Highs and lows of Becks career

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LONDON, August 13 – The highs and lows of David Beckham's career following England coach Fabio Capello's decision to rule him out of the Euro 2012 qualifiers:1991: HIGH – Taken on as a trainee by Manchester United

1996: HIGH – Helps United win English Premier League and FA Cup double. Scores stunning goal on opening day of 1996/97 season, lobbing Wimbledon goalkeeper Neil Sullivan from the halfway line.

1998: HIGH – Selected for England’s World Cup squad.

1998: LOW – England manager Glenn Hoddle leaves him out of first two World Cup games in France against Tunisia and Romania, saying he is "unfocused".

1998: HIGH – Recalled for third match, against Colombia and scores his first England goal from a free-kick.

1998: LOW – Sent-off for kicking out at Argentina’s Diego Simeone in a match England lose on penalties. Villified by British press and English fans.

1999: HIGH – Helps United complete treble of FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League.

2000: HIGH – Appointed England captain by stand-in manager Peter Taylor.

2001: HIGH – Scores last-minute free-kick equaliser in 2-2 draw against Greece in October which ensures England’s World Cup qualification.

2002: HIGH – Scores penalty winner against Argentina in World Cup.

2002: LOW – Member of England side that loses to Brazil in quarter-finals.

2003: LOW – Suffers cut above eye amid reports the injury was caused accidentally by United manager Sir Alex Ferguson kicking a stray boot.

2003: HIGH – Joins Real Madrid and scores three minutes into his Primera League debut.

2004: LOW – Misses England’s first penalty in a quarter-final shoot-out defeat to Euro 2004 hosts Portugal.

2004: LOW – Deliberately fouls Ben Thatcher in World Cup qualifier against Wales which earns him a suspension for a trip to Azerbaijan.

2006: LOW – As England captain limps off in World Cup quarter-final against Portugal. Cries on bench. England lose on penalties. Day after steps down as England captain.

2006: LOW – Dropped from new manager Steve McClaren’s first England squad.

2006: LOW – Frozen out by Real boss Fabio Capello after agreeing move to US side LA Galaxy.

2006: HIGH – Impresses Capello in training and is restored to team as Real win first Spanish title in three years.

2007: LOW – Member of England side beaten 3-2 by Croatia at Wembley as team fails to qualify for Euro 2008.

2008: LOW – Left out of Capello’s first England squad against Switzerland.

2008: HIGH – Wins 100th England cap against France.

2009: HIGH – Makes start for AC Milan after loan move.

2009: HIGH – Comes on as a half-time substitute against Slovakia at Wembley and so break Booby Moore’s England record of 108 caps for an outfield player.

2009: LOW – Criticised for lack of commitment to Galaxy by club captain Landon Donovan.

2009: LOW – Sent-off in Galaxy’s defeat by the Seattle Sounders.

2010: LOW – Ruled out of the World Cup after suffering a torn left Achilles tendon during loan spell at AC Milan.

2010: LOW – Capello says ahead of friendly against Hungary that Beckham is probably too old to play for England in the future.

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