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Ray Clemence

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Ray Clemence
Clemence in September 1981
Personal information
Full name Raymond Neal Clemence
Date of birth (1948-08-05)5 August 1948
Place of birth Skegness, Lincolnshire, England
Date of death 15 November 2020(2020-11-15) (aged 72)
Place of death Corby, Northamptonshire, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Notts County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1967 Scunthorpe United 48 (0)
1967–1981 Liverpool 470 (0)
1981–1988 Tottenham Hotspur 240 (0)
Total 758 (0)
National team
1967–1971 England U23 4 (0)
1972–1983 England 61 (0)
Teams managed
1992–1993 Tottenham Hotspur (with Doug Livermore)
1994–1996 Barnet
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Raymond Neal Clemence MBE (5 August 1948 – 15 November 2020) was an English professional footballer. He played as a goalkeeper. He was born in Skegness, Lincolnshire. He is one of only 25 players to have made over 1,000 career appearances.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Clemence is best known as part of the Liverpool team from 1967 to 1984.[2] He started his career with Scunthorpe United. He was signed by Liverpool manager Bill Shankly in June 1967. He won five league titles, two domestic cups, two UEFA Cups, three European Cups and other trophies with Liverpool. His final game for Liverpool was in the side's 1–0 win in the 1981 European Cup Final against Real Madrid. He then played for Tottenham Hotspur. He won three trophies with Tottenham, including an FA Cup and a UEFA Cup.

Clemence played for the England national team. He played his first game against Wales in 1972. In total, he made 61 appearances for his country.

Personal life and death[change | change source]

Clemence's son, Stephen, was also a footballer.

Clemence had prostate cancer, first making it known to the public in 2005.[3] He died in Corby, Northamptonshire, on 15 November 2020. He was 72.[4]

Honours[change | change source]

Tottenham Hotspur

References[change | change source]

  1. Taylor, Louise (23 March 2017). "Gianluigi Buffon's 1,000th career game is testament to a beacon of stability". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  2. "Ray Clemence". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  3. "Liverpool great Ray Clemence on his ongoing battle with prostate cancer 13 years after diagnosis". Liverpool Echo. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  4. "Statement on behalf of the Clemence family". Liverpool F.C. 15 November 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.

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