“Alongside Michael Jordan” – David Beckham’s Documentary Producer Hails Inter Miami Owner’s Fame Drawing Parallels to Chicago Bulls Legend

Published 10/14/2023, 1:43 AM EDT

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Inter Miami President and soccer icon David Beckham is no stranger to making headlines. Even the slightest mention of this former Manchester United legend makes waves across the community. It’s been over a week since the release of his Netflix documentary ‘Beckham’ – and the buzz around this keeps growing. His producer has just bracketed the Englishman into a group of the most elite names in the sports universe.

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The answers to a question about David Beckham’s popularity recently stunned a lot of the fanbase. Honestly, people do not realize the impact he has off the pitch, whilst not diminishing his outrageous skill of the game on the pitch. So, what’s all the buzz about?

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‘Beckham’ producer John Battsek recently sat down for an interview with talkSPORT. Considering his shared time with the soccer icon, revelations and comparisons were bound to surface. As the discussion kicked off, the host poised Battsek with a pressing question: Was David Beckham one of the most renowned icons in sports during his era?

Almost immediately, Battsek retorted back, drawing parallels between the fame of David Beckham and Michael Jordan. He began by affirming that Beckham is definitely among “the most famous sports stars.”

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The British film producer went on to shower the former LA Galaxy superstar with praises, declaring: “Yeah, alongside Michael Jordan! He’s [one of] the most famous sports stars [including] Michael Jordan, Pele and David Beckham. And to this day – David Beckham is absolutely as famous as anyone out there…”

In essence, Battsek’s words encapsulate the idea that David Beckham is not just a soccer star; he is a cultural icon whose fame and influence extend far beyond the soccer field. His name is mentioned in the same breath as sports legends like Michael Jordan and Pele, and this comparison speaks volumes about the impact he has had on the world of sports and pop culture.

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The release of the Netflix series, ‘Beckham,’ has granted fans a unique glimpse into the Englishman’s personal life and a broad overview of his illustrious career with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and LA Galaxy. The four-part documentary has been well-received, and it delves into key moments throughout his storied career while also shedding light on his personal life, including the highly publicized cheating controversy involving David Beckham and his former personal assistant, Rebecca Loos.

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But one notable consequence of the ‘Beckham’ documentary’s release has been a significant surge in Beckham’s popularity on Instagram. Since the unveiling of the first trailer on September 19, the soccer legend has gained a remarkable 667,290 new followers on the social media platform. This surge underscores Beckham’s enduring global appeal and his ability to connect with fans on a profound level.

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In a world where sports legends transcend their respective fields to become global icons, David Beckham’s journey has firmly established him in the company of legends like Michael Jordan and Pele. His fame continues to shine brightly, demonstrating the enduring allure of a sports superstar who has left an indelible mark on the world of soccer. So, what do you make of this intriguing comparison between two sporting icons? Drop your thoughts in the comments below!

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