Ray Clemence

Ray Clemence

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  • Coach In The England Setup & Former International Player
  • Liverpool Goalkeeping Legend

Ray Clemence, MBE was born on the 5th August 1948 in Skegness, England. 

Clemence made his debut for Scunthorpe United in 1966 and was spotted and signed by Liverpool manager Bill Shankly a year later.  
By 1972 Clemence was a regular for England but the presence of Peter Shilton meant that the England management struggled to decide which keeper was the best, and ended up alternating their selection. 

In 1981 the emergence of Bruce Grobbelaar at Liverpool put Clemence under threat for his place for the first time in eleven years (during which period he played in more than 650 matches) this led Clemence to sign for Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £300,000.
Clemence was part of the England squad which qualified for Euro 1980 and in 1982, he was in the squad which qualified for the World Cup. 
Shortly after the 82 World Cup Clemence retired from international football with a total of 61 caps. 
He retired from Spurs in 1988 and joined the coaching staff, working his way through to the first team, before leaving to become manager of Barnet in 1994. 

Three years later, he was recruited by his former Spurs and England team-mate Glenn Hoddle as goalkeeping coach for the England team, a position he continued to hold under Hoddle’s successors Kevin Keegan and Sven-Göran Eriksson. He remains in that position to this day, and occasionally works as a pundit on TV and radio.