Romeo Beckham: David’s son makes professional football debut for Fort Lauderdale alongside Harvey Neville

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David Beckham’s son Romeo has begun the journey to attempt to follow in his famous father’s footsteps after making his professional football debut.

The 19-year-old - the second son of former England captain David and wife Victoria Beckham - made his first appearance for Fort Lauderdale CF on Sunday night, the third-tier American outfit that act as the reserve team for the Beckham-owned Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise Inter Miami.

Romeo, who differs from his dad by playing as a versatile forward instead of on the right wing, started and featured for 79 minutes at DRV PNK Stadium as Darren Powell’s side drew 2-2 with Tormenta FC in USL League One.

But he was not the only son of a former Manchester United stalwart and Three Lions international involved in the fixture, with Harvey Neville also in action for Fort Lauderdale.

Right-back Neville, also 19, is the son of Beckham’s fellow ‘Class of 92’ alumni Phil Neville, who left his role as manager of England’s women’s national team to take up the coaching reins at Inter Miami at the beginning of the year.

Romeo Beckham is hoping to emulate famous father David on the football pitch  (The FA via Getty Images)
Romeo Beckham is hoping to emulate famous father David on the football pitch (The FA via Getty Images)

Harvey Neville left Manchester United’s youth ranks to join Fort Lauderdale in May, while Romeo Beckham signed his first professional football contract in the USA earlier this month after previously spending time with the Arsenal academy.

David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son Brooklyn, 22, is a model and photographer who also trained with Arsenal’s academy in 2015 but did not receive a scholarship from the club.

16-year-old Cruz Beckham also previously spent time training in Arsenal’s youth setup, while 10-year-old Harper Beckham is also a keen footballer, with David having shared footage of his daughter practising her football skills, while the pair have also attended England Women matches together.

Fort Lauderdale drew 2-2 with Tormenta, with Marco Micaletto netting a late equaliser for the visitors after George Acosta’s effort had earlier seen Powell’s side retake the lead after early goals from Mitchell Curry and Azaad Liadi.

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