David Beckham named People magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:31am EST
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Retired English soccer star David Beckham, an international celebrity both on and off the field, was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive," on Tuesday.

"It's a huge honor," Beckham, 40, told People of being handed the title on its 30th anniversary. "I'm very pleased to accept."

The soccer legend and husband of pop star and fashion designer Victoria Beckham has long been known for his chiseled good looks.

He has been featured in advertisements for Pepsi, Adidas, and modeled underwear for Giorgio Armani, but the sportsman and father of four told People he has never thought of himself as "an attractive, sexy person."

"I mean I like to wear nice clothes and nice suits and look and feel good, but I don't ever think of myself that way," he said.

Beckham's wife, Victoria, 41, was supportive of his new title, he said.

"I would hope that she feels this way about me all the time anyway," he told People.

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Toby Chopra)

 
David Beckham poses for photographers at Old Trafford, ahead of his upcoming charity soccer match against a Rest of the World team led by Zinedine Zidane at Old Trafford to raise awareness and funds for UNICEF, in Manchester, Britain, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/ Andrew Yates