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Ray Clemence, legendary former Liverpool goalkeeper, dies

Ray Clemence, legendary former Liverpool goalkeeper, dies

Ray Clemence, goalkeeper for the great Liverpool in the 1970-1980s and for the England national team, has died at the age of 72, the English Football Federation (FA) announced.

Signed in 1967 by the legendary Bill Shankly, Ray Clemence won three European Cups -current Champions League- (1977, 1978, 1981), two UEFA Cups -current Europa League- (1973, 1976) and five English leagues with the ‘Reds’.

He then wore the Tottenham shirt from 1981, adding an FA Cup in 1982 and a UEFA Cup in 1984 to his record.

Ray Clemence made 61 caps for the England team, before being overshadowed by Peter Shilton, who remains the most capped player for the ‘Three Lions’ to date (125 caps).

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“It is with great sadness that we write to tell you that Ray Clemence passed away peacefully today, surrounded by his loved ones,” his family wrote in a statement.

“After having fought for a long time, he is now at peace and no longer suffers,” he added, while Clemence had been ill since 2005 with prostate cancer. AFP (HN).

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