He played in two European Championship tournaments during his career.
Yet David Beckham enjoyed this years’ competition from the stands, as he made an appearance at Friday’s ‘Battle of Britain’ England vs Scotland match with his son Romeo, 18, which was hosted at Wembley stadium.
The former professional football player, who played in the competition in both 2000 and 2004, looked suave in a navy blue suit and matching tie as he cheered on England at the historic clash.
Game on! David Beckham made an appearance at Friday’s ‘Battle of Britain’ England vs Scotland match with his son Romeo, 18, hosted at Wembley stadium
Father of four David, who appeared without the majority of his famous brood, cut a dapper figure in the two-piece suit, which he teamed with a crisp white shirt.
Meanwhile, Romeo looked equally polished in a double-breasted suit with a white shirt and tie, while showcasing a mop of bright blonde hair.
During his career David made 115 career appearances in total, appearing at three Word Cup tournaments, in 1998, 2002 and 2006.
He made two appearances in UEFA European Championship tournaments.
Snap happy! Romeo documented the game on his phone which boasted a personalised case
All smiles! David and his son appeared to be sharing a joke at the event
Suave: The former professional football player, who competed in the competition in both 2000 and 2004, looked suave in a navy blue suit and matching tie as he cheered on England at the historic clash
England are playing their second Euro 2020 match on Friday night, this time taking on Scotland after winning against Croatia on Sunday.
They were cheered on by some 22,500 supporters – 2,800 being Scots – under the iconic arch ahead of the must-win game.
But before kick off fans booed both countries’ national anthems as well as when both teams took the knee in a show against racism.
Suited and booted: Father of four David, who appeared without the majority of his famous brood at the game, cut a dapper figure in the two-piece suit, which he teamed with a crisp white shirt
It comes after 20,000 Scottish fans turned London into mayhem over the last two days, with punters fighting, stripping naked and swimming in public fountains.
Police admitted they had to ‘flexibly’ manage the huge swathe of Scotland fans who took over the West End earlier on Friday with no social distancing, showering any England supporters brave enough to go near them with beer.
Earlier in the day, Scottish football fans parted to allow the Three Lions fans walk past – then tossed booze over them as they hurried by and let off blue and white smoke flares chanting: ‘I’d hate to be English’.
Catching up: Following the game David was pictured with fellow footballer Robbie Keane
Throwback: played in two European Championship tournaments during his career (pictured during the Euro 2008 Group E qualifying match between England and Croatia at Wembley Stadium on November 21, 2007)
The Tartan Army had been in the pub at 10am, trashing central London and leaving the capital’s landmarks strewn with detritus having completely ignored pleas from Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Met Police to stay away.
They flouted a Scotland Yard two-day order warning them not congregate in the West End from 3pm yesterday – and instead they partied in Leicester Square where they danced in fountains they filled with foam into the night.
On Friday afternoon, officers admitted defeat in trying to move on the fans and said they would implement a ‘flexible policing plan… to reduce the likelihood of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour’.
Chief inspector Joe Stokoe said: ‘We have contingency plans to deal with any number of potential incidents as they arise but my message is clear: if you don’t have ticket to the matches, fan zone or officially booked into a pub, bar or club, please do not come to London – you could end up missing the game.’
Sporting hero! During his career David made 115 career appearances in total (pictured during Euro 2000)