at the club.

updated: May 17, 2013 10:19 IST
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London: David Beckham announced his retirement from professional football on Thursday, after a memorable career in which he won league titles in four different countries and played at three World Cups.

Here, AFP Sports looks at how the world has reacted to news of his retirement, which will come into effect after Paris Saint-Germain's final game of the season at Lorient on May 26:

"Best wishes as David Beckham retires. His magical free-kicks for MUFC and England will live long in the memory of all football fans."

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