|24||West Ham United|
|4||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|2||Red Star Belgrade|
|1||25.09.1968||Swansea Town||Anfield||League Cup|
|100||27.10.1971||West Ham United||Upton Park||League Cup|
|250||12.04.1974||Manchester City||Maine Road||League|
|350||18.02.1976||Manchester United||Old Trafford||League|
|400||08.01.1977||Crystal Palace||Anfield||FA Cup|
|550||04.09.1979||Tranmere Rovers||Anfield||League Cup|
|600||28.04.1980||Arsenal||Villa Park||FA Cup|
|650||14.03.1981||West Ham United||Wembley||League Cup|
LFChistory.net wanted to get to know the man behind the myth and what drives Bruce Grobbelaar.
An article from the Liverpool Echo in March 1979.
By MATT LAWTON in the Daily Mail on 14 November 2013.
Tom Mallows puts the spotlight on our fantastically consistent number one.
LFChistory met Ray Clemence on his birthday for an exclusive interview about his Liverpool career and the obstacles that life puts in front of you.
Bill Shankly convinced Ray Clemence that the first team's goalkeeper's position would be his and his only soon after his arrival. A slight exaggeration on Shankly's part.
Daily Express news article from 8 June 1981.
"It’s never easy as a goalkeeper at 19, but there’s an old adage that it doesn’t matter about your age if you’re good enough. I was younger than Scott is now when I came to Liverpool from Scunthorpe. I think I was 18 when I had my first game in the first team. Then I had to wait a year or two before I became a regular."
Clemence commenting on Carson and his own career
"He was a wonderful man and we got on very well. He was the best one-on-one keeper around, how he dealt with those situations was an education ad he was the first “sweeper-keeper”. It was frustrating, but I was playing in an excellent reserve side that had won the Central League six out of seven years."
Clemence on waiting for a place in the first team because of Tommy Lawrence
"Trabzonspor in 1977 was the worst European trip. The pitch had rocks all over it. The hotel was awful, we were woken by the noise of farm animals at 5am, the food was terrible and we lost 1-0."
Ray Clemence on his worst European experience
"The final in Rome was was one of the best ever European Cup finals. We met our wives back at the hotel after the match and there was one heck of a party, especially when they let the fans in. After the first few beers I don’t remember much about the celebrations. Some of us didn’t go to bed that night. I kept going until the breakfast bar opened the next day."
Clemence on the 1977 European Cup final
"He’s a nicely-built lad, with one or two mannerisms, and maybe a wee bit cocky. But we’re getting him in plenty of time to work on him."
Shankly on Clemence
"The Spurs fans were already toasting their victory when Ronnie Whelan popped up and whipped his goal in to equalize in the dying seconds. It took a good player to do that because Ray Clemence was still a great goalkeeper, he’d kept Spurs in the game.
Paisley would not let us sit down before extra time started. He was bellowing: ‘Get up off your feet, don’t them let them see you are tired.’ It stemmed from Shankly, who would never let an opponent see that you were weak. After that, we felt we had it in the bag."
Phil Neal on the 1982 Milk Cup final vs. Tottenham
"Sometimes I feel I'm hardly wanted in this Liverpool team. If I get two or three saves to make I've had a busy day."
"Ray was one of the best goalkeepers I have ever seen. He is in England's top three alongside Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton. No one dominated the box as well as Clem. He made things look easy which is the sign of a top keeper. Ray was one of those people who was really enthusiastic in training. He always wanted people to take shots at him. He defied you to try and put the ball in the net. That's the sign of someone who was always on top of the job and confident in his own ability."
Ian Callaghan on Ray Clemence
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Scunthorpe United||1965-1966||England Third Division||4||0||4||0|
|Scunthorpe United||1966-1967||England Third Division||44||0||46||0|
|St George||1978-1979||Phillips Soccer League (Australia)||2||0||2||0|
|Tottenham||1981-1982||England First Division||38||0||62||0|
|Tottenham||1982-1983||England First Division||41||0||54||0|
|Tottenham||1983-1984||England First Division||26||0||37||0|
|Tottenham||1984-1985||England First Division||42||0||58||0|
|Tottenham||1985-1986||England First Division||42||0||58||0|
|Tottenham||1986-1987||England First Division||40||0||55||2|
|Tottenham||1987-1988||England First Division||11||0||13||0|