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Sad.. Former England, Liverpool And Tottenham Goalkeeper, Ray Clemence Dies @ 72

In a statement on Sunday, the Clemence family disclosed that he “passed away peacefully today surrounded by his loving family”.

They added, “After fighting so hard, for such a long time, he’s now at peace and in no more pain”.

Clemence was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2005.

He won five League titles and three European Cups with Liverpool between 1967 and 1981, and also lifted the FA Cup, League Cup and two UEFA Cups during his time at Anfield.

In total, he made 470 league appearances for Liverpool before joining Tottenham.

During his seven-year spell at Spurs, Clemence helped the club retain the FA Cup in 1982 and made 330 appearances.

The legendary goalkeeper was capped by England on 61 occasions, worked on the north London club’s coaching staff, and was also inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame in November 2014.

Clemence made his England debut in 1972 and spent the majority of his 11-year international career in a battle with Peter Shilton for the number-one shirt.

He captained the Three Lions for the first and only time in a narrow defeat to Brazil at Wembley in 1981 and later took up the role of goalkeeper coach with the Football Association.

His wife Veronica, son Stephen, who is currently the assistant coach at Newcastle United, and daughters Sarah and Julie stated, “The family would like to say a huge thank you, for all the love and support that he’s received over the years.

“He was loved so much by us all and he will never be forgotten.”

Former England keeper Peter Shilton wrote on Twitter: “I’m absolutely devastated to be told of the sad news that Ray Clemence has just passed away. We were rivals but good friends.

“Ray was a brilliant goalkeeper with a terrific sense of humour. I will miss him a great deal as we’ve kept friends long after retiring. RIP my friend.”

Liverpool great Sir Kenny Dalglish said, “Today 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.

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Video+Photos: World Stars React As Sadio Mane Singlehandedly Builds Ultra-Modern Hospital In Senegal

Reports has it that Liverpool star Sadio Mane has revealed he is building a hospital in his home country of Senegal which will open in six months time. Sadio Mane has often showed his kind side away from the football pitch as he is involved in a number of philanthropic initiatives with regards to building schools in his hometown of Senegal.

Sadio Mane is not stopping just yet as he is currently helping address the healthcare crisis in his country by building a hospital. Speaking in his upcoming documentary highlighted by The Guardian, the 27-year-old revealed the death of his father when he was aged just seven inspired him to undertake the project.

Before he passed away, he had this kind of sickness for weeks. We brought him some traditional medicine and it kept him calm for three or four months. The sickness came back but this time the medicine didn’t work and because there was no hospital in Bambali they had to take him to the next village,” Mané tells the Guardian.

“I remember my sister was also born at home because there is no hospital in our village. It was a really, really sad situation for everyone. I wanted to build one to give people hope,” he added.

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Liverpool Striker Sadio Mane Releases Touching Documentary Of His Grass To Grace Story

Sadio Mane has released his own film where he talked about his rise to stardom in the beautiful game of football. ‘Made in Senegal’ is a documentary that focused on the humbling beginnings of the Liverpool forward and the sacrifices he made in becoming a professional footballer. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp also featured in a segment of the film explaining the exceptional talent of the Senegalese striker.

Mane’s strike partner Mohamed Salah also talked about their formidable combination in the frontline of the Merseyside club. The movie which was produced in conjunction with Rakuten begins with Mane’s beginnings growing up in a small village in Senegal.It talks about his journey into the global spotlight of premiership football and winning the Champions League with Liverpool. Speaking on the documentary,.

Mané said: “I wanted to show to the people that you can achieve anything in the world, if you are ready to build on your dreams and put in hard work. I am made in Senegal.” Teresa López, European Content Director of Rakuten TV, stated; “Rakuten TV is delighted to present this new documentary, as we continue building our strategy to offer exclusive and original content for free. “Sports are a fantastic way for people to connect together all over the world, and ‘Made in Senegal’ has such a powerful narrative, which I think audiences will love as much as we do. “The film attracted our attention from the very first moment, telling a story of self-belief and determination to achieve your dreams, of all which embodies Rakuten’s key values.”