Club to pay tribute to Ray Clemence at Manchester City match
Wed 18 November 2020, 10:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday’s home Premier League match with Manchester City (kick-off 5.30pm) will be dedicated to the memory of legendary former goalkeeper Ray Clemence.
Ray passed away peacefully on Sunday following a long battle with illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was 72.
The team will wear black armbands during the match, with a minute’s applause held prior to kick-off.
We shall be raising awareness of Prostate Cancer UK – a charity for whom Ray was an ambassador as he battled with a disease that claims the life of one man every 45 minutes in the UK.
Our team will warm-up in special edition t-shirts featuring the charity’s logo, with Ray’s iconic name and number on the back.
Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff will wear Prostate Cancer UK’s familiar ‘Man of Men’ pin badges, with the charity’s logo also on the front cover of our matchday programme.
Tributes to Ray in Saturday's matchday programme
- Memories of the legendary late goalkeeper from his former team-mates.
- Prostate Cancer UK logo on the cover.
- Exclusive interview with Harry Kane.
- Jose Mourinho's exclusive column.
- Everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City's visit.
Further tributes to Ray will feature in the programme and on our N17 Live broadcast that can be found on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, tottenhamhotspur.com and the Spurs Official app ahead of the match.
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop prostate cancer damaging the lives of men and their loved ones, and funds research to transform the way prostate cancer is understood, diagnosed and treated.
Prostate Cancer UK Chief Executive Angela Culhane said: “As well as being an iconic footballer for club and country and a hugely respected coach, Ray was an amazing man and we were proud to count him as part of the Prostate Cancer UK family.
“Over 400,000 men are living with or after a prostate cancer diagnosis in the UK, and it’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.
“Ray’s voice and huge popularity in football helped us campaign against the injustices of this disease and that long-time support played a significant part in raising awareness. He helped put our ‘Man of Men’ badge at the heart of football and directly in front of football fans across the land. That life-saving work is a wonderful legacy to leave alongside all his other stellar achievements and together with his family we will fight for everyone faced with a prostate cancer diagnosis until it’s a disease men and their families no longer fear.”
Last year, Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling completed his epic March for Men challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer UK at the stadium, where he was met by Ray and Ledley King, with our Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust also taking part in the charity’s annual ‘Football to Amsterdam’ cycle ride across several years, raising over £134,000 to date.
Find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football via prostatecanceruk.org/football