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Untitled, authorised Beckham illustrated book out in October

David Beckham when with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2011. – Reuters pic, July 31, 2013.David Beckham when with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2011. – Reuters pic, July 31, 2013.British footballer and fashion icon David Beckham will promote a new illustrated review of his sporting career due out in hardback and e-book formats Oct 31.

"The book will be a stunningly illustrated and very personal celebration of his playing days," explained publisher Headline, noting the inclusion of "exclusive photography and text".

The publisher also nominated #DavidBeckhamBook as the appropriate Twitter hashtag, while agency and PR staff tweeted their excitement at the prospect of meeting Mr B in the process.

The international midfielder has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, and Preston North End, winning league titles in England, Spain, the USA and France, captaining his own country 58 times and winning a record-breaking 115 caps in the process.

Beckham has previously authored or co-authored three biographies: "David Beckham: My Story" in 1998, "Beckham: My World" in 2001, "David Beckham: My Side" in 2002 and "Beckham: Both Feet on the Ground" in 2003; dad Ted put his name to "David Beckham: My Son" in 2006. – AFP/Relaxnews, July 31, 2013.

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