(AP) — British soccer star David Beckham has been an international sex symbol for nearly two decades, but he says he’s still flattered to be named People magazine’s 30th-anniversary Sexiest Man Alive.

“It’s a huge honor,” the 40-year-old Beckham told the magazine, which announced its choice on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday night. “I’m very pleased to accept,” he said.

READ MORE: Oakland Ties 2020 Homicide Total in First 9 Months of 2021
Jayn's Top 10 Celebrity Couples

David & Victoria Beckham (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

And his famous fashion designer wife, Victoria Beckham, approves, too, Beckham said.

“I would hope that she feels this way about me all the time anyway!” he said.

READ MORE: Advocates for Immigrant Rights March From Santa Rosa to Healdsburg
David Beckham and sons Brooklyn Beckham (L), Cruz Beckham (2nd R) and Romeo Beckham (credit: Michael Steele/Getty Images)

David Beckham and sons Brooklyn Beckham (L), Cruz Beckham (2nd R) and Romeo Beckham (credit: Michael Steele/Getty Images)

But the father of four insists he doesn’t think of himself as being all that hot. “I never feel that I’m an attractive, sexy person,” Beckham told People — presumably with a straight face.

MORE NEWS: Pelosi Expects House to Pass Infrastructure Bill This Week

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.