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Baby No. 4 for the Beckhams

Team Beckham can soon expect another addition. David Beckham and wife Victoria are expecting their fourth child later this year, the former England captain posted on his Facebook page.

entertainment Updated: Jan 10, 2011 18:19 IST

Team Beckham can soon expect another addition. David Beckham and wife Victoria are expecting their fourth child later this year, the former England captain posted Sunday on his Facebook account.

"I've got some great news to tell you all," Beckham wrote. "Victoria and I are expecting our fourth child this summer. The boys are very excited about the arrival of a new brother or sister."

The pair, who married in 1999 and whose celebrity is entrenched on both sides of the Atlantic, already have three boys: Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 5.

David Beckham has played 115 matches for England _ a national record for an outfield player _ and captained the team from 2000 to 2006. He played for Manchester United and Real Madrid before joining Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007. The 35-year-old Beckham wants to play on loan in Europe in the hope of being recalled to the England team by manager Fabio Capello after having been dropped from the squad in August. Beckham has previously spent two loan spells at AC Milan, the last of which in 2010 resulted in a five-month injury break after tearing his Achilles' tendon, causing him to miss the World Cup and the MLS season.

Victoria Beckham, 36, found fame as a singer (Posh Spice) for 1990s girl band the Spice Girls and has since become a fixture of the fashion circuit.

The couple is believed to be very keen on a girl, especially after three boys, although Victoria said recently that she was open to the idea of another child but resigned to the fact that she may never have a daughter.

"Maybe one day another baby, but at this stage I think the chances of a girl are quite slim," she told the February issue of Vogue magazine.