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David Andrew Seaman MBE (born September 19, 1963) is an English football goalkeeper who played for several clubs, most notably Arsenal and most recently with Manchester City. He announced his immediate retirement from the game on January 13, 2004. He was awarded the MBE in 1997 for services to the sport.

He is generally regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation, and his peak was during his period as Arsenal and England goalkeeper. During his time at Arsenal he won many medals including three league championships (1991, 1998, 2002), several FA Cups (1993, 1998, 2002, 2003), one League Cup (1993) and the European Cup Winners Cup (1994). During this time he also played in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, and Euro 96 and Euro 2000.

He is also well known for a few high profile blunders, such as letting in a goal from an arcing 40 yard free kick by Ronaldinho during the 2002 World Cup, Nayim's astonishing lob from the right-hand touchline, some 45 yards, in the final minutes of the 1995 European Cup Winners Cup final, and letting in a goal directly from a corner kick during his last appearance for the England national team, a 2-2 draw with Macedonia in a Euro 2004 qualifier in October 2002.

Seaman is not generally known for amazingly athletic saves: his great skill was the usage of angles to deny opposing strikers any part of the goal to shoot at, making spectacular diving saves unnecessary. However, near the end of his career, in Arsenal's 2003 FA Cup semifinal against Sheffield United, in his 1,000th professional match, Seaman pulled off what many regard as the greatest save of recent times, and some even call it the greatest ever. Arsenal were defending a 1-0 lead, when with less than ten minutes to go, Paul Peschisolido had a header towards an apparently open goal from six yards out with Seaman seemingly stranded at the near post. However, Peschisolido headed the ball slightly too close to Seaman and the goalkeeper leaped sideways and backwards, somehow managing to stretch his right arm behind him and scooping the ball back and away from both his goal and the opposing players ready to pounce on a rebound.

In 2004, following his retirement from professional football, he became one of the celebrities to take part in Strictly Ice Dancing, a one-off ice dance version of Strictly Come Dancing, replacing Paul Gascoigne.

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