Sun 15 November 2020, 15:15|Tottenham Hotspur
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of legendary former goalkeeper Ray Clemence.
One of the greatest goalkeepers ever to grace the game, Ray joined us from Liverpool as a five-time league champion and three-time European Cup winner in 1981, having also lifted the FA Cup, League Cup and two UEFA Cups during his time at Anfield.
Upon his arrival at Spurs, Ray went on to clock up 330 competitive appearances for us through until 1987, helping us retain the FA Cup in 1982 in what was a memorable 1981/82 campaign where we reached the final of the League Cup, only to be beaten by Liverpool in extra-time at Wembley, and reached the semi-finals of the European Cup Winners’ Cup. He subsequently played in the early rounds of our 1983/84 UEFA Cup success.
Capped 61 times by England, he later worked on our coaching staff, and that of the England national team, and was inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame in November, 2014.
He passed away peacefully today following a long battle with illness aged 72, surrounded by his loving family.
A family statement read: “After fighting so hard, for such a long time, he’s now at peace and in no more pain. The family would like to say a huge thank you for all the love and support that he’s received over the years. He was loved so much by us all and he will never be forgotten.”
We extend our deepest sympathies to Ray's family and many friends throughout the game at this sad time.