Seaman Hangs The Gloves Up

Last updated : 14 January 2004 By Brian Cartlidge

Seaman signed for Blues from Peterborough for £100,000 in October 1984 and went on to make 84 appearances in just under two years at St. Andrews.

With Blues relegated to the second division Seaman was transferred to QPR for £225,000 in August 1986 and two years later he went on to gain his first England Cap against Saudi Arabia.

In 1990 Seaman signed for Arsenal where he spent the next thirteen years winning numerous league and cup trophies before he was given a free transfer by the London club.

Seaman revealed he had been approached about a possible move back to St. Andrews last summer but opted instead to join Kevin Keegan at Manchester City because of their participation in the UEFA Cup this season.

Always a popular figure with the Blues fans whenever we have played against either Arsenal or Manchester City, we wish the 40-year-old former Bluenose a happy retirement from the game he has served graciously.