(showbizspy.com) - Soccer star David Beckham has attended a private meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Beckham, 32, chatted for almost an hour with Mr Brown at the Prime Minister's residence at Number 10 Downing Street.
The LA Galaxy midfielder reportedly arrived at Downing Street in his trademark shiny black Bentley.
The influential pair are said to have enjoyed informal discussions before he left just after 6pm on Tuesday.
A Downing Street spokesman said the meeting was a "genuinely private matter" and that Beckham had been invited at the behest of Mr Brown.
Beckham told the BBC: "He's (Gordon Brown) interested in sports and his football, you know he is very interested in doing a lot for my academy and also getting involved in schools around the country as well."
He added: "He's a very good man, you know he's a man that's looking after our country and he is doing a very good job. I'm very proud to be here tonight."