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Ray Clemence, Former Liverpool, Tottenham And England Goalkeeper Dies

Rip legend.

He was an England international football goalkeeper and was part of the Liverpool team of the 1970s.

He is one of only 25 players to have made over 1,000 career appearances. He acted as Head of the FA Development Team, overseeing the development made by players in the England Youth teams from under-16 to 21 level, having previously been part of the England Senior team back room staff.

Born in Skegness, Lincolnshire, Clemence made his debut for Scunthorpe United in 1966 and made 48 appearances in what was then called Division 3.

Clemence was signed by Liverpool manager Bill Shankly on 24 June 1967 from Scunthorpe United for a fee of £18,000, he made his debut and kept his first clean-sheet in a League Cup third round tie at Anfield on 25 September 1968,Swansea Town were the visitors and were beaten 2–0.

Clemence left Liverpool to join Tottenham Hotspur in 1981 for a fee of £300,000. The two clubs reached the 1982 League Cup final, which Liverpool won 3–1. Spurs did, however, win the 1982 FA Cup, defeating QPR 1–0 after a replay.

Clemence died on 15 November 2020, after a 15 year battle with prostate cancer. He was 72 years. Rest in piece legend. 

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