David Beckham made his dreams come true on Monday, when he launched his very own Major League Soccer team in Miami after a four-year wait.
And A-listers lined up to congratulate the retired football player in a touching tribute video collated by his wife Victoria and posted to Instagram that evening.
The 43-year-old enlisted the help of everyone from hitmaker Jay-Z to sportsman Neymar Jr to send special messages, yet it was their four children Brooklyn, Cruz, Romeo and Harper who looked most proud of their cool dad.
Welcome to Miami: Jay-Z was just one of the big names to welcome David Beckham’s new Major League Soccer team to Miami on Monday
David launched his long-awaited Major League Soccer franchise after his side was accepted into the league on Monday.
At a packed press conference in the States, the Londoner was named the proud owner of the League’s 25th and newest franchise.
And David’s international fashion designer wife Victoria was the first to reveal that the famous family ‘couldn’t wait’ to spend much more time in Miami developing the team.
On speed dial? Jennifer Lopez was quick to congratulate the hunk in a touching tribute video, made after his victory with the team
His biggest fans: (From left) David and Victoria’s children Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper were clearly his biggest supporters
Go ahead: In front of a packed news conference which included 300 fans, Beckham’s Miami franchise was officially given the green light on Monday
They were warmly welcomed to the neighbourhood by tennis player Serena Williams as well as NFL player Tom Brady, the husband of supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who said that David’s team would be a ‘great addition’ to the MLS.
There was also a humorous offer from actor Will Smith, who is famous for the 1997 homage track entitled Miami, who kindly said: ‘If you need anything, just let me know – it’s kind of my town!’
Athlete Usain Bolt even came forward with an offer to become the team’s first striker, after David said he’d been inundated with names for his new side.
Special message: Victoria shared the supportive video from her Instagram page
Sportsmen: From footballer Neymar Jr (left) to athlete Usain Bolt (right), the couple seemed to have many influential friends
Musician and actress Jennifer Lopez also revealed that she played an instrumental part in the deal, claiming she was the one who introduced David to Marcelo Claure, CEO of Sprint and a driving force in his MLS bid.
‘I had no idea great things would happen,’ she gushed, as she popped up on the screen, just a few frames after her famous ex-husband Marc Anthony, who simply said, ‘Welcome to Miami’.
Musician Jay-Z also sent his well-wishings to David and mutual friend Marcelo from his plush poolside.
Wishing him well: Tennis player Serena Williams also had some kind words for the family
Special man: Music producer DJ Khaled waded in for the special video
Welcome to Miami: Singer Will Smith had a laugh with the home recording
He said: ‘Congratulations to Marcelo [Claure], congratulations to DB on your new football team.’
The team name, badge as well as staff appointments are still under discussion with MLS insisting an announcement will be made at a future date.
It certainly means exciting things for the Beckham family, who currently share their time between London, Los Angeles and the Cotswolds.
Their eldest son Brooklyn, who is currently studying in New York, said his dad’s new deal was ‘so cool’, while Romeo couldn’t wait to find out who he’d pick for the team.
But it was six-year-old Harper who made herself her the star of the video, when she jumped up and told her dad she couldn’t wait to watch the first game.
Fellow sportsman: NFL player Tom Brady had a special message for the family
Some kind words: Marc Athony was also one of the big names showing his gratitude
Miami has long been identified as a potential MLS expansion area but the Beckham-backed venture to take a team there has been beset by years of difficulties over the location of a possible new stadium.
Beckham, who won 115 England caps, had an option to purchase an MLS expansion franchise included in his contract when he joined Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007.
‘I don’t give up,’ David said at the conference. ‘Nothing in my career or life have been easy. I was told I would never play for England because I was too small and too skinny.
‘I ended up having a good career but what I try to teach my children is the things get difficult at times, never give in, never give up.’
Proud daughter: Harper adorably closed the video by standing up and sharing her message
His children: Brooklyn has joined David in Miami for the press conference