The former English striker Jimmy Greaves, champion in the 1966 World Cup and Tottenham Hotspur's all-time top scorer, died this Sunday at age 81
The former English striker Jimmy Greaves, champion in the 1966 World Cup and Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time top scorer, died this Sunday at age 81, the London club reported.
“We are very saddened to learn of the death of the great Jimmy Greaves, not just Tottenham Hotspur’s record scorer, but the best spiker this country has ever seen. Jimmy died at home in the early hours of this morning, “reported the British entity.
Greaves had long had a difficult health condition after two heart attacks and a stroke that forced him to move around in a wheelchair and caused speech difficulties.
The English football legend played two World Cups: Chile 1962, in which he scored the Argentine national team – his only goal in the top FIFA competition – and England 1966, which crowned the local team.
In that World Cup, Greaves started all three first-phase games and missed the final round due to injury.
As a Tottenham footballer, he scored 266 goals in 379 games between 1961 and 1970: 220 goals in 321 league games, 32 goals in 36 FA Cup qualifiers, 5 in 8 League Cup crosses and 9 in 14 European games. .