Former England, Liverpool and Tottenham goalkeeper Ray Clemens has died at the age of 72.
Clemens, who has played 61 times for England, began his career with Scunthorpe United before joining Liverpool, where he made over 450 appearances at Anfield over 14 years.
“We are very saddened by the passing of Ray Clemens, one of the greatest goalkeepers,” said Liverpool. Advertising.
“Everyone at Liverpool Football Club has Ray’s family and a lot of friends.”
He was part of the dominant Liverpool team in the 1970s, winning three European Cups, five English Top-Flight League titles and two UEFA Cups.
Clemens’ last Liverpool victory was a 1-0 victory over Real Madrid in the 1981 European Cup final, after which he joined Spurs and added another UEFA Cup and FA Cup to his trophy cabinet.
A message from the Ray family:
“After a lot of hard work, lately, he is now at peace and not in much distress. The family would like to say a huge thank you for the love and support he has received over the years. He is so loved by us that all will never be forgotten.” pic.twitter.com/s157vIN3Vg
– Tottenham Hotspur (pSpursOfficial) November 15, 2020
The captain became England ‘s first goalkeeper after Frank Swift in a friendly against Brazil in 1981.
“We are saddened to report the death of legendary former goalkeeper Ray Clemens,” said Spurs. Advertising.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to Ray’s family and many friends throughout the game during this sad time.”
After retiring as a player, Clemens held coaching positions with England and Spurs.
Spurs also posted a message From Clemens’ family: “After a long struggle, he has been at peace for a long time and is no longer in pain.
“The family would like to say a huge thank you for the love and support he has received over the years. He is so loved by all of us and will never be forgotten.”