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13 things everybody used to think about David Beckham

Before the hipster looks, fabulous American lifestyle and god-like status, David Beckham was just like one of us.

Remember when you used to think like this about the former Man United midfielder?

1 Don’t lie… we weren’t quite sure about his dress sense

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2 And we were always in two camps over the curtains

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3 He was just another of Fergie’s fledglings before *that* goal against Wimbledon

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: Manchester United player David Beckham celebrates after scoring the third goal with a spectacular effort from the halfway line, during the Premier League match between Wimbledon and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on August 17, 1996 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Cooper/Getty Images)

4 We thought he was pretty idiotic for this kick during the 1998 World Cup.

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5 But thought this was going a bit far…

Football hooligans hung a dummy, which represented England footballer David Beckham, from a pub in South London, after David Beckham was sent off during England

6 We thought for days about the chances of *that* boot hitting his eyebrow

MANCHESTER UNITED VS JUVENTUS.UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.PIC RICHARD PELHAM. 19.02.03.DAVID BECKHAM SHOWS OFF THE CUT ABOVE HIS EYEBROW FOLLOWING ALEX FERGUSON ACCIDENTALY KICKING A BOOT AT HIS HEAD.

7 And we could never really work out how the Football Academies were going to work

CARSON, CA - JANUARY 27: People stand around The David Beckham Academy booth during the Open House for season ticket sales at the Home Depot Center on January 27, 2007 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Beckham

8 We always thought he sold out a bit when moving to the LA Galaxy

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9 But everyone was a Real Madrid fan as the Spanish side won the La Liga title that season

10 We couldn’t really understand why he trained at Arsenal

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11 And Spurs

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12 We got stupidly excited when Beckham was named in the provisional GB squad for the 2012 Olympics.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: David Beckham and his sons Brooklyn Beckham, Romeo Beckham and Cruz Beckham meet members of Team GB the Men

13 But for all of the marketing deals, sponsorships and perfumes, we also associated these badboys with Beckham

Jan 2002: David Beckham takes delivery of his brand new adidas Predator Mania boots which he will wear against Holland in Amsterdam on February 13th. Mandatory Credit: Gary M. Prior/Getty Images

It’s been quite a journey.