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David Seaman

Queen's Park Rangers FC, Arsenal FC

75 appearances, 44 goals against
40 clean sheets, five penalties faced - one saved
 
P 75 W 37 D 29 L 9 F 117: A 48
*(actual F x: A 44)
x% successful

1988-2002

disciplined: 1
captaincies:
one
minutes played:
6507

Profile

Full name David Andrew Seaman MBE

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 19 September 1963 (7:10 pm) at Listerdale Maternity, Wyckersley, Rotherham [registered in Rother Valley, September 1963].
Height/Weight x' x½", xst. xlbs [x].

Source

Barry Hugmans' PFA Yearbooks [various] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Safe Hands: My Autobiography - David Seaman (Orion, 2000)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1990-91; PFA Premier League Team of the Year 1996-97;
Distinctions x

Source

Barry Hugmans' PFA Yearbooks [various]

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 1007th players (1007) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 641, 16 November 1988, Saudi Arabia 1 England 1, a friendly match at King Fahd II International Stadium, Al Maizilah, Riyadh, aged 25 years 58 days.
Last match No. 798, 16 October 2002, England 2 FYR Macedonia 2, a European Championship qualification match at The Friend's Provident St. Mary's Stadium, Notham, Southampton, aged 39 years 27 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1990, 1998, 2002; European Championship Finals 1992 (provisional), 1996, 2000
Team honours World Cup fourth-place 1990; European Championship semi-finalist 1996;
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

David Seaman - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub
off
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
0 75 45 72 3 3 6507 44 148 min 30 40 53.3 one 1
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

David Seaman - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 38 19 16 3 59 22 +37 11 20 1.553 0.579 71.1 +16
Away 25 13 10 2 42 15 +27 5 13 1.68 0.60 72.0 +11
Neutral 12 5 3 4 16 11 +5 2 6 1.333 0.917 54.2 +1
All 75 37 29 9 117 48 +69 18 39 1.56 0.64 68.7 +28

 

David Seaman - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Red - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

David Seaman - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

17 13 2 2 39 8 +31 4 10 2.294 0.471 82.4 +11
WCF 9 4 3 2 13 7 +6 1 5 1.444 0.778 61.1 +2
World Cup 26 17 5 4 52 15 +37 5 15 2.00 0.577 75.0 +13

ECP

12 5 5 2 16 9 +7 3 5 1.333 0.75 62.5 +3
ECF 7 3 3 1 11 6 +5 1 3 1.571 0.857 64.3 +2
European Championship 19 8 8 3 27 15 +12 4 8 1.421 0.789 63.2 +5
Minor Tournament 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 27 11 15 1 35 15 +20 8 15 1.296 0.556 68.5 +10
All 75 37 29 9 117 48 +69 18 39 1.56 0.64 68.7 +28

 

David Seaman - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1992-94 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 1 1 3.333 1.000 66.7 +1
WCP 1996-98 7 6 1 0 15 1 +14 1 6 2.143 0.143 92.9 +6
WCP 2000-02 7 5 1 1 14 4 +10 2 3 2.00 0.571 78.6 +4
WCP All 17 13 2 2 39 8 +31 4 10 2.294 0.471 82.4 +11
World Cup Finals Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1998 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 0 2 1.75 1.00 62.5 +1
WCF 2002 5 2 2 1 6 3 +3 1 3 1.20 0.60 60.0 +1
WCF All 9 4 3 2 13 7 +6 1 5 1.444 0.778 61.1 +2
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1992-94 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 1 1 3.333 1.000 66.7 +1
WC 1996-98 11 8 2 1 22 5 +17 1 8 2.00 0.455 81.8 +7
WC 2000-02 12 7 3 2 20 7 +13 3 6 1.667 0.583 70.8 +5
WC All 26 17 5 4 52 15 +37 5 15 2.00 0.577 75.0 +13
European Championships Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1990-92 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
ECP 1998-2000 8 3 3 2 10 5 +5 3 4 1.25 0.625 56.3 +1
ECP 2002-04 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 0 0 2.00 1.50 75.0 +1
ECP All 12 5 5 2 16 9 +7 3 5 1.333 0.75 62.5 +3
European Championships Finals Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1996 5 2 3 0 8 3 +5 1 2 1.60 0.60 70.0 +2
ECF 2000 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 1 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
ECF All 7 3 3 1 11 6 +5 1 3 1.571 0.857 64.3 +2
European Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1990-92 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
EC 1994-96 5 2 3 0 8 3 +5 1 2 1.60 0.60 70.0 +2
EC 1998-2000 10 4 3 3 13 8 +5 3 5 1.30 0.80 55.0 +1
EC 2002-04 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 0 0 2.00 1.50 75.0 +1
EC All 19 8 8 3 27 15 +12 4 8 1.421 0.789 63.2 +5
 Minor Tournament/Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
England Challenge 1991 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
Le Tournoi 1997 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
TC All 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 26 17 5 4 52 15 +37 5 15 2.00 0.577 75.0 +13
EC 19 8 8 3 27 15 +12 4 8 1.421 0.789 63.2 +5
TC 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 48 26 14 8 82 33 +49 10 24 1.708 0.688 68.8 +18

