The last hurrah! A sombre Victoria leads the way as the Beckhams head to Paris to see David play his last EVER professional football match

He shocked the world on Thursday when he announced he would be hanging up his football boots for good.

But David Beckham would have no doubt been thrilled to have the support of his family as wife Victoria and children, Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, and Brooklyn, eight, travelled to the French capital to see him in action in his last-ever game on for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.

The 39-year-old fashion designer and her offspring were spotted arriving at London's St. Pancras International Station ready to catch the Eurostar service to the City of Lights to see what will undoubtedly be a very emotional match.
Emotional: Victoria Beckham led the way as the Beckham family travelled to Paris to see David play his last-ever match as a professional footballer on Saturday evening Emotional: Victoria Beckham led the way as the Beckham family travelled to Paris to see David play his last-ever match as a professional footballer on Saturday evening

Looking chic in a leather biker jacket, cigarette pants and leopard print heels, Victoria seemed sombre as she prepared to watch her husband wave goodbye to his sporting career.

And even fashionista Romeo and adorable Cruz seemed a little glum at the prospect of seeing their superstar dad on the pitch as a professional for the last time as they made their way into the station.

Brooklyn was ever the doting brother, taking the stress off his mother as he carried his little sister onto the train.
Still smiling: Fortunately, adorable baby Harper seemed to have no idea of how bittersweet the occasion would be, and was grinning from ear-to-ear as she sat happily in her big brother's Brooklyn's arms Still smiling: Fortunately, adorable baby Harper seemed to have no idea of how bittersweet the occasion would be, and was grinning from ear-to-ear as she sat happily in her big brother's Brooklyn's arms


Emotions running high! Even Romeo, 10, and Cruz, eight, seemed a little glum at the prospect of seeing their superstar dad on the pitch as a professional for the last time as they made their way into London's St. Pancras International Station

Emotions running high! Even Romeo, 10, and Cruz, eight, seemed a little glum at the prospect of seeing their superstar dad on the pitch as a professional for the last time as they made their way into London's St. Pancras International Station

Emotions running high! Even Romeo, 10, and Cruz, eight, seemed glum at the prospect of seeing their superstar dad on the pitch for the last time as they made their way into London's St. Pancras International Station


Fortunately, super-cute Harper seemed to have no idea of how bittersweet the occasion would be, and was grinning from ear-to-ear as she sat happily in her big brother's arms.

It was initially thought David would bring the curtain down on his glittering career next week after announcing his retirement from the beautiful game on Thursday, as revealed by Sportsmail.

Cheered on by his loving family at the Parc des Princes, the sporting hero will start for Carlo Ancelotti's Ligue 1 champions at 8pm and pay homage to his incredible career, nationality and four children with a special personalised pair of Predator boots by Adidas.
A sad day: Victoria seemed sombre as she prepared to watch her husband wave goodbye to his sporting careerA sad day: Victoria seemed sombre as she prepared to watch her husband wave goodbye to his sporting career


Ever the fashionista: The 39-year-old designer looked impeccably chic in a leather biker jacket, cigarette pants and leopard print heels

Ever the fashionista: The 39-year-old designer looked impeccably chic in a leather biker jacket, cigarette pants and leopard print heels

Ever the fashionista: The 39-year-old designer looked impeccably chic in a leather biker jacket, cigarette pants and leopard print heels


Beckham, capped 115 times for England and the man who helped London secure the 2012 Olympics, chose the red, white and blue colours to represent the Union Jack, with the flag embossed on the heel.

The boots also feature the names of his four children - Romeo, Brooklyn, Cruz and Harper as well as the shirt numbers from his playing career: 7, 23 and 32.

Commenting on his boots, Beckham said: 'This is truly a special moment for me and I'm happy that my longest serving partner, Adidas was able to work with me to commemorate the moment.


Decorated: PSG's title win was David Beckham's final triumph and he is set to bow out against Brest

Decorated: PSG's title win was David Beckham's final triumph and he is set to bow out against Brest

'What I really wanted to come across was the passion I had playing for my country and the pride that gave me.'

Announcing his retirement on Thursday, the star said: 'I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level.

'If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy.


Last outing: Beckham will wear these boots for the clash against Brest on Saturday night

Last outing: Beckham will wear these boots for the clash against Brest on Saturday night

'I'm fortunate to have realised those dreams.'

The trailblazing midfielder - who also played AC Milan and Los Angeles Galaxy - is now set to continue his ambassadorial duties with a variety of organisations, which include Sky Sports, adidas, Unicef and promoting football in China.

He said: 'Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I'm starting a new adventure and I'm genuinely excited about what lies ahead.
Tribute: Victoria Beckham tweeted an old picture of her and David after he announced his retirement from footballTribute: Victoria Beckham tweeted an old picture of her and David after he announced his retirement from football

'I'm fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it's my time to give back.'

Having relocated from Los Angeles in January, Beckham is expected to set up a permanent base in London with his wife Victoria and children.

On Friday, Victoria paid tribute to her talented husband with a loving tweet showing the couple sharing a private moment on holiday in the Maldives over the Christmas period.

Alongside it, she wrote: 'Thank you for all your lovely messages, we are so proud of you David x vb.'
Supportive: Victoria has watched her husband play in numerous matches from his Manchester days to time at MadridSupportive: Victoria has watched her husband play in numerous matches from his Manchester days to time at Madrid
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