The former soccer star posted a lengthy statement on Facebook explaining he wants to live "in a vibrant and connected world", and that he will be voting for Remain in the EU Referendum which takes place on 23 June (16).

Beckham joins a legion of celebrities who have pledged to vote to remain in the 28 member political and economic union when Britain holds a referendum on the matter on Thursday.

The doting father-of-four appealed to voters to support staying in the EU "for our children and their children". And the English sporting hero stressed Britain should be facing the challenges of the world together with its allies.

"We live in a vibrant and connected world where together as a people we are strong. For our children and their children we should be facing the problems of the world together and not alone," the former England star writes.

In his post the former Manchester United star paid tribute to his British-born teammates, but added they were a "better and more successful team" because of European stars such as Eric Cantona, Roy Keane and goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel.

"I played my best years at my boyhood club, Manchester United. I grew up with a core group of young British players that included Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville Brothers... Now that team might have gone on to win trophies but we were a better and more successful team because of a Danish goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel, the leadership of an Irishman Roy Keane and the skill of a Frenchman in Eric Cantona," he said.

Beckham also shared that he spent much of his storied career playing and living in the great European cities of Madrid, Milan and Paris, where he was able to "enjoy their unique and inspiring cultures and people".

However, acknowledging that the vote could go either way, the 41-year-old adds the country would remain 'great' whatever the result on Thursday.

The British Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the endorsement today, which could boost his hopes of winning the vote to remain on Thursday.