Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s David Seaman Interview….
David Seaman MBE (born 19 September 1963) is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for several clubs, most notably Arsenal.
He retired from the game on 13 January 2004, following a recurring shoulder injury. He was appointed an MBE in 1997 for services to the sport.
The peak of his career was during his period as Arsenal and England goalkeeper in the 1990s and early 2000s; during his time at Arsenal he won many medals including three league championships (1991, 1998, 2002), four FA Cups (1993, 1998, 2002, 2003), the League Cup in 1993 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1994.
During this time he also played in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, and Euro 96 and Euro 2000, and is England’s second-most capped goalkeeper with 75 caps, after Peter Shilton.
David Seaman talks to Belfield on the Dancing on Ice tour….
In December 2004, following his retirement from professional football, he became one of the celebrities to take part in Strictly Ice Dancing, an ice dance version of Strictly Come Dancing, in which celebrities are paired with professional dancers.
He joined the show at late notice, replacing Paul Gascoigne. With just eight days to prepare for the show, broadcast on BBC One on 26 December, Seaman and his professional partner Zoia Birmingham managed to win the competition. The other competitors spent a month in training for the show.
In late 2005 he had his trademark ponytail cut off on live television for charity, which ended negotiatory talks with such companies as L’Oreal who wanted to sponsor his hair as they had with David Ginola.
He returned to the ice for another ice-dancing series, Dancing on Ice, broadcast on ITV. The series started on 14 January 2006, and Seaman ended in fourth place. He has also appeared on All Star Family Fortunes.
Seaman also hosts a “Safe Hands” charity golf event annually, and has released two football-themed DVDs entitled David Seaman’s Goalkeeping Nightmares in 2003 and Jeepers Keepers in 2004. Seaman has also played in all four Soccer Aid matches for England.
In 2008 The Lobbing of David Seaman, a poem in ballad form by Murray Lachlan Young about Nayim’s 1995 goal, was included in the radio programme The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper.
Recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 2009