David Beckham Named People's Sexiest Man Alive!

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David Beckham scored numerous goals during his storied professional soccer career.

But now the retired athlete has scored the goal most sought after by every warm-blooded male across the globe:

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He has been named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive!

"It's a huge honor," Beckham tells the publication of earning itsĀ 30th anniversary Sexiest Man crown. "And I'm very pleased to accept."

The 40-year old retired from his sport in 2013, but he remains one the best known athletes on the planet.

He has four kids; he has many more tattoos; he's married to another global icon in Victoria Beckham; and, seriously, look at that face!

That body!

Still, despite a seemingly perfect appearance, Beckham also tells People he never feels like an "attractive person," explaining:

"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."

Jimmy Kimmel announced Beckham as this year's selection on his talk show last night, prior to to speaking with the very sexy man himself:

The soccer stud beat out such other contenders for this distinction as Chris Pratt, IdrisĀ Elba and...welll... every other man alive, by definition.

He joins an impressive (read: HAWT!) lists of past winners that includes Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Gosling, Matt Damon, Adam Levine and George Clooney.

Think Beckham is not the Sexiest Man Alive somehow?

Prepare to be proven wrong...

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