David Beckham surprises, practices with Inter Miami Academy players | Photos

Khobi Price, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Who better for Inter Miami CF Academy players to practice with than a global soccer icon who also happens to own the club?

David Beckham, an Inter Miami co-owner, laced up his cleats once again while wearing the team’s official training gear and surprised a group of the club’s Academy players with a training session Thursday afternoon.

While Beckham, 45, retired as a professional soccer player in 2013, he looked just as sharp practicing with the Inter Miami Academy products as he did during a playing career that witnessed him suit up for Manchester United, Real Madrid and the LA Galaxy.

He even knocked in a goal during one of the training session’s competitions.

The training session marked the first time Beckham’s been at Inter Miami’s facilities in Fort Lauderdale since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He returned to South Florida last week ahead of Inter Miami’s expected coaching and front office moves.