David Seaman

Where is David Seaman now?

Former Premier League goalkeeper David Seaman retired from playing professionally in 2004 after a distinguished career both domestically with Arsenal and Manchester City and also internationally with 75 caps for England.

In an illustrious career which started at Leeds United in 1981, Seaman won numerous trophies during his time at Arsenal including the league title on three occasions, the FA Cup four times, the League Cup, the UEFA Cup Winners Cup and the UEFA Cup.

Seaman has said that working under former Arsenal boss George Graham helped him get the best out of his career and he learnt more with him and coach Bob Wilson than he ever did under Arsene Wenger.
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Since retiring from playing he has appeared on various chat shows and has also competed in and won Strictly Ice Dancing (a one-off version of Strictly Come Dancing).

He also made an appearance on spin-off show Dancing On Ice in which he came fourth and went onto form a relationship with Frankie Poultney who was one of the dancers in the show.

Although the pair were never actual skating partners they met on the live tour in 2008 and got married in 2015.

In 2012 and 2016 Seaman represented England in the Soccer Aid charity games at Old Trafford.

In June 2012, he joined Wembley FC as goalkeeping coach under new technical director Terry Venables for the 2012 FA Cup but this was a temporary role as part of a sponsorship and marketing promotion by Budweiser who were the FA Cup sponsors that year.

In 2000 he released his book Safe Hands: My Autobiography in which he talks about his distinguished playing career as well as the off the pitch antics of the Arsenal side of the nineties.

A huge fishing fan, Seaman was a participant in ITV’s fishing programme ‘The Big Fish Off’ in 2015.

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In 2016 Seaman was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame for his services to the game.

In March 2019, he participated in a TV series called ‘Harry’s Heroes’ which saw football manager Harry Redknapp take a number of ex-professionals on a journey to lose weight with the end goal of playing a team of ex-Germany internationals.

Ironically, England won the game 4-2 – the same scoreline as the 1966 World Cup Final with Merson scoring the winning goal.

In 2020 he took part in the second series of ‘Harry Heroes which saw the England players travel to Germany to play in a grudge match which they won 1-0.

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#One2Eleven (4-4-1-1 Formation)

David Seaman was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in May 2015 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.

David Seaman One2Eleven

GK – John Lukic – a great guy who took me under his wing when we were at Leeds United. He used to pick me up from home to take me to training and he also coached me a little bit.

RB – Lee Dixon – not just a great defensive full back but also a great attacking full back. He was also a great organiser and always knew where he had to be.

LB – Nigel Winterburn –a non-stop athlete who was great in getting forward. He also scored some great goals too.

CB – Steve Bould – a solid player and a big guy who was great at the near post for flick-ons. He used to love to let attackers know he was there.

CB – Tony Adams – just brilliant. A great leader and man motivator who just knew when to get on your back. I loved having him in front of me.

CM – Emmanuel Petit – great on the pitch but a nightmare off it – very moody. He used to see passes that no one else could see.

CM – Patrick Vieira – worked so well with Petit in midfield. He also had a sudden burst of pace and energy and could score great goals.

CM – Robert Pires – a great player who never really got the credit he deserved. Came back from a cruciate injury and was still brilliant.

ST – Ian Wright – a proper centre forward who did a lot of nasty stuff to goalkeepers but he was a natural finisher and just loved scoring.

ST – Dennis Bergkamp – when he signed for Arsenal it gave the team a huge lift. You just never knew what he was going to do next on the pitch.

ST – Thierry Henry – a proper athlete who could change the game in a flash. What more can you say about a guy like him?

David Seaman: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forArsenal, Manchester City

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com