People magazine has named former England soccer player David Beckham as its Sexiest Man Alive for 2015. He takes the title from Chris Hemsworth.But how does a 40-year-old, father of four get named as the sexiest man alive?

Do his achievements as a footballer play a part? His endorsements? Or Just his sizzling looks?

Yes, as much as his public life contributes to his charms, his actual appeal lies on his humble down- to-earth self where he plays the part of a devoted husband and inspiring father in the life of Victoria Beckham and his four kids.

Take a look at what he told People Magazine when he came know that they selected him to be the sexiest man alive.

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“I would hope that she feels this way about me all the time anyway!. But she said, ‘Congratulations!,” Beckham shared Victoria’s reaction when she came to know about this news.

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“I never feel that I’m an attractive, sexy person. I mean I like to wear nice clothes and nice suits and look and feel good, but I don’t ever think of myself that way.”

“We kind of laughed about it with the boys and the boys kind of laughed at me and said, ‘Really?! Sexiest man alive? Really?’, Brooklyn was the one who was like, ‘Are you sure it’s not me that’s meant to be there today?,” said Beckham, as he shared his experience when he broke the news to his four kids.

A family man. An athlete. An international celebrity. Yet someone who still cares about his mother’s happiness . Why wouldn’t he be branded as the sexiest man alive? Good pick, People. We would have done exactly the same.