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Happy birthday Beckham!

Photos that sum up our love for the English footballer

Beckham has been known in the fashion circle for his unique sense in clothes and hairstyles

"I always wanted to be a hairdresser."

Beckham loves his bikes

"I am happier now than I have ever been."

The ever so stylish Beckham

"I love a nice tailored suit, but I also like to dress down. It all depends on what mood I'm in."

David on his love for the game

"Soccer is a magical game."

David Beckham for Adidas advertisement

"Whatever I do, I want to be the best."

Beckham on his style

"No one's ever really given me any style advice. I wear what I want, and it doesn't matter what other people think."

David Beckham with family

"I'm a strong person, I'm a strong family man, I'm a strong husband and a strong father."

The family man: David Beckham with his daughter

"In my career, there's many things I've won and many things I've achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It's about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible."

The footballer

"I always say that practice gets you to the top most of the time."

Beckham on his love for tattoos

"People look at my tattoos, and the majority of them are religious images, so people think, 'Oh, he must be very religious'. I respect all religions, but I'm not a deeply religious person. But I try and live life in the right way, respecting other people."

Beckham on his stardom

"The spotlight will always be on me, but it's something I'm learning to live with as the years go by."

David Beckham on what makes him going

"I still look at myself and want to improve."

The doting father

"I always wanted kids I could take to work, and for them to experience the things I experience. So, having three boys as a footballer was a dream."

Beckham and his wife Victoria on Christmas

"We've been asked to do 'Playboy' together, me and Victoria, as a pair. I don't think I'll ever go naked, but I'll never say never."