I never wanted to be famous, says Becks

I never wanted to be famous, I only wanted to play football, says Becks

It’s a long time since David Beckham went from being a regular Premiership footballer to ‘Beckham the brand’.

But despite raking in millions of pounds for lucrative advertising campaigns, David Beckham insists he never set out to be famous.

The father-of-four, 36, says all he ever wanted to was play football and somehow, after getting together with Spice Girl wife Victoria, they became a celebrity super-couple.

As he poses with a quiff for a new black and white photoshoot for the UK edition of Men’s Health magazine, Beckham opens up on his decision to re-sign with Los Angeles Galaxy last week.

Rockin' out: Beckham shows off his quiff in the fun shoot

He tells the magazine: ‘I never wanted to be famous. I was never interested in anything else apart from becoming a footballer.’

And at 36, Beckham knows he doesn’t have long left in the game, but certainly has a lot to do before he retires.

He said: ‘I know what my limits are, what I can achieve and which passes I can play. So that’s been my game over the last few years: I have adapted to my age, different situations and the position that I’m playing in.

I still love playing; I still love being part of a team. Right now I’m not even thinking about retiring.’The full interview with Beckham is in the March issue of Men's Health magazine, on sale Monday 30 January

Although Team GB coach Stuart Pearce is yet to choose which footballers will represent the country at this summer’s Olympics, Beckham is hoping for the captain’s job.

He enthused: ‘I’d like to play for a GB football team because it’s something that hasn’t happened for many, many years. Hopefully I’ll be fit, hopefully I’ll be in form and hopefully I’ll be playing.’



The full interview with Beckham is in the March issue of Men’s Health magazine, on sale Monday 30 January.