David Seaman

Date of birth19 September 1963
Place of birthRotherham
NationalityEnglish
Weight93 kg
Height1.93 m
PositionGoalkeeper

The £1.3million spent to bring David from Queens Park Rangers to Arsenal in 1990 raised a few eyebrows but proved to be an extremely wise investment by manager George Graham as his calm authority saw him carry out his goalkeeping duties with the minimum of fuss. A national hero after his exploits for England in Euro 96, David's 565 appearances in 13 years at Highbury is a Gunners club record for a keeper. He also won three championship titles, four FA Cup, a League Cup and a European Cup Winners Cup winners medals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Leeds United 22 Sep 1981 13 Aug 1982
Peterborough United 13 Aug 1982 05 Oct 1984
Birmingham City 05 Oct 1984 07 Aug 1986
Queens Park Rangers 07 Aug 1986 18 May 1990
Arsenal 18 May 1990 04 Jun 2003
Manchester City 04 Jun 2003 13 Jan 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1989-90 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 2 3
1989-90 Queens Park Rangers League Division One 2 4
1990-91 Arsenal FA Cup 8 5 1
1990-91 Arsenal League Division One 38 26 6
1990-91 Arsenal Rumbelows League Cup 4 3 1
1991-92 Arsenal European Cup 4 3
1991-92 Arsenal FA Cup 1 1
1991-92 Arsenal League Cup 3 1 2
1991-92 Arsenal League Division One 42 26 13
1992-93 Arsenal FA Cup 8 6 2
1992-93 Arsenal League Cup 9 5 4
1992-93 Arsenal Premier League 39 10 33
1
1993-94 Arsenal FA Charity Shield 1 1
1993-94 Arsenal FA Cup 3 3
1993-94 Arsenal League Cup 5 3 2
1993-94 Arsenal Premier League 39 14 22
1
1993-94 Arsenal UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 9 8
1994-95 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1994-95 Arsenal League Cup 6 4 1
1994-95 Arsenal Premier League 31 6 31
1994-95 Arsenal UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 9 9
1994-95 Arsenal UEFA Super Cup 2 1
1995-96 Arsenal FA Cup 2 1
1995-96 Arsenal League Cup 7 4 2
1995-96 Arsenal Premier League 38 11 32
1996-97 Arsenal FA Cup 2 1
1996-97 Arsenal League Cup 2 3
1996-97 Arsenal Premier League 22 11 12
1996-97 Arsenal UEFA Cup 2 6
1997-98 Arsenal FA Cup 4 2 1
1997-98 Arsenal League Cup 1 1
1997-98 Arsenal Premier League 31 10 28
1
1997-98 Arsenal UEFA Cup 2 2
1998-99 Arsenal FA Charity Shield 1 1
1998-99 Arsenal FA Cup 4 1 3
1998-99 Arsenal Premier League 32 13 15
1998-99 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 6 8
1999-00 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1999-00 Arsenal League Cup 1 1
1999-00 Arsenal Premier League 24 4 29
1999-00 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 2 5
1999-00 Arsenal UEFA Cup 7 3 4
2000-01 Arsenal FA Cup 5 2 4
2000-01 Arsenal Premier League 24 9 21
2000-01 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 10 4 8
1
2001-02 Arsenal FA Cup 1 1
2001-02 Arsenal Premier League 17 10 8
2001-02 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 7 9
2002-03 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1 1
2002-03 Arsenal FA Cup 5 4 2
2002-03 Arsenal Premier League 28 8 28
2002-03 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 9 3 5
2003-04 Manchester City FA Cup 1 2
2003-04 Manchester City League Cup 1 1
2003-04 Manchester City Premier League 19 2 27
2003-04 Manchester City UEFA Cup 5 2 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Nov 1989 Queens Park Rangers v Liverpool W 3-2 League Division One
11 Mar 1990 Queens Park Rangers v Liverpool D 2-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
14 Mar 1990 Liverpool v Queens Park Rangers L 1-0 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
28 Apr 1990 Liverpool v Queens Park Rangers L 2-1 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1984-85 England UEFA Under-21 4 1 3
1984-85 England Under-21 2 3
1985-86 England UEFA Under-21 4 2 3
1987-88 England A v B 1 1
1988-89 England International Friendly 1
1
1
1989-90 England B International 1
1
1
1989-90 England International Friendly
1
1990-91 England England Challenge Cup 1 2
1990-91 England International Friendly 1 1
1990-91 England Peter Shilton Test
1
1990-91 England UEFA European Championship 2 1 1
1991-92 England B International 2 1 1
1991-92 England International Friendly 1
1
2
1991-92 England OT v B 1 1
1993-94 England FIFA World Cup 3 1 3
1993-94 England International Friendly 2 1
1994-95 England International Friendly 3 1 2
1995-96 England International Friendly 7 2 2
1995-96 England UEFA European Championship 5 1 3
1995-96 England Unofficial 1 1
1996-97 England FIFA World Cup 5 4 1
1996-97 England Tournoi de France 2 1 1
1997-98 England FIFA World Cup 6 3 4
1
1997-98 England International Friendly 2 1
1998-99 England International Friendly 2 3
1998-99 England UEFA European Championship 6 1 4
1999-00 England International Friendly 3 2
1999-00 England UEFA European Championship 4 2 4
2000-01 England FIFA World Cup 5 2 2
2000-01 England International Friendly 1 1
2001-02 England FIFA World Cup 7 3 4
2001-02 England International Friendly 1 1
2002-03 England UEFA European Championship 2 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Oct 1984 England v Finland W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
13 Nov 1984 Turkey v England D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
27 Feb 1985 Israel v England W 1-2 Under-21
25 Mar 1985 England v Republic of Ireland W 3-2 Under-21
30 Apr 1985 Romania v England D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
21 May 1985 Finland v England L 3-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
10 Sep 1985 England v Romania W 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
15 Oct 1985 England v Turkey W 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
26 Mar 1986 England v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
09 Apr 1986 Italy v England L 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
14 Oct 1987 Malta v England W 0-2 A v B
