World Cup 2014: Award-winning photographer Mark Leech's photo of David Beckham in 2001
"I took this one at the end of the match against Greece at Old Trafford.
© Mark Leech / Offside Sport Photography / L’Equipe archives
Beckham’s contribution that day was something else not just for the last minute free-kick, which ensured qualification – he also carried the whole team.
Many people were surprised when Peter Taylor made Beckham his captain. He proved his worth that day."
- Offside Sports Photography have a World Cup exhibition at The Old Red Lion, St John Street, London until July 18 2014. Visit welloffside.com.
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