The breakout stars of Netflix's Beckham were, without a doubt, David Beckham's parents.
Ted Beckham and Sandra West are featured throughout the four-part docuseries, which chronicles the life of the football legend, including the highs and lows of his professional sporting career, his wider cultural impact, and marriage to Victoria Beckham.
Before David became the most famous football player in the world, his father was Ted was a heating engineer and repairman while Sandra worked as a hairstylist in nursing homes. But soon enough, the Beckhams' lives would turn upside down.
The Beckham family's early years.
In an interview with The Father Hood, David spoke about growing up with two working parents living in Leytonstone. "When we were kids, he used to go out to work at six o’clock in the morning and often come home at nine o’clock at night," David said.
"My mum was the same – she used to work during the day and then in the evenings, once my sisters and I were in bed, she’d do hairdressing until 12 o’clock at night."
Growing up, Ted was a die-hard Manchester United supporter. Despite the family struggling with money, every Christmas, David was gifted the team's kit.
"That was his dream. His dream was to have a son that played for Manchester United," Beckham said in the Netflix documentary. David was actually named after a former Manchester player, as his full name is David Robert Joseph Beckham.
"The Robert is after Sir Bobby Charlton," Ted said. "He’s my hero."