The David Beckham Elle UK July 2012 Cover stars the iconic hunk sans shirt and soaked in skin-tight denim. The studly soccer star is making history not only for his washboard abs, but for being the first-ever solo male cover model for the British magazine.

Beckham is the ideal feature celebrity with the anticipation of Olympics just around the corner. The hunky heartthrob is loved by women and men of all ages, particularly in the British realm. The editorial features Beckham emerging effortlessly from the watery depths. His piercing gaze and rockstar body are captured exquisitely in this steamy shoot. It is no wonder why hundreds envy Posh Spice for scooping up her handsome hubbie.

The man is already a world-renowned soccer player and the father of four budding children. The David Beckham Elle UK July 2012 cover will have ladies and gents alike racing to pick up the sizzling issue.