David Beckham had big dreams as a young man, but those dreams were centered on soccer, not fame. The soccer hunk is easily one of the best looking male athletes in the world. He insists his only goals in life were those that involved a soccer net. His charmed life was a complete accident.
In the March 2012 edition of Men’s Health, David dishes on the fame monster and how his life changed after he married former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham. The couple’s combined beauty launched them into a whole new level of fame. Victoria was famous in her own right, but when these two got together, it was cataclysmic. The couple’s fame rivals that of Kate Middleton and Prince William.
David reflects on that time and says, “I was never interested in anything else apart from becoming a footballer.” Of course, he cannot really complain about the perks his fame has brought him. He has several lucrative advertising contracts, which keep his family coffers extremely full. His various contracts ensure his family will have a nice nest egg built up to sustain them after David retires from the sport.
That is one of the problems with professional sports. There is a rather short shelf-life. David is only 36, but he is pushing the limits of retirement. He knows he is one of the oldest guys on the field, but he has learned a few tricks to keep him at the top of his game. He says, “I have adapted to my age, different situations and the position that I’m playing in.”
He is also hoping his advanced years do not keep him from landing him a spot on Great Britain’s Olympic soccer team. In fact, he is hoping he could score the role as captain. He knows how fragile an athlete’s body can be and adds, “Hopefully I’ll be fit, hopefully I’ll be in form, and hopefully I’ll be playing.” David Beckham looks like a warrior despite being close to the middle-age mark.