The Poster: Les Sealey | The Forgotten Goalkeeper Icon

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Poster of Les Sealey

In the early 1990s, Manchester United was a team on the rise. Led by legendary manager Alex Ferguson, they were quickly becoming one of the top clubs in Europe. One player who played a big part in their success was goalkeeper Les Sealey. Though he may not be as well-known as some of his teammates, Sealey had a remarkable career at Old Trafford. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the life and career of Les Sealey.

How did Sealey become a goalkeeper?

Sealey started out as a striker, but he soon switched to goalkeeping. He later said that he made the switch because he "couldn't be bothered to run around anymore."

Sealey had a successful career as a goalkeeper. He played for several teams, including Manchester United, Queens Park Rangers, and West Ham United. He also earned nine caps for the England national team. Sealey retired from professional football in 1998.

Sealey was known for his acrobatic saves and his willingness to take risks. He was also known for his sense of humour. Sealey once said, "I'll never forget the time I went up for a ball and missed it. The crowd booed me, so I gave them the finger. That got them even more angry, so I took my shirt off and waved it at them. That really got them going."

A Manchester United Cult Hero

Les Sealey played for Manchester United during the early 90s. He was known for his quick reflexes and ability to make spectacular saves. He helped United win several trophies, including the FA Cup and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. He is considered one of the best goalkeepers in Manchester United history.

Perhaps Sealey's most famous moment came during the 1990 FA Cup final. Manchester United was playing Crystal Palace, and the game went to extra time. With just seconds remaining, Sealey made a save that preserved Manchester United's lead. The save has been described as one of the greatest in FA Cup history.

What happened after Sealey retired?

After retiring from football, Sealey opened a pub in Southend-on-Sea. He also worked as a coach at West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur. Sadly, Sealey passed away in 2001 at the age of 43. His death was caused by a heart attack.

Though he may not be as well-known as some of his teammates, Les Sealey was a remarkable goalkeeper who played an important role in Manchester United's success in the early 1990s. He will be remembered for his great saves, including the one that preserved Manchester United's lead in the 1990 FA Cup final. Sealey will also be remembered for his work as a coach after he retired from football. He passed away tragically at the age of 43, but his legacy will live on.