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Butler or action hero? 6 career ideas for retired David Beckham

May 16, 2013 at 3:37 PM ET

Sad news, ladies (and maybe soccer fans): David Beckham’s retiring.

The world’s most recognizable soccer player announced Thursday morning he’s hanging up his cleats, leading us all to wonder: What career comes next for the 38-year-old soccer star? Here are a few helpful suggestions:

Full-time dad: Posh and Becks have done a lovely job raising Brooklyn, Cruz, Romeo and Harper — they seem like kind, photogenic kids. Maybe now David can spend more time with all four (especially the adorably round-faced Harper).

David Beckham looks so sweet with his daughter, Harper, in New York City.
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David Beckham looks so sweet with his daughter, Harper, in New York City.
David has no problem being affectionate with his son, Romeo, at a Lakers game in Los Angeles.
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David has no problem being affectionate with his son, Romeo, at a Lakers game in Los Angeles.

International man of mystery: That confused-yet-all-knowing gaze would look downright silly on anyone else. David, on the other hand, could use it to his advantage, say, in Myanmar during business transactions involving rubies.

Beckham arrives on the red carpet for the FIFA World Cup 2010 draw in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Beckham arrives on the red carpet for the FIFA World Cup 2010 draw in Cape Town, South Africa.

Butler: No one else rocks a livery footman-style ensemble like Becks.

David and Victoria arrive at Westminster Abbey before William and Kate's wedding.
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David and Victoria arrive at Westminster Abbey before William and Kate's wedding.

Underwear model: Well, he’s done it before (or did he?). But who wouldn't want to see Beckham and his abs full time in next to nothing?

David Beckham models for H&M — using his real body.
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David Beckham models for H&M — using his real body.

Victoria’s personal assistant: Someone has to help Victoria maintain her style!

Victoria and David Beckham leaving the Comme des Garcons in Paris, France.
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Victoria and David Beckham leaving the Comme des Garcons in Paris, France.

Action hero: David can strike a pose better than the best of them. X-Men? How about Becks-men.

Beckham poses for a watch ad — and maybe fights crime.
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Beckham poses for a watch ad — and maybe fights crime.

What career do you think David Beckham should pursue next? Tweet your professional advice!

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