Soccer star David Beckham is a bigger popular culture icon than ELVIS
PRESLEY and Martin Luther King, according to a new poll.
The Real Madrid player has come out top of a viewers vote conducted by the
VH1 TV channel to find the greatest pop icon of all time - beating off
competition from rock'n'roll king Elvis, who was third, legendary group THE
Beatles, who came
fourth, and American superstar Madonna, who was runner-up to Beckham.
Beckham says of the award, "I am really honoured that I have been voted
number 1 in VH1's 100 Greatest Pop Culture Icons, especially when you look at
the incredible list of people in this poll - many of whom I really admire."
Civil rights icon King came twelfth in the poll, one behind movie legend
Marilyn Monroe, with late British royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales completing the
Beckham's wife VICTORIA only managed number 32 for her part in all-girl
group Spice Girls.