Tributes to former Liverpool FC star Ray Lambert

06 November 2009 12:00
FORMER Liverpool FC full back Ray Lambert has died at the age of 87.[LNB]Mr Lambert joined the club as a schoolboy in 1936, aged 13, and signed as a professional footballer with the club on his 17th birthday.[LNB]His footballing career was brought to a halt the same year with the outbreak of WWII during which he played football for the army.[LNB]Following the war he played 341 games for Liverpool as a defender alongside Bob Paisley and Billy Liddell including their title-winning 1946/47 season and scored two career goals, which were both penalties.[LNB]He played in the FA Cup final of 1950 when Liverpool lost 2-0 to Arsenal before hanging up his boots in 1956. Mr Lambert also represented Wales five times between 1947 and 1949.[LNB]After retiring from football he became a newsagent in Wavertree.[LNB]His son Adrian said: 'He thoroughly enjoyed his football at Liverpool - he used to get the bus from Flint with an Evertonian for training sessions.[LNB]'He had offers from the likes of Chester near the end of his career, but he wanted to finish at a big club.

Source: Liverpool_Echo