The historic Liverpool and England goalkeeper, Ray Clemence, died this Sunday at 72 years after fifteen fighting prostate cancer who was diagnosed in 2005.
We’re deeply saddened by the passing of one of the greatest-ever goalkeepers, Ray Clemence.
The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Ray’s family and many friends.
Rest in peace, Ray Clemence 1948-2020.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 15, 2020
Clemence is considered the best goalkeeper in the history of the ‘reds’, being one of the stars of the team that dominated English football in the 70s with Bill Shankly at the helm, winning three Champions League, in 1977, 1978 and 1981.
After 470 games behind him protecting the Liverpool framework, he signed for Tottenham Hotspur, where he played for seven seasons and then coached for another, in the 90s. With the ‘spurs’, he won the 1984 UEFA Cup, the largest continental title in club history to this day.
In the individual aspect, he was awarded the medal of the Order of the British Empire, in 1987, for his services to football, and is well loved by Liverpool and Tottenham fans. In fact, ‘the kop’ has chosen Clemence as the best goalkeeper in its history and as part of the club’s 20th century team.