England goalkeepers Jorran Pickford, Nick Pope and Dean Henderson pay tribute to Ray Clemens after the death of Liverpool and Tottenham

England goalkeepers Jorran Pickford, Nick Pope and Dean Henderson pay tribute to Ray Clemens after the death of Liverpool and Tottenham

England’s current goalkeepers paid tribute to one of the three Lions’ greatest glovesmen before Wednesday’s clash with Iceland.

Ray Clemens, the great storyteller of Liverpool and Tottenham, died tragically last Sunday at the age of 72, and the world of football has since honored him with a brilliant shot stopper.

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Ray Clemens passed away last week, following a tragic weekend

He won the Won1 cap for England during his illustrious career, and at the end of his playing days he worked in the international set-up for 17 years.

Clemens is a true legend of the English game – and without a doubt one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the game – and was honored before his first home game in England.

The Three Lions are wearing black arbands for the National League Fixer vs. Iceland, and the Clemens 1 shirt was placed behind one of the Wembley goals before the kick-off.

Current England keepers Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope and Dean Henderson and goalkeeper coach Martin Margesson also asked him before putting on the jersey.

The current England goalkeepers posed with the No. 1 shirt

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The current England goalkeepers posed with the No. 1 shirt

A statement from the Clemens family announced the passing of the great goalkeeper.

“Sadly, we are writing to tell you that Ray Clemens passed away peacefully today, surrounded by his loving family.

“After fighting so hard, for so long, he is now at peace and no one is suffering.

Pickford put the shirt behind the target in honor of the shirt

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Pickford put the shirt behind the target in honor of the shirt

“The family would like to say a big thank you for all the love and support they have received over the years.

“He loved us all so much that he will never be forgotten.”

He is survived by his wife Veronica, son Stephen – a former player himself and now a coach – and daughters Sarah and Julie.

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