David Beckham's 38th Birthday: 13 Reasons We Still Love Golden Balls

After all these years, Becks still has a very special place in our hearts, and here's why...

David Beckham
David Beckham
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After all these years, Becks still has a very special place in our hearts, and here's why...

1) Becoming a father to little Harper has made Becks even hotter. He's always been a complete DILF, but there's something about the way his manicured face lights up around his daughter that stops us in our tracks.

2) Not that he gives Harper any special treatment, you understand. Beckham is a doting dad and continuously melts our hearts with his PDAs for each member of his brood. What's even better is that Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz all seem like well-behaved, polite, chips off the old block.

David Beckham
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3) What can we say? The man knows how to work a pair of tighty whiteys. We praise the fashion angels above everyday for bringing us this shot from Beckham's H&M underwear campaign.

David Beckham

David Beckham
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4) Did we mention he looks good in a pair of briefs?

David Beckham

David Beckham
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5) Ever the supportive husband, Becks is willing to endure fashion show after fashion show for Victoria. God, he looks good.

David Beckham

David Beckham
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6) He shows affection in the most pleasing of ways.

David Beckham

David Beckham
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7) As he makes the transition elder statesman, Becks has been embracing grown-up fashion flawlessly. Nothing screams sophisticated like a pair of thick-rimmed specs, in Beckham's world.

David Beckham

David Beckham
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8) The man is patriotic to a fault and has never forgotten his East End roots. Even when he was fannying about with the likes of Tom Cruise and Jennifer Lopez over in La-La Land.

David Beckham

David Beckham
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9) We challenge you to show us another human male who looks this good lunging.

David Beckham

David Beckham
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10) Even the First Lady, Michelle Obama, isn't immune to his charms. Oh, Becks, stop it. *Michelle's thoughts, as imagined by us.

David Beckham

David Beckham
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11) Beckham made the coolest of entrances at the 2012 London Games (second only to the Queen's sky dive into the Olympic Stadium), and played an enormous part in the success of the whole event. Cheers, Dave.

David Beckham

David Beckham
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12) Just ask nicely, and Becks will show you any of his many tattoos. And an appropriate amount of toned flesh.

David Beckham

David Beckham
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13) Just look at that juicy double. Need we say more?

David Beckham

David Beckham
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Happy birthday, Becks!