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Beckham considering return from retirement

ESPN staff
June 3, 2014
David Beckham admitted he endured a tough spell after retiring in 2013 © Getty Images

Former England captain David Beckham has hinted that he may come out of retirement and return to playing football.

Beckham retired in 2013 after winning Ligue 1 during a short spell with Paris Saint-Germain, calling time on a career that had seen him play for Manchester United, Real Madrid, La Galaxy and AC Milan.

The 39-year-old admitted he had endured "a tough time" shortly after ending his football career but had gone through "a stage of enjoying the rest", but was now tempted to go back.

Appearing on the new BBC documentary David Beckham: Into The Unknown, he said: "Now I go to watch a basketball game and, when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, for me it gives me that itch again and I want to be back in the game then.

"I start thinking to myself 'Could I play again? Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again?'"

Beckham is currently trying to launch his own Major League Soccer team in Miami and hinted he could be a member of the board and the locker room.

"There's never been a player-owner, but maybe?" he suggested.

Beckham travelled 800 miles into the Amazon rainforest for 12 days to make the BBC documentary, travelling by motorbike, canoe and plane to meet the remote Yanomami tribe and spend the night in their isolated village.

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