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Raymond Neal "Ray" Clemence, MBE (born 5 August 1948) is a former England international football goalkeeper.

Clemence joined Tottenham Hotspur in 1981 for a fee of £300,000 from Liverpool. The two clubs reached the 1982 League Cup final, which Liverpool won 3–1. Spurs did, however, win the FA Cup, defeating QPR 1–0 after a replay.

Clemence's first Tottenham appearance was in the 1981 F.A. Charity Shield against Aston Villa at Wembley on 22 August 1981, where Mark Falco and Peter Withe each scored twice in an entertaining 2–2 draw, with his League debut coming a week later at Ayresome Park. Middlesbrough couldn't prevent Clemence starting off with a win, losing 3–1. His first clean-sheet came three games later on 12 September at Molineux, when he kept Wolverhampton Wanderers off the scoresheet in the 1–0 victory.

Spurs won the UEFA Cup in 1984. Clemence missed the final against Anderlecht through injury, but was on the bench as substitute goalkeeper in a match famously won when Tony Parks saved twice during the penalty shootout. Clemence reached a fifth F.A Cup final in 1987, where Spurs lost to Coventry City. He is in a select group of players who have appeared in five or more F.A Cup finals. Clemence sustained an Achilles tendon injury in Tottenham's away match at Norwich in October 1987, which forced his retirement from playing in 1988. Shortly after retiring Clemence joined the Spurs coaching staff.

Ray Clemence became joint-first team manager with Doug Livermore for the 1992-93 season, including the inaugural Premier League season.


1981 - Charity Shield (shared)
1981-82 - FA Cup (7)
1983-84 - UEFA Cup (2)

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1982 Football League Cup Final squad - runners-up
GK: ClemenceLB: HughtonCB: MillerCB: PriceRB: Perryman (c) • LM: GalvinCM: HoddleCM: ArdilesRM: HazardCF: ArchibaldCF: CrooksMF: Villa • - Manager: Burkinshaw
1982 FA Cup Final squad - winners
GK: ClemenceLB: HughtonCB: MillerCB: PriceRB: Perryman (c) • LM: GalvinCM: HoddleCM: RobertsRM: HazardCF: ArchibaldCF: CrooksMF: Brooke • - Manager: Burkinshaw
1984 UEFA Cup Final squad - winners
GK: ParksRB: ThomasCB: RobertsCB: MillerLB: HughtonRM: StevensCM: Perryman (c) • CM: HazardLM: GalvinCF: FalcoCF: ArchibaldMF: MabbuttFW: CrooksMF: CookeDF: CulverhouseGK: ClemenceMF: ArdilesDF: BowenMF: DickGK: Clemence - Manager: Burkinshaw
1987 FA Cup Final squad - runners-up
GK: ClemenceRB: HughtonCB: Gough (c) • CB: MabbuttLB: ThomasMF: HodgeMF: P. AllenMF: WaddleMF: HoddleMF: ArdilesCF: C. AllenDF: StevensFW: Claesen - Manager: Pleat