 

David Seaman - Match History
 Club: Queen's Park Rangers F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 3 full capsx

Age 24
- 633 21 May 1988 - England 1 Scotland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HW squad member
- 634 24 May 1988 - England 1 Colombia 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD
- 635 28 May 1988 - Switzerland 0 England 1, Stade Olympique, Lausanne Fr HW
Bobby Robson summoned a preliminary European Championship squad of 24. On May 28, he announced his final squad of 20. The four players that missed the cut included David Seaman.
Age 25
1 641 16 November 1988 - Saudi Arabia 1 England 1, King Fahd II International Stadium, Riyadh Fr AD Start 1
- 645 23 May 1989 - England 0 Chile 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HD unused sub 13
- 646 27 May 1989 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW squad/unused
- 647 3 June 1989 - England 3 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW squad member
2 648 7 June 1989 - Denmark 1 England 1, Idrætsparken, København Fr AD sub 65 13
Age 26
- b 27 March 1990 - Ireland 4 England 1, Turners Cross, Cork Fr AL sub ht ?
- b 24 April 1990 - England 2 Czechoslovakia 0, Roker Park, Sunderland Fr HW Start off ht 1
3 654 25 April 1990 - England 4 Czechoslovakia 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub ht 13
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 72 full caps  
- 656 22 May 1990 - England 1 Uruguay 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL squad member
- 657 2 June 1990 - Tunisia 1 England 1, Stade Olympique El Menzah, Tunis Fr AD
- 658 11 June 1990 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sardigna WCF ND injured 22
- 659 16 June 1990 - Netherlands 0 England 0, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sardigna ND withdrawn squad member
- 660 21 June 1990 - England 1 Egypt 0, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sardigna NW
- 661 26 June 1990 - England 1 Belgium 0, Stadio Renato Dall' Ara, Bologna NW
- 662 1 July 1990 - Cameroon 2 England 3, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW
- 663 4 July 1990 - West Germany 1 England 1, Stadio delle Alpi, Torino ND
- 664 7 July 1990 - Italy 2 England 1, Stadio San Nicola, Bari AL
 

Coach: Graham Taylor - 9 full capsx

- 665 12 September 1990 - England 1 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 13
Age 27
- 666 17 October 1990 - England 2 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW unused sub 13
- 667 14 November 1990 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Lansdowne Road, Dublin ECP AD unused sub 13
4 668 6 February 1991 - England 2 Cameroon 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
5 669 27 March 1991 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD Start 1
6 670 1 May 1991 - Turkey 0 England 1, Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir ECP AW Start 1
- 671 21 May 1991 - England 3 USSR 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley TC HW unused sub 13
7 672 25 May 1991 - England 2 Argentina 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start 1
- 677 11 September 1991 - England 0 Germany 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL unused sub 13
Age 28
- 678 16 October 1991 - England 1 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW unused sub 13
- 679 13 November 1991 - Poland 1 England 1, Stadion Lecha, Poznań ECP AD unused ? 13
- b 18 December 1991 - Spain Olympic 0 England 1, Castellon Fr AW Start 1
- b 18 February 1992 - England 3 France 0, Rangers Stadium, Shepherds Bush Fr HW Start off ht 1
- 680 19 February 1992 - England 2 France 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 13
8 681 25 March 1992 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 2, Stadion Evzena Rošického, Praha Fr AD Start 1
- b 28 April 1992 - CIS 1 England 1, Olimpiyskiy Kompleks Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva Fr AD Start 1
9 683 12 May 1992 - Hungary 0 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AW sub ht 13
Graham Taylor selected 28 players for the game with Brazil at Wembley on May 17, plus four on standby which included David Seaman. On the day following the 1-1 draw with Brazil, Taylor announced his 20-man squad, thirteen days ahead of the deadline, and a reserve goalkeeper, David Seaman.
- 689 9 September 1992 - Spain 1 England 0, Estadio El Sardinero, Santander Fr AL unused sub 17
Age 29
- 690 14 October 1992 - England 1 Norway 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD unused sub 13
- 691 18 November 1992 - England 4 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW unused sub 13
- 692 17 February 1993 - England 6 San Marino 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW unused sub 13
- 693 31 March 1993 - Turkey 0 England 2, Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir WCP AW unused sub 13
- 694 28 April 1993 - England 2 Netherlands 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD unused sub 13
- 695 29 May 1993 - Poland 1 England 1, Stadion Slaski, Chorzów WCP AD unused ? 13
- 696 2 June 1993 - Norway 2 England 0, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AL unused sub 13
10 700 8 September 1993 - England 3 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 1
Age 30
11 701 13 October 1993 - Netherlands 2 England 0, Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam WCP AL Start 1
12 702 17 November 1993 - San Marino 1 England 7, Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna WCP AW Start 1
 

