He had a sterling football career. Sterling enough that we can easily call him legend. Or as the BBC just put it: “One of the most iconic stars of his generation”.
[BREAKING: David Beckham is retiring from football]
“His decision comes days after the 38-year-old won his latest title with French club Paris Saint-Germain,” CNN notes. “He won the Champions League with Manchester United in 1999, also won league titles with Real Madrid, AC Milan and Los Angeles Galaxy before arriving in the French capital earlier this year.
“The midfielder won 115 caps for England and is married to former Spice Girl and fashion designer, Victoria. He is estimated to be (Britain’s) wealthiest sportsman.”
Today, the father, footballer and entrepreneur, David Beckham announced his retirement from professional football. But he was just as famous for his skills on the field as for his glamour off it (topped off by his style icon wife, Victoria) – posing for everyone from hair to underwear ads, magazine covers, and even just stepping out of his house!
As we pay tribute to one of the world’s very best, we present 7 of his most striking photos (most of them, naturally, with the torsos blazing!).
Oh Lord, lead us not into temptation.
What’s that thing they say? Bend it like Beckham!
And that gorgeous head of hair.
How can one man be this gorgeous?!
Even fully covered up, we can hardly breathe.
And, of course, there is nothing sexier than a man who just loves his family – and can’t even hide it.
We have an eyes on what you do next, Beckham!