David Beckham

David Beckham

British soccer sensation, David Beckham constantly battles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  A true perfectionist on the field and off, his disorder haunts him on a daily basis.  Playing for well-known soccer teams such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, Milan and Los Angeles Galaxy certainly did not stop Beckham in achieving his childhood dream of becoming a professional footballer not to mention winning numerous awards along the way. (3)  Beckham’s disorder is the need for symmetry: to arrange items in a straight-line and to have everything in pairs.  While travelling, before he can relax in a hotel room, he rearranges the leaflets and books.(1)

Married to former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham, together they have four children.  Dubbed the famous power couple “Posh and Becks” they are the faces of media scrutiny and tabloids.  Victoria married her husband knowing full-well of his “weirdo” habits.  From the furniture down to the extremely organized fridge, everything in the Beckham household matches.(2)

David Beckham is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, a spokesman for Malaria No More, as well as an advocate for MLS W.O.R.K.S. (3)

References:

  1. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/beckham-reveals-his-battle-with-obsessive-disorder-472573.html
  2. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-381802/The-obsessive-disorder-haunts-life.html
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Beckham#Personal_life