When we think of David Beckham, we picture his sexy abs, his many underwear ads and of course, his wife Victoria Beckham. (Posh and Becks forever!)

But the babe-a-licious star, who is retiring from soccer (or football, as they say across the pond) at the end of this season, wasn't always this hot.

In fact, back in the '90s and early aughts, the 38-year-old father was barely recognizable with his pale skin, goofy smile and slicked back hair. But none of that compares to his questionable style, which he proudly displayed alongside his then-girlfriend/fiancé, Posh Spice, who had major style mishaps of her own. (How these two made the adorably stylish Harper Seven Beckham, we will never know).

So to celebrate Beckham's career, we decided to show you another side of the H&M posterboy; a side that will not leave you quivering with lust.

Check out pics of David and Victoria Beckham back in the day:

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  • 1997

    Before Becks met Posh, the young Brit still had pale skin, slicked back hair and a goofy grin. Oh, how he would change.

  • 1998

    THIS is what David and Victoria wore after they announced their engagement. A hooded peacoat and a fur leather jacket? Come on guys, we can do better than that!

  • 1998

    At another "engagement shoot" the couple look slightly better; Victoria pulls out her Posh look - a black mini skirt and matching sweater - while Beckham slums it in baggy jeans and a turtleneck.

  • 1998

    Matching gold watchers and rings. Look at how long Victoria's nails are!

  • 1999

    That's a lot better Becks! A three-piece pinstripe suit can look good on almost anyone, but please get rid of that goatee. We miss this hair on Posh.

  • 1999

    The couple who matches together stays together? But who let Becks wear this hideous green jacket?

  • 1999

    The real question is why David is wearing a multi-coloured bandana.

  • 1999

    Posh really enjoyed showing off her boob job in strapless corsets. We're just left feeling a little bit uncomfortable. Way to work that open collared shirt, Becks!

  • 2000

    This disaster is almost as bad as <a href="http://www.ivillage.com/worst-dressed-britney-spears-justin-timberlake-denim-outfits/1-b-73869" target="_blank">Britney Spears' and Justin Timberlake's coordinated denim moment.</a> Who wears a leather trench coat other than Neo and Trinity?

  • 2000

    Beckham is wearing a do-rag, which was the official accessory for '90s rappers.

  • 2000

    Is that a shiny snakeskin motorcycle jacket? Posh should burn it!

  • 2001

    Remember when crucifix bling was in style? We wish we could erase it from our memories.

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