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Tears, cheers, bumps and trophies as Beckham says his final goodbye

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a double to sent the English midfielder off in winning style.

David Beckham leaves the pitch for the last time.
David Beckham leaves the pitch for the last time.
Image: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

DAVID BECKHAM ENDED his career in a fitting manner as Paris Saint Germain claimed the French Ligue 1 title.

The English midfielder played 81 minutes of PSG’s 3-1 victory over Brest and was afforded a warm reception from the home support when Carlo Ancelotti called him ashore for the final time.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, part of a league-winning side for the 10th time, scored a brace for PSG in a routine victory that set the stage for an emotional Beckham farewell.

The whole Beckham clan were in attendance at the game and joined the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder on the pitch for photos and post-match celebrations. Also spotted in the stands was former President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. He, wisely, remained in his seat for the celebrations.

Beckham allowed the tears to flow as he bid adieu to a professional football career of 21 seasons. Here are some of the best videos and pictures from the night of celebration in Paris:

Carlo Ancelotti greets Beckham as the leaves the pitch. (Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)

YouTube credit: OmranRights

With an English flag draped over his shoulders, Beckham salutes the crowd. (Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)

Getting the bumps from his PSG teammates. (Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)

He recovered in time to pose for pictures with his children, Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo. (Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)

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