World Cup 2014: Photographer Mark Leech on a classic picture of David Beckham

By Culture24 Reporter | 19 June 2014

World Cup 2014: Award-winning photographer Mark Leech's photo of David Beckham in 2001

A photo of a football player raising his fist in the air
© Mark Leech / Offside Sport Photography / L’Equipe archives
"I took this one at the end of the match against Greece at Old Trafford.

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."




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