Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Jimmy Greaves: England, Tottenham And Chelsea Footballing Legend Dies, Aged 81

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Jimmy Greaves, the former England, Tottenham and Chelsea footballer, has died aged 81.

Nobody scored more top-flight goals in English football Greaves, who was part of the triumphant 1966 World Cup squad.

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Greaves scored a record-breaking 266 goals in 379 competitive appearances for Tottenham, winning two FA Cups, and also played for Chelsea, AC Milan and West Ham.

He also scored 44 goals in 57 appearances for England and is fourth on the all-time England goalscorers list behind Wayne Rooney, Sir Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker.

Spurs confirmed the news in a statement, saying: “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves.

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“We extend our deepest sympathies to Jimmy’s family and friends at this sad time. Rest in peace, Jimmy.”

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Greaves suffered a stroke in May 2015 which has left him wheelchair-bound and with severely impaired speech and died at home on Sunday morning.

Photo Credit: Getty

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