05/02/2013 12:55 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

David Beckham's Hair In The '90s Was Actually Kind Of Cute (PHOTOS)

If the women at HuffPost Style can agree on one thing, it's that David Beckham is a certifiable hottie.

Seriously. Whether he's rocking undies for H&M, sporting a jersey during a game or hitting the town with daughter Harper Beckham, we can't really get enough of the British footballer. But was he always this dreamy?

Short answer: yes. But he did have some '90s-tastic hair back in the day. In honor of his 38th birthday today (May 2nd), we decided to dig up an old snap of Becks celebrating his team's win after a match between West Ham United and Manchester United in 1997. Check out that gelled, slicked-back 'do and green pantsuit. Of course, he eventually grew into his style and married Victoria Beckham in 1999, leaving all of us ladies to hopelessly admire him from afar -- hey, the man ages like fine wine.

Happy birthday, David!

See a young, smoldering Becks:

david beckham hair

...before she got her hands on him:

david beckham hair

Check out his current, um, body of work:

David Beckham for H&M

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