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Magazine Predicted What David Beckham Would Look Like In 2020

A magazine article from 1998, which predicted what former professional footballer David Beckham would look like in 2020, is now doing the rounds on social media as it couldn't have got it more wrong.

The image in football magazine, FourFourTwo, of the ex-England captain depicts him with a balding head, missing teeth, and an almost monobrow. His famous tattoos are also nowhere in sight.

Side-by-side with a current picture of dad-of-four, the image is a stark contrast to Beckham's looks which saw him being named 'The Sexiest Man Alive' by People Magazine in 2015.

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FourFourTwo also speculated what the future held for the star way back in 1998, and it definitely didn't predict a successful footballing career and net worth of £339million through a number of different business ventures for the Beckham family.

The magazine wrote alongside the image: "Things went distinctly pear-shaped for the Man United starlet after his club missed out on the 1998 championship and he lost his entire personal fortune in the Brylcreem crash of 2005.

"Now well into his forties, he is reduced to appearing for England veterans' teams alongside his fellow Fergie fledgelings and reminiscing wistfully about his glory days."

Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

And the magazine also said things wouldn't be great for his wife, Victoria Beckham, but did correctly predict a career in fashion - although not quite the right one.

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The article read: "Posh Spice, who has ballooned to 20st since her singing career collapsed, now models clothes for 'the larger lady'."

Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

Tickled social media users are sharing their own thoughts on the prediction on Twitter.

One person declared: "2019 is going to be a tough year for him by the looks of it."

"You gotta admit, it's pretty close," joked another Twitter user.

While a third exclaimed: "Photoshop was a tricky piece of software to master in the 90s."

As well as Beckham, FourFourTwo also predicted a future Steve McManaman, although didn't quite get it right again...

Featured Image Credit: FourFourTwo/PA Images

Topics: Entertainment, David Beckham, victoria beckham, Celebrity Entertainment

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

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