Is David Beckham Overrated?

Is David Robert Joseph Beckham overrated? His critics have been shouting it aloud from the rooftops ever since he burst into world football, but his staunchest supporters counter it with the argument that Beckham has done enough to merit a place in the list of football’s greatest ever players.

Beckham isn’t blessed with the pace of an Aaron Lennon, Shaun Wright Phillips and Thierry Henry, but he is certainly one of the best passers and crossers in the business. The latter in particular, has seen him win many a game for Manchester United and England. He can deliver pin poin ufabet เข้าสู่ระบบเว็บตรง t crosses into the box, and as Ruud Van Nistelrooy will tell you, those are godsends for strikers who are poachers in the box.

You will however not see Beckham blitz and skip his way past several defenders on his way into the box. That is not really his style- he doesn’t quite possess the necessary combination of raw speed, agility and dribbling to do that. Beckham is one of those more technically gifted footballers around, and is one of the best free kick takers the game has ever seen.

Beckham is the most capped outfield player for England. Only goalkeeper Peter Shilton has won more English caps than him. He was also the first British footballer to play in 100 Champions League games, and is also a two time FIFA World Player of the Year runner up.

There is always the argument that footballer Beckham gets overruled in favour of brand Beckham when it comes to football bosses taking decisions. Beckham is married to Victoria Adams, and the duo are one of the most high profile celebrity couples in the world today. Beckham’s good looks, along with his more than average abilities, means that the masses, especially females, take to him very easily.