Former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence dies aged 72 | Soccer Information

LONDON: Former England, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Ray Clemence has died aged 72, the Soccer Affiliation (FA) mentioned on Sunday.
Clemence, who performed 61 instances for England, started his skilled profession with Scunthorpe United earlier than becoming a member of Liverpool and he remodeled 450 appearances in 14 years at Anfield.

He was a part of the dominant Liverpool facet of the 1970s, profitable three European Cups, 5 English top-flight league titles and two UEFA Cups.

Clemence’s final look for Liverpool got here of their 1-Zero victory over Actual Madrid within the 1981 European Cup remaining after which he joined Spurs and added one other UEFA Cup and FA Cup to his trophy cupboard.
“After preventing so arduous, for such a very long time, he is now at peace and in no extra ache,” his household mentioned in an announcement.
“The household wish to say an enormous thanks for all of the love and help that he is acquired through the years. He was cherished a lot by us all and he won’t ever be forgotten.”
Clemence turned the primary goalkeeper to captain England since Frank Swift when he took the armband in a pleasant towards Brazil in 1981.
After his retirement as a participant, Clemence held teaching positions with England and Spurs.
“So unhappy to say goodbye to a real legend, a superb goalkeeper and my nice England goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence,” former England and Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman wrote on Twitter.
Former England and Liverpool goalkeeper David James mentioned: “I am deeply saddened to listen to the passing of Ray Clemence. Clem was my coach with England for greater than a decade. A stunning man with a depraved left foot, I had a poster of him on my bed room wall as a child.”

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