David Seaman MBE


David Seaman MBE is a retired English goalkeeper who is regarded as one of England’s greatest ever goalkeepers, he retired as the country’s second most-capped goalkeeper and is considered a legend across the footballing world. After such a fantastic career in which he built a legacy for other English goalkeepers to build upon, Seaman was awarded an MBE for his services to football.

Seaman enjoyed a 23-year long career and played for a number of the biggest English clubs. He enjoyed spells at Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers but it was Arsenal where Seaman really built his legacy. Seaman’s career started at Leeds United in 1981, he couldn’t break into the first team so made a move down south to Peterborough United, where he really kickstarted his career. After a successful stint at Peterborough, Seaman moved to second division side Birmingham City, he would play a vital part in their promotion to the First Division. When Birmingham got relegated the following season Seaman attracted lots of attention from First Division clubs, this saw him make a move to London to join Queens Park Rangers.

It was at QPR where Seaman made his first England appearance. His debut was in a match against Scotland which was hosted in Saudi Arabia. After 141 games with QPR, Seaman moved to European giants Arsenal, his move in 1990 was to be his most successful move during his career. Seaman joined for £1.3 million which at the time was a British record fee for a goalkeeper.

In Seaman’s first year he conceded only 18 goals in 38 First Division games, Arsenal won the league that season and lost only one match. Arsenal won the FA Cup and League Cup in 1993 with Seaman playing a vital role in both cup competitions. Seaman helped guide Arsenal to the domestic double in 1998-99 as Arsenal won the league and the FA Cup. His second career double would come in 2002 as Arsenal won the same two titles. Seaman retired as Arsenal’s most-capped goalkeeper with 405 appearances and in 2008, was voted seventh in the list of top 50 Gunners’ Greatest Players.

Seaman retired with 731 appearances domestically and played 75 times for England. Since retiring, Seaman has spent time as a pundit which has helped him to develop his presenting skills, making him the perfect football speaker. As a speaker, Seaman often discusses his illustrious career but also delves into vital topics like peak performance, teamwork and handling pressure.

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When at corporate events, David is known to cover the following topics:

  • Football Speaker
  • International Football
  • Premier League
  • EFL Championship
  • Sports Speaker
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Maximising Success
  • Peak Performance
  • Handling Pressure
  • Teamwork

Watch David make an incredible save in the FA Cup, here: