David Seaman

Born Sep 19, 1963
Age 52
Hometown Rotherham
Height 6' 3'' (1.9m)
Other Names Seaman, David Andrew

David Andrew Seaman MBE is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for several clubs, most notably Arsenal. He retired from the game on 13 January 2004, following a recurring shoulder injury. He was appointed an MBE in 1997 for services to the sport.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of David Seaman.


1963 Birth Born on September 19, 1963.


1982 18 Years Old Seaman went to Division 4 club Peterborough United for a £4,000 fee in August 1982, where he began to make a name for himself.


1984 - 1986 2 More Events
1988 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Playing in a higher profile club on a plastic pitch, he earned his first England cap, which came under Bobby Robson in a friendly against Saudi Arabia in November 1988. … Read More
1989 25 Years Old Arsenal, who had won the league in 1989, wanted to sign Seaman, but the deal involved Arsenal's keeper John Lukic heading the opposite way on loan. … Read More
1990 26 Years Old Seaman's time at Arsenal coincided with one of the most successful periods in the club's history. The 1990–91 season saw Seaman concede only 18 goals when playing in every match of the 38-game season as Arsenal regained the league title. … Read More


1995 31 Years Old In 1995, George Graham was sacked, and Arsenal came close to becoming the first club to retain the Cup Winners' Cup, with Seaman earning a reputation as a penalty-saving specialist after saving Attilio Lombardo's shot in Arsenal's semi-final shoot-out against U.C. Sampdoria. … Read More
1998 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Wenger rated Seaman highly and in 1998, Seaman helped the team to the Premier League and FA Cup double.
2000 36 Years Old 1 More Event
The following season Seaman managed to reach the 2000 UEFA Cup Final, which Arsenal drew 0–0 with Galatasaray, but lost on penalties.
2002 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, Seaman won the Premier League and the FA Cup again to complete his second career double, although Arsenal's other goalkeepers Stuart Taylor (10 appearances) and Richard Wright (12 appearances) also won championship medals, due mainly to Seaman's absence through injuries. … Read More
2003 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Seaman went on to captain the team during the 2003 FA Cup Final in the absence of injured Patrick Vieira and keep another clean sheet at the Millennium Stadium as they defeated Southampton 1–0. … Read More


Whilst out of action due to injury, Seaman announced his immediate retirement in January 2004 at the age of 40. … Read More
2005 - 2008 3 More Events
2012 48 Years Old In June 2012, Seaman joined Combined Counties League club Wembley as goalkeeping coach for their 2012–13 FA Cup campaign, as part of a television documentary following the club's attempt to play at Wembley Stadium. … Read More
2013 49 Years Old Seaman announced their engagement in December 2013. … Read More


2015 51 Years Old On 7 February 2015, Seaman married Dancing On Ice's Frankie Poultney whom he paired with during the shows 9th series.
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