Ray Clemence’s daughter pays tribute to her father with incredible montage of family photos and says ‘heaven has gained an angel’ – after the ex-England and Liverpool goalkeeper passed away aged 72 following a battle with illness
- Ex- Liverpool and England goalkeeper Ray Clemence passed away on Sunday
- Clemence died at the age of 72 was surrounded by his family on the weekend
- His daughter, Julie Davis, posted an emotional tribute to her father on Twitter
- The tribute was accompanied with a touching montage of photos and videos
Ray Clemence’s daughter has posted an emotional social media tribute to her father following the football legend’s passing last week on Sunday.
The former goalkeeper and England coach died at the age of 72 after fighting illness, with tributes pouring in for the ex-Liverpool and Tottenham shot stopper even since his passing was announced.
Clemence’s daughter, Julie Davis, posted a video of some treasured photographs and videos of the former footballer with his family and revealed how proud she was of her father.
The daughter (right) of Ray Clemence (right) has paid tribute to her late father on social media
The former Liverpool and England shot stopper (second right) died on Sunday at the age of 72
The Twitter post read: ‘This morning heaven gained an Angel…. My Dad fought his best battle till the end but he’s now at peace.
‘Dad you lived your best life and I was always so proud of you Love you #YoullNeverWalkAlone #LFC’.
Clemence won three European Cups, five league titles, two UEFA Cups and an FA Cup while at Liverpool, before winning more honours with Tottenham in the 1980s.
The social media post contained footage and still images of Clemence (above) with his family
The goalkeeper retired in 1989 but took on a coaching role with the England national team, where he made 61 appearances during his playing days.
He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005 and it was revealed in October of this year that he was severely ill.
Among the high-profile faces in football to pay tribute to Clemence was Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish, who played with Clemence at Anfield.
Goalkeeper Clemence was arguably one of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation
The former Liverpool number seven said on Sunday: ‘We have lost a true legend. Clem was a fantastic team-mate and great to be around.
‘I will never forget how he helped me to settle in at Anfield. Our thoughts are with the Clemence family.’
Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp told Sky Sports on Sunday: ‘A true legend of the game, such a nice man and a very gently human being. An incredible goalkeeper as well.
After his retirement from playing, Clemence took up a coaching role with the England team
‘He was such a brave man, he suffered for a long time. My thoughts go with his family and from all of football. He did it (his job) with so much class.’
Before England’s match with Belgium last weekend, Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate added: ‘He’s been a wonderful servant for England. Not just for two massive clubs but for England as well.
‘An incredible goalkeeper and he represented England for a long time and (did a lot of work) behind the scenes at the FA.’