David Beckham says he would be honoured to play for the British football team at the London Olympics in 2012.
The LA Galaxy midfielder, who last played for England in October 2009, told the BBC: "Decisions are still to be made but I'd love to be part of it.
"I'm an East End lad and being English born and bred, it would be something I'd be very honoured to be part of."
Olympic teams are made up of players aged under 23 but can include three over-aged stars and Beckham is 36.
The former Manchester United winger has won 115 caps for England, more than any other outfield player, since making his debut in 1996 and played in three World Cups.
“Football has been a part of my life for many years and to be a part of that would be incredible”
He made his last international appearance as a substitute in the
3-0 win over Belarus
less than two years ago, with injury preventing him from being available to play in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The British Olympic Association, which has entrusted the English FA with the task of managing the GB team, is keen for any side to be representative of the United Kingdom, but the England U21s are likely to form the basis of any GB Olympic side in the run-up to the London Games.
"Football will be a massive part of the Olympics and it will be really exciting to see that," former Real Madrid and AC Milan superstar Beckham added.
"This is the first time I will have been to an Olympics and I'll probably be there with my children.
"Football has been a part of my life for many years and to be a part of that would be incredible. We'll see what role I'll play in the build-up or at the Olympics, but I'll be there as a fan.
"I want to watch athletes like Jessica Ennis and Tom Daley, young athletes who are going to inspire so many young children around the world. For myself to be able to take my sons to an Olympics in our country makes me proud. Hopefully my daughter will be there as well."
Beckham, whose daughter by wife Victoria is due to be born in July, once again underlined his excitement at having helped his
home country win the right to become hosts.
"When I was asked to be part of the Olympic bid I was very sceptical at first because I'd never competed in the Olympics, I'm a football player," he said.
"The moment when we got the Olympics was one of the most rewarding things of my career. The Olympics means the world to everyone. It's such a great event to be part of.
"There will be some exciting athletes coming to our country, coming to London which is where I grew up. It's a very exciting prospect."