David Beckham is easily one of the most stylish men in the world, so it doesn’t come as a great surprise to find him on the cover of Esquire magazine’s September style special. However the 37-year-old dad of four has said that he wants to be remembered primarily for his footballing career and everything else is secondary to that.
Having played for some of the biggest clubs in the world, as well as modelling for major fashion houses such as Armani, the LA Galaxy midfielder has merged the worlds of fashion and football together.
However, for Beckham, being remembered as a gifted sportsman is more important than any modelling achievements. He said, ‘I want to be remembered firstly as a good and successful footballer because that’s what I’ve done for many years. And then who knows after that?’
As one half of Brand Beckham, David has had plenty of exposure to the limelight which has afforded him to mingle with some of the biggest stars in the world; and he now lists Prince William as a personal friend. He told Esquire, ‘It’s a very normal relationship. With Harry as well. They’re very easy to get along with. They love their sport. William loves Aston Villa, unfortunately, which obviously I give him a bit of stick about.’
Beckham also revealed that his major success as a sportsman has put a lot of pressure on his children to follow in his famous footsteps. He said that people expect them to be champions just like him, saying, ‘There’s a lot of pressure on them. They go for try-outs and people automatically think David Beckham’s son is going to bend the ball in the top corner at the age of six.’
In the September issue of the magazine, David also reveals the secrets of his 13-year-long marriage to media powerhouse and fashion designer wife, Victoria, saying that while their kids are paramount, they always have dinner together at least once a week.
The full interview appears in the September issue of Esquire, which is on sale from tomorrow (August 2). For the exclusive video from the David Beckham Esquire shoot go to http://www.esquire.co.uk/2012/08/david-beckham/