Coach: Terry Venables - 17 full capsx

13 703 9 March 1994 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
- 704 17 May 1994 - England 5 Greece 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 13
14 705 22 May 1994 - England 0 Norway 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 1
15 706 7 September 1994 - England 2 USA 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
Age 31
16 707 12 October 1994 - England 1 Romania 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 1
- 708 16 November 1994 - England 1 Nigeria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 13
17 709 15 February 1995 - Republic of Ireland vs. England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin - abandoned after 27 minutes. Fr AabD Start 27 1
18 714 6 September 1995 - England 0 Colombia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 1
Age 32
19 715 11 October 1995 - Norway 0 England 0, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo Fr AD Start 1
20 716 15 November 1995 - England 3 Switzerland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
21 717 12 December 1995 - England 1 Portugal 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 1
22 718 27 March 1996 - England 1 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
23 719 24 April 1996 - England 0 Croatia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 1
24 720 18 May 1996 - England 3 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start off 65 1
- 721 23 May 1996 - PR China 0 England 3, Workers' Stadium, Beijing Fr AW unused/squad
25 722 8 June 1996 - England 1 Switzerland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECF HD Start 1
26 723 15 June 1996 - Scotland 0 England 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start
27 724 18 June 1996 - Netherlands 1 England 4, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start
28 725 22 June 1996 - Spain 0 England 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start
29 726 26 June 1996 - Germany 1 England 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start
 

Coach: Glenn Hoddle - 18 full caps, one captaincyx

30 727 1 September 1996 - Moldova 0 England 3, Stadionul Republican, Chişinău WCP AW Start 1
Age 33
31 728 9 October 1996 - England 2 Poland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 1
32 729 9 November 1996 - Georgia 0 England 2, Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi WCP AW Start 1
33 732 30 April 1997 - England 2 Georgia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 1
- 733 24 May 1997 - England 2 South Africa 1, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HW squad member
34 734 31 May 1997 - Poland 0 England 2, Stadion Slaski, Chorzów WCP AW Start 1
- 735 4 June 1997 - Italy 0 England 2, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes TC NW unused sub 1
35 736 7 June 1997 - France 0 England 1, Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier AW Start
36 737 10 June 1997 - England 0 Brazil 1, Parc des Princes, Paris NL Start
37 738 10 September 1997 - England 4 Moldova 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Captain 1
Age 34
38 739 11 October 1997 - Italy 0 England 0, Stadio Olimpico, Roma WCP AD Start 1
- 740 15 November 1997 - England 2 Cameroon 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 13
39 743 22 April 1998 - England 3 Portugal 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
40 744 23 May 1998 - England 0 Saudi Arabia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 1
- 745 27 May 1998 - Morocco 0 England 1, Complexe Sportif Mohamed V,  Casablanca TC AW squad member
- 746 29 May 1998 - Belgium 0 England 0, Complexe Sportif Mohamed V, Casablanca ND
41 747 15 June 1998 - England 2 Tunisia 0, Le Stade Vélodrome, Marseille WCF NW Start 1
42 748 22 June 1998 - Romania 2 England 1, Stade Municipal, Toulouse NL Start
43 749 26 June 1998 - England 2 Colombia 0, Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens NW Start
44 750 30 June 1998 - Argentina 2 England 2, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne ND Start 6
45 751 5 September 1998 - Sweden 2 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna ECP AL Start 1
Age 35
46 752 10 October 1998 - England 0 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD Start 1
47 753 14 October 1998 - Luxembourg 0 England 3, Stade Josy Barthel, Lëtzebuerg AW Start 1
- 754 18 November 1998 - England 2 Czech Republic 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad member
 

