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Football Star David Beckham is People Magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

FILE - English former footballer David Beckham poses for photographers.

British soccer star David Beckham has been an international sex symbol for nearly two decades, but he says he's still flattered to be named People magazine's 30th-anniversary Sexiest Man Alive.

"t's a huge honor,'' the 40-year-old Beckham told the magazine, which announced its choice on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live'' on Tuesday night. "I'm very pleased to accept,'' he said.

And his famous fashion designer wife, Victoria Beckham, approves, too, Beckham said.

"I would hope that she feels this way about me all the time anyway!'' he said.

But the father of four insists he doesn't think of himself as being all that hot. " I never feel that I'm an attractive, sexy person,'' Beckham told People - presumably with a straight face.