16 Nov 1988 Saudi Arabia v England D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 1989 Denmark v England D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1990 Republic of Ireland v England L 4-1 B INTER
24 Apr 1990 England v Czechoslovakia W 2-0 B INTER
25 Apr 1990 England v Czechoslovakia W 4-2 International Friendly
18 Dec 1990 England v ITALIA 90 XI W 4-0 Peter Shilton Test
06 Feb 1991 England v Cameroon W 2-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 May 1991 Turkey v England W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
25 May 1991 England v Argentina D 2-2 England Chall Cup
18 Dec 1991 Spain v England W 0-1 OT v B
18 Feb 1992 England v France W 3-0 B INTER
25 Mar 1992 Czechoslovakia v England D 2-2 International Friendly
28 Apr 1992 C.I.S. v England D 1-1 B INTER
12 May 1992 Hungary v England W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 1993 England v Poland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
13 Oct 1993 Netherlands v England L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
17 Nov 1993 San Marino v England W 1-7 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Mar 1994 England v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly
22 May 1994 England v Norway D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 1994 England v USA W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 1994 England v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
15 Feb 1995 Republic of Ireland v England D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 1995 England v Colombia D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 1995 Norway v England D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 1995 England v Switzerland W 3-1 International Friendly
12 Dec 1995 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1996 England v Bulgaria W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 England v Croatia D 0-0 International Friendly
18 May 1996 England v Hungary W 3-0 International Friendly
26 May 1996 Hong Kong v England W 0-1 UNOFFICIAL
08 Jun 1996 England v Switzerland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
15 Jun 1996 England v Scotland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
18 Jun 1996 England v Netherlands W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
22 Jun 1996 England v Spain W 0-0 (4-2) UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 1996 England v Germany L 1-1 (5-6) UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
01 Sep 1996 Moldova v England W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Oct 1996 England v Poland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Nov 1996 Georgia v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
30 Apr 1997 England v Georgia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
31 May 1997 Poland v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
07 Jun 1997 France v England W 0-1 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
10 Jun 1997 Brazil v England L 1-0 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
10 Sep 1997 England v Moldova W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
11 Oct 1997 Italy v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
22 Apr 1998 England v Portugal W 3-0 International Friendly
23 May 1998 England v Saudi Arabia D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 1998 England v Tunisia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
22 Jun 1998 Romania v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
26 Jun 1998 Colombia v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
30 Jun 1998 Argentina v England L 2-2 (3-4) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
05 Sep 1998 Sweden v England L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Oct 1998 England v Bulgaria D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
14 Oct 1998 Luxembourg v England W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Feb 1999 England v France L 0-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 England v Poland W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
28 Apr 1999 Hungary v England D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 England v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
09 Jun 1999 Bulgaria v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Oct 1999 England v Belgium W 2-1 International Friendly
13 Nov 1999 Scotland v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 England v Scotland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
23 Feb 2000 England v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 2000 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Portugal v England L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 2000 England v Germany W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
02 Sep 2000 France v England D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2000 England v Germany L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
11 Oct 2000 Finland v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
24 Mar 2001 England v Finland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
28 Mar 2001 Albania v England W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
06 Jun 2001 Greece v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
01 Sep 2001 Germany v England W 1-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
05 Sep 2001 England v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
17 Apr 2002 England v Paraguay W 4-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2002 England v Sweden D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
07 Jun 2002 Argentina v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
12 Jun 2002 Nigeria v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
15 Jun 2002 Denmark v England W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 2002 Brazil v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
12 Oct 2002 Slovakia v England W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
16 Oct 2002 England v FYR Macedonia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.