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RAY IN HALL OF FAME VOTE

Posted on 29 August 2007  - 12:00

Ray Clemence is one of six players on the shortlist for the Fans' Choice Award at this year's Hall of Fame at the National Football Museum.

Ray Clemence is one of six players on the shortlist for the Fans' Choice Award at this year's Hall of Fame at the National Football Museum.

Capped 61 times by England, goalkeeper Ray played over 300 games in all competitions at White Hart Lane and was twice in teams that went for glory on all three domestic fronts.

In his first season, 1981-82, we lost out to Liverpool in the League Cup Final, reached the semi-finals of the European Cup Winners' Cup and finished fourth in Division One before winning the FA Cup for the second-successive year.

Then, in 1986-87, we were third in Division One, beaten semi-finalists in the League Cup and beaten finalists in the FA Cup.

Unfortunately, shortly into 1987-88, he suffered an Achilles injury which would end his glorious career.

For the first time, fans will have their say in choosing who should receive one of the prestigious awards, given to the greatest players of all time in the English game. The short-list comprises:

• Dennis Bergkamp
• Sir Trevor Brooking
• Ray Clemence
• Paul Scholes
• Len Shackleton
• Ray Wilson

Viewers of BBCs Football Focus will be asked on Saturday to decide which of the six nominees should receive the award at the ceremony in Manchester on November 15.

The Hall of Fame is now in its sixth year and players and managers already inducted include legends such as George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Stanley Matthews and Bill Shankly. Each year the names are chosen by a panel including Sir Alex Ferguson, Jimmy Greaves, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Mark Lawrenson and Gordon Taylor. This short-list is a result of their voting.

The winning name will be announced at the end of Football Focus on Saturday. A full list of this year's other Hall of Fame inductees will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5-Live the week after the vote.