In a new interview, David Beckham has teased that he might be coming out of retirement after announcing it just one year ago.
David Beckham, 39, announced his retirement from soccer (or “football,” as he’d call it) in the spring of 2013, and played his last game on May 18, 2013, after a 20-year-long career. However, in a new BBC documentary set to release June 9, David hints that a return to soccer may be in the works. Read on to find out what he had to say, and tell us if you’d be thrilled by his return to the field!
David Beckham’s Retirement Coming To A Close?
“Now I go to watch a basketball game and, when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, for me it gives me that itch again and I want to be back in the game,” David told BBC cameras, according to NBC Sports.
“Then and I start thinking to myself ‘Could I play again? Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again? There’s never been a player-owner, but maybe?”
It’s definitely coy, and it’s definitely vague, but as David said — maybe!
David Beckham To Feature In BBC Documentary ‘David Beckham: Into The Unknown’
It might seem crazy for a 40-year-old to hit the field once again as a pro player, but he only retired one year ago, after all. We’re sure that he hasn’t let himself go too much — he’s still posing in his undies for H&M, like in his sexy Super Bowl commercial.
David’s documentary with the BBC will air June 9. Called David Beckham: Into The Unknown, viewers will see the ex-soccer player journeying into the Amazon rainforest.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Would you welcome David’s return to the field, or is that part of his career over with?
— Amanda Michelle Steiner