IT was a dream come true for amateur footballer Alex Kibble when he met football legend David Beckham in Stroud on Saturday.
Alex and his friends Matt Spring and Ben Carman were on their way to play for Taverners Football Club when they spotted Becks driving through Dudbridge.
The worldwide superstar stopped to talk to the boys and wished them good luck.
“It was just unbelievable and I can’t believe our luck,” said Alex, 20, from Ebley.
“He is the most famous footballer of all time and he was in our small town.”
The former England captain and Manchester United star was seen driving his blacked out Range Rover on Saturday afternoon.
Fans posted on Twitter and Facebook saying he was at Dudbridge petrol station around 12.30pm but disappointed staff said Becks didn’t enter their shop.
Alex and his friends were waiting at Dudbridge roundabout when Becks drove past them.
“He had his window down and at first I saw his tattoo sleeve and then saw that it was him,” said Alex, a qualified electrician.
“My mates didn’t believe me but we spun the car around and followed him.”
The boys followed Becks towards Stroud town centre and jumped out of their car when they stopped in traffic on Cainscross Road.
“He was a few cars in front of us and we ran up to the passenger side,” said Alex.
“His friend wound down the window and we saw that it was David Beckham.
“We had a little chat with him and he let us take some photographs. I was so starstruck.
“He said he was passing through Stroud to visit a friend.
“I told him we were off to play football and he wished us good luck but unfortunately we lost 1-0.
“Everybody knows who David Beckham is whether you are a football fan or not.
“But for me as someone who has always been interested in football, it was just amazing.
“It was only a short encounter but two minutes with David Beckham is enough for me.”