David Beckham joins Instagram to celebrate his 40th birthday

The former England captain has stormed social media with snaps of his birthday bash

Some people treat themselves to a new hairdo or fancy party outfit, but for his 40th birthday David Beckham has joined Instagram.


The former England captain, who hit the birthday milestone yesterday with a lavish party in Marrakech, decided to join fellow Beckhams Victoria and Brooklyn, on the image sharing site yesterday. 

Starting with a selfie in bed, he got into the swing of things pretty quickly.

He’s already posted seven intimate photos of his big day, including images of a large pile of presents, a table laid up for birthday celebrations and a couple of snaps with Brooklyn and Victoria. 

He also posted a fan-made montage of snaps from his football career: 

Love what a fan sent me. Reminds me of special times #DB40

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In 24 short hours, Beckham has already racked up 3.4 million followers. More than his son Brooklyn, who celebrated hitting the 1 million mark on 17th of April with a vlog (which Beckham himself cheekily interrupted)

Reached 1 million followers on my mums birthday. Thank u guys so much #ismydadcoolerthanme

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