The Daily Star reported that bookies have slashed the odds on Beckham becoming a ‘Sir’ to 3/1 following his lifetime achievement award at the BBC Sports Personality of the year awards this weekend.
Wills said: “His contribution to football is exceptional. He is an example to young footballers of how to play the game with skill, integrity and determination.”
Music mogul Simon Cowell is also a favourite to be named on the Queen’s honours list, which will be announced on 31 December, with bookies placing his odds at 11/8.
Politicians are reportedly backing him to receive a knighthood for his services to charity and entertainment.
The X Factor judge worked with Prime Minister Gordon Brown on a charity single for victims of the Haiti earthquake earlier this year, which managed to raise over £1 million for the Disasters’ Emergency Committee.