David Beckham and his wife Victoria have been welcomed to France by none other than former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Nicolas and his glamorous wife Carla Bruni bumped into the English couple before David's debut for Paris Saint-Germain against Marseille.
The former leader and first lady were in the country's capital for David's highly anticipated match and were delighted to meet the man himself.
"You know, I'm 58 years old and I never dreamed I would see Beckham playing alongside Ibrahimovic in the French league." Nicolas excitedly told David, 37, in relation to Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimović who signed for the Parisian club in July 2012.
And the Nicolas was not disappointed as the former England captain came off the bench to help set up Ibrahimovic's goal.
The leader of the Union for a Popular Movement was not the only enthusiastic onlooker, An eager and larger crowd than usual had gathered to catch a glimpse of their newest recruit in action and chanted "David, David" as he came on to the pitch for the final 15 minutes of the game.
David's wife Victoria loyally supported her husband's first game, watching from the sidelines as he and the rest of the Paris Saint-Germain team stormed to a 2 - 0 victory over the southern French city.
Joining the Sarkozys and Victoria was David's proud mum, Sandra, who braved the bitterly cold and snowy conditions to cheer on her son on at the Parc des Princes stadium.
The Beckhams stayed at five-star Le Bristol hotel during their visit, which is rumoured to be David's home-from-home while he completes his five-month stint with the Parisian side.
David is said to be staying in the hotel's £15,000 per night Imperial Suite. Located on the fashionable Faubourg Saint-Honore, just a stone's throw from the Elysee Palace, the suite is complete with numerous bedrooms, a dining area and sitting room, along with the master bedroom which contains its own living room, a large dressing room and panoramic views of the city.