David Beckham gets six-month driving ban for using phone at wheel: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - Former England soccer captain David Beckham was banned from driving for six months on Thursday after admitting using his mobile phone while driving, the BBC reported.

Beckham, who played for Manchester United and Real Madrid, admitted using his mobile phone as he drove his Bentley through central London in November last year, the BBC said.

The 44-year-old was sentenced in Bromley Magistrates Court, it added.

Famous for his devastating free-kicks, he captained England 59 times and scored in three World Cups before retiring from international duty in 2009.

He also played for LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint Germain before he stopped playing club football in 2013 and is currently setting up a Major League Soccer (MLS) team in Miami.

He is married to Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl turned luxury fashion designer.

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Former England international footballer David Beckham leaves Bromley Magistrates Court in Bromley, south-east of London on May 9, 2019, after being disqualifeid from driving for six months for driving while using a mobile phone. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Former England international footballer David Beckham (L) leaves Bromley Magistrates Court in Bromley, south-east of London on May 9, 2019, after being disqualifeid from driving for six months for driving while using a mobile phone. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Former England international footballer David Beckham (C) leaves Bromley Magistrates Court in Bromley, south-east of London on May 9, 2019, after being disqualifeid from driving for six months for driving while using a mobile phone. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Former England international footballer David Beckham leaves Bromley Magistrates Court in Bromley, south-east of London on May 9, 2019, after being disqualifeid from driving for six months for driving while using a mobile phone. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: David Beckham departs Bromley Magistrates Court after being banned from driving for 6 months for using his phone at the wheel on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: David Beckham departs Bromley Magistrates Court after being banned from driving for 6 months for using his phone at the wheel on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: David Beckham departs Bromley Magistrates Court after being banned from driving for 6 months for using his phone at the wheel on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Former England international footballer David Beckham arrives at Bromley Magistrates Court in Bromley, south-east of London on May 9, 2019, where his case of driving whilst using a mobile phone is being held. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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(Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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