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David Beckham Admits He 'Could Come Out Of Retirement'

03/06/2014 13:44 BST | Updated 03/06/2014 13:59 BST

David Beckham has admitted he is tempted to come out of retirement and resume his football career.

The former England captain, 39, retired last year after a short stint playing for Paris Saint Germain and admitted he had "a tough time" after ending his 21-year professional career.

Appearing on the new BBC documentary David Beckham: Into The Unknown, he said he had gone through "a stage of enjoying the rest" but was now tempted to go back.

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Beckham won Ligue 1 with PSG last year

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 and 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 might turn out for them.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder said: "There's never been a player-owner but maybe?"

Beckham travelled 800 miles (1,287km) into the Amazon rainforest for 12 days to make the documentary which goes out at 8.30pm on BBC One next Monday.