Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that legendary goalkeeper Ray Clemence has tragically passed away at the age of 72.
Clemence was one of the greatest ever goalkeepers to don the Tottenham shirt, clocking up 330 competitive appearances for the club between 1981 and 1987.
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of legendary former goalkeeper Ray Clemence.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Ray's family and many friends throughout the game at this sad time.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 15, 2020
He helped Spurs win the FA Cup in 1982 and narrowly missed out on the League Cup and the Cup Winners Cup that campaign, helping the Lilywhites to the finals and semifinals in the respective tournaments that year.
Clemence also enjoyed tremendous success at Liverpool before joining Spurs, being part of one of the Reds’ most successful eras.
The goalkeeper, who was capped 62 times by England, went on to be inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame in November 2014.
The club revealed that the legendry shot-stopper passed away peacefully today following a long battle with illness, surrounded by his loving family.
A statement from his family 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.”
The Three Lions also paid tribute to the legend on his passing.
We are extremely saddened to learn that former #ThreeLions goalkeeper and coach Ray Clemence has passed away at the age of 72.
All of our thoughts are with Ray’s family, friends and former clubs at this time. pic.twitter.com/VfMLuhH8zw
— England (@England) November 15, 2020
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