David Seaman

David-Seaman

David Seaman is a goal keeper who’s career spanned from 1981 to 2004. David came to  Arsenal from QPR for a fee of £1.3 million (at the time a British record for a goalkeeper)

When Arsenal signed the moustachioed goalkeeper from QPR, some Gunners fans protested against George Graham’s decision because of the popularity of John Lukic. But “Spunky’s” peerless displays throughout Arsenal’s title winning campaign in 1990/91 demonstrated his class.

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.

Seaman made his England debut in 1988 and appeared for the side in fifteen consecutive years, a national record, since equalled by Rio Ferdinand. Seaman made 75 caps for England and nine major trophies with the Gunners.

Behind a solid rearguard, Seaman would go for long spells with little to do but showed his class and concentration when called upon to make a decisive save. ‘Safe Hands’

Seaman pulled off arguably his best ever stop against Sheffield United in a 2003 FA Cup semi-final.

Admittedly he was aided by the famous back four in front of him during the 1990s, but Seaman’s peerless displays made him the ultimate big-game stopper for the Gunners. He’s never truly been replaced.

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