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David Beckham turns 40, we ask #HowOldRobot how old he looks

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Golden Balls is turning 40 on Saturday.

David Beckham is one of the world's most photographed men and it's fair to say he's aged pretty well over the years.

But we thought we'd get a second opinion from How Old Do I Look?, which has been developed by engineers at Microsoft.

The online tool uses face detection technology on uploaded photos to make a guess at a person's age and gender.

We've put it to the test with pics of Becks through the years.

Here he is in 1993 as a fresh-faced 18-year-old playing for Manchester United Youth, although not so youthful according to #HowOldRobot...

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Four years later, he's playing for England - and looking two years younger, apparently...

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In 1998, David announces his engagement to Victoria - aged just 22 at the time (Victoria was 23)...

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This blonde look in 1999, at the age of 23, doesn't seem to help him look any younger...

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Here's the couple in 2000, a year after tying the knot. Victoria's still faring better than David (he's 25 and she's 26 here)...

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We're not sure about this Mohican look in 2001. He was 26 at the time...

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That famous Golden Balls interview with Michael Parkinson in 2001, when Becks - still aged 26 - had his shaved head look...

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Oh dear. He was 27 in this pic...

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But then this cornrow look from 2003 shaves five years off his actual age at the time...

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But the scraped back look, also in 2003, adds 15 years...

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So Becks finally comes out better than his wife. He's actually 31 here and she's 32.

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More hair in 2010, and still looking 41 apparently (he's 35 in the pic)...

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Maybe it was the stress of the 2012 Olympics...

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This recent beardy look from March 2015 seems to be doing well for him...

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Happy birthday, Becks!

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