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David Seal
Personal information
Full name David Seal
Date of birth (1972-01-26) 26 January 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Sydney Croatia 31 (17)
1990–1992 Marconi Fairfield 47 (28)
1992–1993 Sydney Olympic 23 (10)
1993–1994 Eendracht Aalst
1994–1997 Bristol City 51 (10)
1997–1999 Northampton Town 46 (13)
1999–2000 Northern Spirit 20 (9)
2000–2006 Mangotsfield United 236 (166)
2006 Yate Town
2006–2007 Mangotsfield United 10 (4)
2007 Bitton 2 (1)
2008–2010 Melksham Town 23 (3)
National team
1990–1991 Australia U-20
1991–1992 Australia U-23

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 September 2009.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 September 2008

David Seal (born 26 January 1972) is a former Australian football (soccer) player who is currently retired. He played as a striker. He is of no relation to other prominent persons named David Seal, such as the NASA worker or the California attorney of the same name. Nor is he related to Seal.


Seal started his career in the old National Soccer League (NSL) in Australia where he played for Sydney Croatia, Marconi Fairfield and Sydney Olympic and was the NSL top goal scorer two years in a row in the 1989–90 season with Sydney Croatia scoring 15 goals, and the 1990–91 season with Marconi Fairfield scoring 19 goals.

He moved to Europe in 1993, joining Belgian side Eendracht Aalst in Belgium. He had a trial with Norwich City while at Eendracht but no contract was offered. In October 1994 he moved to England, joining Bristol City for a fee of £80,000. He moved to Northampton Town on loan in August 1997, scoring four times in six league games during his loan spell. Such was his form that the move was made permanent, Seal costing the Cobblers £90,000, on 12 September 1997.

Seal finished his first season with Northampton as their leading goalscoring, with 14 goals in league and cup games. He was also the leading goalscorer for their reserve side with 12 goals in 10 games. He remained with Northampton until May 1999 when he was released after Northampton's relegation to Division Three.

He returned to Australia to play for Northern Spirit in the 1999–2000 NSL season where he scored 9 goals in 20 appearances. However, after just one season Seal returned to England where he joined Mangotsfield United in July 2000. In the 2001–02 season, he scored 11 goals in the FA Cup for Mangotsfield, earning him an award as the FA Cup's leading goalscorer. Seal scored 166 goals in 236 appearances for Mangotsfield, before joining local rivals Yate Town in July 2006.[1]

Seal's stay with Yate lasted only four months, returning to Mangotsfield United in December 2006.[2] However, his return to Mangotsfield was a short one as in March 2007, he joined Western Football League Premier Division side Bitton where he only made two appearances.[citation needed]

In September 2008, Seal joined Western Football League Premier Division side Melksham Town as part of the coaching staff and as a player.[3]

International career[edit]

Seal represented the Australian Under 20's which finished fourth at the 1991 Fifa World Youth Championship in Portugal where he played all six games and scored three goals in total which included one goal in a 2–0 win over Trinidad and Tobago in the first round, scored the only goal in a 1–1 draw with Syria in the quarter finals which Australia won on penalty shoot-out 5–4 and scored the only goal in the 1–1 draw against USSR in the third place play-off match which Australia lost on penalty shoot-out 5–4. He also competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Spain for the Australian Under 23's team which finished fourth where he played five games.


With Mangotsfield United

Personal Honours:


External links[edit]

Preceded by
Zlatko Nastevski
NSL Golden Boot
Succeeded by
Tim Bredbury, Kimon Taliadoros

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The Standard Banner
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:00:00 -0700

County Commission's budget committee turned aside a plan to hire a contract grant writer last week. The group also trimmed a request for extra manpower in the Emergency Medical Service. Commissioner David Seal offered a motion to include $25,000 for ...
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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:14:45 -0700

A group of citizens has sued in an attempt to force EDOC to abide by open records and meetings laws, and Commissioners David Seal and Bob Beeler both said they would hold out on funding until they are satisfied with the level of openness from both ...
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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:16:13 -0700

Budget committee members deadlocked on a proposal from Commissioner David Seal to continue a stipulation that any entity receiving hotel/motel tax proceeds must present a business plan and a projection of the amount of revenue expected to be realized ...
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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 06:25:20 -0700

Motions from Commissioners David Seal and Rita Musick to postpone both requests until Commission can consider a recommendation from Seal were approved. Seal is asking for a renewal of a plan that requires a business plan and return on investment ...
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Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:11:40 -0700

Budget Committee Chairman John Neal Scarlett and Commissioner David Seal both said they believe the Humane Society should have informed the county of the change, but Ringe said the decisions were made by the cities, not the Humane Society.

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Tulane Hullabaloo
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 20:11:15 -0700

David Seal, from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine's Department Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, previously worked with NOLA For Life, a program formed as part of the City of New Orleans' Comprehensive Murder ...

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Jerusalem Post Israel News
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:26:39 -0700

THE RARE stone seal unearthed by the Temple Mount Sifting Project dating to the 10th century BCE. . (photo credit:ZE'EV RADOVAN AND ZACHI DVIRA). Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. A rare 3,000-year-old seal, from the time of King David in the ...

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:52:46 -0700

HILO » A man who escaped from a mental hospital and went on to fatally stab a man on the Big Island has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. David True Seal was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest to manslaughter in the November 2013 death ...

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