David Beckham celebrates Brooklyn's 17th birthday: 'He makes us proud every time he walks through the door'

Gemma Strong

Proud dad David Beckham has shared the sweetest message for Brooklyn Beckham in celebration of his eldest son's 17th birthday. David, 40, uploaded a throwback photo on Friday showing father and son together, and wrote a heartfelt caption alongside.

"17 years ago on this day this little man came into the world and changed our lives in so many ways…" the star said of his firstborn.

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David Beckham shared a touching message for his eldest son

"We were given the most precious gift that makes us smile and proud every time he walks through the door… not so little anymore but look at the smile ❤️ HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUST ❤️ @brooklynbeckham @victoriabeckham."

Mum Victoria Beckham also shared a public message for her son. Alongside a close-up throwback photo of Brooklyn, she wrote: "Happy birthday beautiful boy. We are so proud and love you so much. Can't believe baby Brooklyn is 17 today! X."

Victoria also shared a birthday post for Brooklyn

The couple's birthday messages for Brooklyn come just one day after David wrote an equally touching post about their youngest child, Harper Beckham.

The devoted dad took a photo of the four-year-old on her tiptoes brushing her teeth before bedtime while dressed in a full Manchester United football kit with 'Beckham' written on the back.

Birthday kisses X @brooklynbeckham @davidbeckham X VB X ♥️🙏🏼✨💫🎂

A photo posted by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) on

"Teeth time a few hours ago and I walked in to the tippy toes and the United strip plus a perfect platt ♥ does that get any cuter ♥," he wrote.

It's been a busy few weeks of celebrations for the Beckham family; just last month, the couple's youngest son Cruz turned 11, and David again shared a heartfelt message with his 20.3million followers.

Alongside a photo of Cruz in a swimming pool, David wrote: "Happy 11th birthday to our little man... 11 years of seeing him grow from a cheeky baby to a cheeky 11 year old... He makes us laugh every single day and has the most amazing character plus the biggest heart... Love you big boy ❤️@victoriabeckham @brooklynbeckham."

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