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Name David Seaman
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
Desc A cult hero with Arsenal Seaman set the standard for English goalkeeping for over a decade. Twice a Premier League champion and a four-time FA Cup winner even his late-career ponytail can be forgiven. He had everything you’d want in a No. 1: athleticism, positional intelligence and an unerring calmness. Along with Steve Bould, Tony Adams, Martin Keown, Lee Dixon and Nigel Winterburn, Seaman formed part of the most parsimonious defence in Europe. The affable Yorkshireman even ended his time with Arsenal by captaining them to victory in the 2003 FA Cup Final


Org England National Team
Club as Player Manchester City
  Arsenal FC

2009 12 04 Retrieve

[Seaman said the USA game was a good start to England’s World Cup campaign to win the tournament] I think that could possibly be the hardest game but you’ve got to be very happy with that draw. That is a big pressure game but with two evening kick-offs to start you can get the points and then you’re coasting. I’m very happy with that group

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[David Seaman on Thierry Henry] What do you say about a guy like Thierry Henry ? He was phenomenal, just phenomenal. In training, he was brilliant. He was proper. I’ve seen Martin (Keown), Tony (Adams), Sol (Campbell), and Steve Bould kicking lumps out him, but he just got up and gave them some back. He was a proper athlete. He could change the game in a flash, from defense straight up to attack. [. . .] When he came in, he was a young man, but he changed really quickly, and you could see the power and pace that he had, but he had a focus on finishing that was really special… He was like a Rolls-Royce, he could turn that accelerator pedal on anytime he wanted

2015 11 28 Retrieve

[on Patrick Vieira] He was like our anchorman. We would say to him ‘Patrick, just sit in front of the back four for two or three minutes, while the opponents add pressure’, and he’d do it and get on with it. [. . .] Then all of a sudden he’d have this burst of energy, and could score great goals, and became a great Arsenal captain. [. . .] He did it over a long time, became captain, took over from Tony [Adams], and took it onto another level

2016 02 04 Retrieve

[On Dennis Bergkamp] You just didn’t know what he was going to do next. I still don’t know whether he meant that goal against Newcastle or not. [. . .] When Arsenal signed him, it gave us a great lift

2016 02 17 Retrieve

[on Tony Adams] He was just brilliant. He was a great man-motivator, knew when to get on your back, but knew when to do it, when you needed a little shove. Just a great captain [. . .] and it was great having him in front of me [in that famous Arsenal back-five]

2018 08 16 Retrieve

[Club legend David Seaman admitted he felt sorry for the young Ainsley Maitland-Niles last Sunday, indicating he felt he had been left too exposed] We saw them a little bit disorganised at the back, I felt sorry for Maitland-Niles, he got isolated too much. You’ve got Riyad Mahrez and Kyle Walker attacking him for fun and he didn’t really get backed up by any other defenders