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Jimmy Greaves: Tottenham Hotspur and England legend dies, aged 81

News Sky, Sunday 19 September 2021

Tottenham Hotspur and England legend Jimmy Greaves has died aged 81.

During an illustrious playing career, the striker scored 382 times in 579 club appearances.

Greaves was part of England’s 1966 World Cup winning squad, and remains fourth on the Three Lions’ all-time top goalscorer list.

Greaves suffered a serious stroke in 2015
Image: Greaves is one of England’s best ever strikers

In just 57 appearances for his country, Greaves scored 44 times.

The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust were among those that paid tribute, tweeting: “Terribly sad news. The greatest goal scorer of all time. On behalf of the Trust and our members, sincere condolences to Jimmy’s family, friends and former colleagues. Rest in peace.”

On the day when Tottenham Hotspur are due to take part in one of the most important London derbies, against Chelsea, former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara told Sky Sports News: “We are going to be able to witness that (grief) today, everyone will see it, and an amazing round of applause for him.

“It’s not easy to build a legacy at a club, Jimmy was an icon, football legend, Spurs have been very lucky to have such a great player as part of their club.

“A truly sad day to have lost someone so great. He is definitely a legend.”

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