LONDON (AP) — Ray Clemence, the previous Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper, has died. He was 72.
The Soccer Affiliation confirmed the information Sunday with out giving a reason behind dying.
Clemence, one of many biggest English goalkeepers of his era, received three European Cups and 5 top-tier league titles throughout a trophy-laden spell at Liverpool.
He made 61 England appearances and was a rival for the No. 1 shirt with Peter Shilton, who collected 125 caps.
Clemence was a key member of the Liverpool workforce that dominated Europe between 1977 and 1981, and in addition picked up two UEFA Cups, an FA Cup and the League Cup.
At Tottenham, which he joined in 1981 aged 32 for a payment of then 300,000 kilos ($390,000), he received one other UEFA Cup and FA Cup.
Clemence is survived by his spouse Veronica, son Stephen — a former participant himself and now a coach — and daughters Sarah and Julie.
“With nice unhappiness, we write to let you recognize that Ray Clemence handed away peacefully as we speak, surrounded by his loving household,” stated a press release from the Clemence household.
“After combating so laborious, for such a very long time, he’s now at peace and in no extra ache.”
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