He signed a five-year contract and moved to America in 2007 to play for LA Galaxy.
And David Beckham was supported by his loved ones as he attended the first game of the MSL season on Sunday while his club Inter Miami hopes for a win.
The club owner and President of Soccer Operations, 45, looked extremely dapper in a black suit and sunglasses as he took to the field for kick-off.
Looking at the role: David Beckham put on a very neat display in a black suit and sunglasses when he took the field for his team Inter Miami against LA Galaxy on Sunday
David cut a soft figure in his tailored suit with the team crest on the breast pocket and was styled with a crisp white shirt and club tie.
He also stole a moment to chat on the phone, seemed like he was on FaceTime holding up the device and showing off his personalized Inter Miami case.
The sportsman could also be seen chatting with others at his team’s home, the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, and appeared to be upbeat before the game.
Go for it Dad! David’s wife Victoria, who turned 47 on Sunday, sat in the stands with daughter Harper, nine, along with son Brooklyn, 22, and his fiancé Nicola Peltz, 26 (right)
He was supported at the game by his wife Victoria – who turned 47 on Sunday, and daughter Harper, nine.
Victoria looked chic in a black outfit and shades while Harper wore a pink team t-shirt as she sat on her lap.
Eldest son Brooklyn, 22, was also seen at the game with his fiancé Nicola Peltz, 26, showing her support for the team by putting on their strip.
Good family friend Beckham and NFL legend Tom Brady was also at the game
Pre-match prep: The football star, 45, seemed to sneak in a quick FaceTime while holding up his phone and showing off his personalized Inter Miami case before taking off
There they are: Vb and Harper were seen with older brother Cruz, 15 (back row)
PDA: Brooklyn and Nicola watched the fame as they showed their support
Go for it: The Beckham family watched intently as they took in the game
Nice: Victoria gave Harper a hug while they watched the game
Yay: Brooklyn and Nicola were seen watching
Inter Miami finished 10th of 14 teams in the Eastern Conference in their 2020 debut season. The team lost 3-0 to Nashville in the first round of the playoffs under former head coach Diego Alonso.
Inter Miami are now being coached by David’s former Manchester United teammate Phil Neville as they approach their second season in the MLS.
Former English women’s coach Neville was appointed in January and his squad will start the season against LA Galaxy on Sunday.
The game comes after it was reported that Inter Miami is expected to face sanctions after a Major League Soccer investigation found they were “breaking budget rules” when they signed French midfielder Blaise Matuidi last year.
Getting Ready: David was also seen chatting with others at his team’s home, the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, and appeared to be cheerful before the game
For the fans: The star waved to fans as he sauntered through the sun
Fit and Booted: The star looked cheerful as he walked on
Delight: David smiled as he enjoyed the day with his beloved team
Focus: David couldn’t take his eyes off the prize as the match got underway
Celebrity: Tom Brady was one of the celebrities in the game
Chat: Brooklyn and Nicola were seen near Tom watching
Good mood: The couple joked with friends
MLS has determined that when 34-year-old French World Cup winner Matuidi came over from Juventus in August 2020, he should have been a designated player due to the amount of his salary.
Instead, as reported by the BBCInter Miami listed him as a Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) player and saved their three designated player slots for Gonzalo Higuain, Rodolfo Pizarro and Matias Pellegrini.
This effectively gave the team four “designated players” instead of the three allowed last season; MLS has said the final results of the investigation, including sanctions, will be released in due course.
Nominated players’ wages do not count towards the MLS salary cap and each team may have two highly prized designated players whose wages exceed the league salary cap.
American move: David signed a five-year deal with LA Galaxy in 2007 (pictured at the time)
Oh dear: Inter Miami is under investigation for signing Blaise Matuidi (pictured) who has reportedly been paid more than allowed by MLS budget rules
They also get a third if the club makes a payment of $ 150,000 (£ 108,000) to the league split between the other parties.
An investigation by the MLS would have found that Matuidi was paid above the limit for a TAM player and should have been classified as a designated player, meaning Inter Miami broke the rules when they registered him.
Known as the ‘Beckham Rule’, designated player laws were introduced when the former England captain joined Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007.
At the time, Beckham was given an option to purchase an expansion franchise and later became part-owner of Inter Miami, which played their first game in March 2020.
It’s been a busy week for David, with the father of four also celebrating his wife Victoria’s 47th birthday this weekend.
Transferring the talent: The MLS squad is currently managed by Beckham’s ex-United teammate Phil Neville
Busy Week: David’s first game of the season comes after his wife Victoria celebrated her 47th birthday in style while enjoying an intimate evening with their family on the beach
Victoria marked the occasion in style as she enjoyed an intimate evening with David and their family on the beach on Saturday.
The fashion designer shared a heartwarming photo of herself posing next to David on the evening, who said his wife deserved the ‘best day ever’.
In addition to sharing a look at her luscious looking cake, Victoria also posted several of her birthday stories from famous friends, including Elton John, Kim Kardashian, Emma Bunton, and Eva Longoria.
She was also treated to a chocolate cake covered in hundreds and thousands, shared a selfie of herself with a slice as she wrote: ‘I love you all so much’
The beauty tagged David and their kids Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 18, Cruz, 16, Harper, nine, and Brooklyn’s fiancé Nicola Peltz, 26, in an instant.
Birthday Girl: Victoria was treated to a chocolate cake covered in sprinkles and shared a selfie of herself with a slice writing, ‘I love you all so much’ while tagging her relatives