Retired footballer David Beckham has described Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt as “the obvious choice” to play him in a film based on his life.

The 38-year-old was asked by UK radio station talkSPORT presenter Colin Murray which actor he would like to portray him, Beckham quipped that "Brad Pitt would be the obvious choice".

Hopefully tongue-in-cheek, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid winger added: "Him or Leonardo DiCaprio, or maybe Bradley Cooper. They're not bad-looking guys!"

Beckham also spoke about his recent retirement from professional football after a remarkable 20-year career.

"I'm coping pretty well. I had lots of things set up for when I called it a day," he said. "I was very lucky I finished my career on such a high.

"My career was pretty successful over the last 20 years and to be able to finish my career at PSG with a trophy, and then walk away from football, was very special.

"It's never easy retiring and it's not easy to walk away from something that you love but there were a lot of things I had ready to go the minute I stopped playing, that was important.

"I've got a big family, four kids to chase around, that keeps you busy enough. I've not really had the chance to sit down and miss the playing side."