By Pete Norman and Peter Mikelbank

March 27, People

Soccer star David Beckham represented the England national soccer team Wednesday night for the 100th time, becoming only the fifth player ever to reach the triple figure.

Beckham, 32, took to the field in Paris at the beginning of the game around 9 p.m. local time, making his 100th appearance for England. Beckham wore golden boots to mark the game, which was againt France.

"David was so excited to play," a close pal tells PEOPLE. "He is still enthusiastic and has a great passion for playing for his country."

Around 38 minutes into the match Beckham received a yellow card warning for an infraction against the French team. At 62 minutes, with France leading 1-0, Beckham and his golden boots were substituted by the team manager.

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