Former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence passes on at 72

Former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence passes on at 72

Former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence has died at 72, his family announced Sunday.

Former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence has died at 72, his family announced Sunday.


The legendary stopper played 62 times for England during a remarkable career.

Clemence made a name for himself at Scunthorpe United and signed for Liverpool at the age of 19. Over the next 14 years, the goalkeeper won three European Cups, five First Division titles, two UEFA Cups, one FA Cup and one League Cup with the Reds.

He made 665 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions, keeping 323 clean sheets before moving to Tottenham in 1981. While in North London, Clemence won the FA Cup (1982) and the Uefa Cup (1984).

Following his playing career, he was part of the England backroom staff from 1996 to 2013, when he retired.

A statement from Clemence’s family read:

“It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that Ray Clemence passed away peacefully today, surrounded by his loving family.

“After fighting so hard, for so long, he is now at peace and without pain.

“The family would like to thank you very much for all the love and support you have received over the years. We all love him very much and we will never forget him. “

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