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Ray Clemence
Ray Clemence (1981).jpg
Clemence in September 1981
Personal information
Full nameRaymond Neal Clemence
Date of birth5 August 1948(1948-08-05)
Place of birthSkegness, Lincolnshire, England
Date of death15 November 2020(2020-11-15) (aged 72)
Place of deathCorby, Northamptonshire, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Youth career
Notts County
Senior career*
1965–1967Scunthorpe United48(0)
1981–1988Tottenham Hotspur240(0)
National team
1967–1971England U234(0)
Teams managed
1992–1993Tottenham Hotspur (with Doug Livermore)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Raymond Neal Clemence MBE (5 August 1948 – 15 November 2020) was an English professional footballer. He played as a goalkeeper. He was born in Skegness, Lincolnshire. He is one of only 25 players to have made over 1,000 career appearances.[1]


Clemence is best known as part of the Liverpool team from 1967 to 1984.[2] He started his career with Scunthorpe United. He was signed by Liverpool manager Bill Shankly in June 1967. He won five league titles, two domestic cups, two UEFA Cups, three European Cups and other trophies with Liverpool. His final game for Liverpool was in the side's 1–0 win in the 1981 European Cup Final against Real Madrid. He then played for Tottenham Hotspur. He won three trophies with Tottenham, including an FA Cup and a UEFA Cup.

Clemence played for the England national team. He played his first game against Wales in 1972. In total, he made 61 appearances for his country.

Personal life and death

Clemence's son, Stephen, was also a footballer.

Clemence had prostate cancer, first making it known to the public in 2005.[3] He died in Corby, Northamptonshire, on 15 November 2020. He was 72.[4]


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