'Je Suis Paris': David Beckham Pays Tribute to the City of Light and His Former Team After Horrifying Attacks

The retired soccer star appeared in a special video on Saturday


David Beckham may not play for a Paris team anymore, but he’s still showing his support for the City of Light.

The retired soccer star and PEOPLE’s reigning Sexiest Man Alive appeared in a special video that played ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s home game at the Parc de Princes stadium on Saturday.

In the clip, Beckham, 40, was joined by an international cast of star athletes as they repeated messages of support for Paris in the wake of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks. The video featured appearances by basketball player Tony Parker, tennis players Maria Sharapova and Andre Agassi and soccer star Wayne Rooney, among others.

This isn’t the first time Beckham has paid tribute to the City of Light following the attacks. On Nov. 14, he shared a message on Instagram, showing a photo of a Parisian sunrise.

“As the sun rises in this beautiful city we remember the people that have died and the families that have lost loved ones… Our thoughts are with you all… PrayForParis,” he wrote.


Paris Saint-Germain was the last soccer team that Beckham played with before he officially retired from the sport in May 2013. During that time, Beckham divided his time between the French capital and London, where his wife Victoria Beckham stayed with the couple’s four children – Brooklyn, 16; Romeo, 12; Cruz, 10, and Harper, 4.

The Nov. 13 attacks in Paris left 130 people dead and over 300 people injured. It included several terrorists detonating suicide bombs outside the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, the home stadium of the French national soccer team. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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