Beckham meets Beckham

David Beckham gave fans quite the thrill when he recently came face to face with his namesake.

The 39-year-old sporting legend took to his Facebook page on Thursday to share a snap with American football player Odell Beckham Jr.

New York Giants Odell Beckham Jr. believes he could have been a professional soccer player if he hadn't decided to focus on football. The decision was a wise one, as Beckham stormed into the NFL last season and earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors despite playing only 12 games. 

Yet, even with his instant American football stardom, Beckham will probably always wonder whether he could have forged a career on the pitch equal in prestige to the retired soccer superstar he met Thursday.