Romeo Beckham makes his Brentford B debut as his father David looks on

Romeo Beckham makes his Brentford B debut as his father David looks on

Romeo Beckham makes his Brentford B debut as his father David looks on

Romeo Beckham
Romeo Beckham (left) played 20 times for Inter Miami II in the Eastern Conference last season, contributing two goals and 10 assists

Old Trafford. Saint Syro. Bernabéu. Princes Park. The name Beckham has graced some of the most famous stadiums in world football.

There is now a new land to add to the list – Park View Road, Welling.

It was at the home of ninth-tier side Erith & Belvedere that Romeo Beckham, son of former England captain David, made his Brentford B debut in a London Senior Cup match on Tuesday.

The 20 year old who was loaned by Inter Miami II until the end of the seasoncame on as a second-half substitute with the Bees trailing 2-1, before a late comeback brought a 3-2 victory.

The Beckham effect also had an impact off the pitch, with a club record 554 fans making an appearance on a cold, soggy evening in south-east London.

In the midst of this crowd, hidden under the hood of a black raincoat, was father David, who saw his son carry on the Beckham tradition by placing a dangerous cross from the right wing – a moment the administrator of the Twitter account Erith & Belvedere FC was not going to be missed.

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Romeo also showed he could bend it like Beckham with a few late corners as well as hit the bar with a header – despite being flagged offside.

By this stage the presence of Beckham senior had been spotted, with growing crowds of fans heading towards the 47-year-old to try and get a selfie.

Welling United, who share the ground with Erith & Belvedere, were also delighted to have such a famous star and tweeted an image of a smiling Beckham.

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But with the crowds building up, Beckham opted to take an unconventional outing by jumping over a fence and weaving through bushes, before showing a change of pace not seen since his playing days with a dash on rain-soaked terrain.

Speaking on Romeo Beckham’s impact, Brentford B boss Neil MacFarlane said: “Romeo really took us forward into the wing-back position. He created some really great moments for us with some terrific deliveries.

“He also had the opportunity to score and I was delighted with him and the group in general for keeping the front foot. We never gave up and we succeeded.”

David Beckham watching the game
David Beckham braved the wet conditions to watch his son Romeo in action
David Beckham surrounded by fans
Despite the hat and hood, it didn’t take long for fans to notice his presence
David Beckham climbing a fencg
This prompted the former Manchester United midfielder to take a hard exit over a fence…
David Beckham running through a field
…before ending his jaunt through a muddy field.

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