David Beckham's one regret when he met Nelson Mandela

No, the Manchester United and Real Madrid legend doesn't regret suffering a broken bone from a Thabang Molefe challenge.

Instead he wishes he had a different hairstyle when he met the late, former South African president Nelson Mandela.

"I've got pictures of myself and Nelson Mandela in my home and he looks great‚" said Beckham to the media at the Discovery Leadership Summit in Sandton on Monday.

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"But unfortunately I've got cornrows"

Beckham picked up the injury in May 2003 when England beat Bafana Bafana 2-1 at Kings Park Rugby Stadium. The popular midfielder was the captain of England at the time, a year after they had lost 2-1 to Brazil in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Bafana Bafana were also on top of their game at the time, participating in the same World Cup in Japan and South Korea 2002.