English soccer ace David Beckham's high security BMW has been stolen in Madrid, Spain.

The Real Madrid player's $180,000 (GBP100,000) armour-plated X5 was stolen from the La Moraleja region of the Spanish capital, while in the care of one of Beckham's employees.

Unfortunately Beckham's assistant had forgotten to switching on the vehicle's tracking system, so police are still looking for the car.

A friend tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "He is gutted. David loves this car."