Coach: Howard Wilkinson - 1 full capx

48 755 10 February 1999 - England 0 France 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start off ht 1
 

Coach: Kevin Keegan - 15 full capsx

49 756 27 March 1999 - England 3 Poland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 1
50 757 28 April 1999 - Hungary 1 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AD Start 1
51 758 5 June 1999 - England 0 Sweden 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD Start 1
52 759 9 June 1999 - Bulgaria 1 England 1, Stadion Balgarska Armia, Sofiya AD Start 1
- 760 4 September 1999 - England 6 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW withdrawn squad member
- 761 8 September 1999 - Poland 0 England 0, Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warszawa AD
Age 36
53 762 10 October 1999 - England 2 Belgium 1, Stadium of Light, Sunderland Fr HW Start off ht 1
54 763 13 November 1999 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow ECP AW Start 1
55 764 17 November 1999 - England 0 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL Start 1
56 765 23 February 2000 - England 0 Argentina 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 1
57 766 27 May 2000 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 1
- 767 31 May 2000 - England 2 Ukraine 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad member
- 768 3 June 2000 - Malta 1 England 2, The National Stadium, Ta'Qali Fr AW
58 769 12 June 2000 - Portugal 3 England 2, Philips Stadion, Eindhoven ECF NL Start 1
59 770 17 June 2000 - England 1 Germany 0, Stade Communal, Charleroi NW Start
- 771 20 June 2000 - England 2 Romania 3, Stade Communal, Charleroi NL squad member
60 772 2 September 2000 - France 1 England 1, Stade de France, Saint-Denis Fr AD Start 1
Age 37
61 773 7 October 2000 - England 0 Germany 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HL Start 1
 

Coach: Howard Wilkinson - 1 full capx

62 774 11 October 2000 - Finland 0 England 0, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AD Start 1
 

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 13 full capsx

- 776 28 February 2001 - England 3 Spain 0, Villa Park, Birmingham Fr HW squad member
63 777 24 March 2001 - England 2 Finland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool WCP HW Start 1
64 778 28 March 2001 - Albania 1 England 3, Stadiumi Kombetar Qemal Stafa, Tiranë AW Start 1
- 779 25 May 2001 - England 4 Mexico 0, Pride Park Stadium, Derby Fr HW unused sub 13
65 780 6 June 2001 - Greece 0 England 2, Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis, Athína WCP AW Start 1
66 782 1 September 2001 - Germany 1 England 5, Olympiastadion, München WCP AW Start 1
67 783 5 September 2001 - England 2 Albania 0, St.James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HW Start 1
Age 38
- 784 6 October 2001 - England 2 Greece 2, Old Trafford, Manchester WCP HD withdrawn squad member
68 788 17 April 2002 - England 4 Paraguay 0, Anfield Road, Liverpool Fr HW Start 1
- 789 21 May 2002 - Korean Republic 1 England 1, Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo-si Fr AD unused sub 1
- 790 26 May 2002 - England 2 Cameroon 2, Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe City Fr ND squad member
69 791 2 June 2002 - England 1 Sweden 1, Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii, Saitama-shi WCF ND Start
70 792 7 June 2002 - Argentina 0 England 1, Sapporo Dōmu, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo-shi NW Start
71 793 12 June 2002 - Nigeria 0 England 0, Ōsaka-shi Nagai Rikujō Kyōgijō, Ōsaka-shi ND Start
72 794 15 June 2002 - Denmark 0 England 3, Niigata Sutajiamu, Niigata-shi NW Start
73 795 21 June 2002 - England 1 Brazil 2, Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi city NL Start
Age 39
74 797 12 October 2002 - Slovakia 1 England 2, Tehelné pole, Bratislava ECP AW Start 1
75 798 16 October 2002 - England 2 FYR Macedonia 2, The Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium, Southampton HD Start 1

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