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FOOTIE TWEETS: Retiring Beckham receives an embarrassment of praise

David Beckham announced his retirement from professional football on Thursday and the declaration was not lost on players from all corners of the globe.

The 38-year old will end a fantastic career this summer which took in successful spells with Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, LA Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain.

Below are a host of players praising Beckham for a remarkable playing career which brought about six Premier League titles, one Champions League trophy, two FA Cups, one La Liga triumph, two MLS Cups and a French Ligue 1 title among other pieces of silverware.

Our favourite Twitter contributor Joey Barton kicks us off with plenty of kind words for the retiring veteran.

Ex-United teammate Gary Neville wrote the following.

Whilst Phil Neville added.

Another former Old Trafford ace, Andy Cole wrote.

Australia skipper Lucas Neill.

Anderlecht and USA midfielder Sacha Kljestan.

Arsenal youngster Sanchez Watt.

Wellington Phoenix's Toronto FC loanee Jeremy Brockie.

Sporting Kansas City's Kei Kamara, who recently had a spell with Norwich City, was grateful for Beckham's contribution to MLS.

Former LA Galaxy teammate Omar Gonzalez.

Ex-Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel.

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