WATCH: David Beckham’s son Romeo makes his professional debut in US
19-year-old Romeo Beckham, David Beckham’s second son, just started his professional football career in the US as he made his debut for Fort Lauderdale CF this weekend. Sporting the number 11, the former member of the Arsenal Academy played in his dad’s signature right-wing spot and played 79 total minutes.
Here are some of the highlights from the newest Beckham to enter the football scene (via Sky Sports):
Watch as David and Victoria Beckham's son Romeo made his professional debut for Fort Lauderdale, starting their game against Tormenta in US League One. pic.twitter.com/aUFvjJpX1k
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) September 20, 2021
The match ended at a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes of play. Unfortunately, Romeo did not pull off a Cristiano Ronaldo and make one heck of a debut. Although the winger was limited to just 19 touches, he showed promising talent and energy from the wing before being subbed out.
Beckham also played alongside Harvey Neville, the son of Phil Neville – his dad’s long-time teammate in Manchester United FC as well as the England national squad. Phil is also the current head coach of Inter Milan CF, Fort Lauderdale’s affiliate team which competes in the Italian Serie A.
“Blessed to have made my pro debut tonight for @fortlauderdalecf ❤️ full focus onto the next match 💪🏼” Romeo wrote.
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Romeo’s new club plays in the USL League One, the third-tier of American soccer. The club was established just last year and is the reserve side of MLS club Inter Miami CF which is owned by none other than David Beckham.