Former England, Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham striker Jimmy Greaves has died at the age of 81.
Greaves, who won the World Cup in 1966 with the Three Lions, is said to have lost his life on Sunday morning.
He started his career at Chelsea, scoring 124 goals in 157 matches, before spending nine years at London rivals Tottenham, winning two FA Cups and scoring twice in the 1963 European Cup Winners’ Cup final
Greaves also had a successful international career, scoring 44 goals in 57 England internationals and helping them to a FIFA World Cup crown.
Here is how the London clubs mourned one of their legends.
Everyone at Chelsea Football Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 19, 2021
Our thoughts are with his family and friends. 💙
We are saddened to learn the news of the passing of Jimmy Greaves.— West Ham United (@WestHam) September 19, 2021
The Club sends its deepest condolences to Jimmy's family and friends. pic.twitter.com/7VbZvbffCz
266 goals. 379 appearances.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 19, 2021
Not just Tottenham Hotspur’s record goalscorer but the finest marksman this country has ever seen. 💙 pic.twitter.com/rQxyjBFofH
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jimmy Greaves at the age of 81.— England (@England) September 19, 2021
Jimmy was part of our @FIFAWorldCup-winning squad and scored a remarkable 44 goals in 57 games for the #ThreeLions.
All of our thoughts are with his family, friends and former clubs. pic.twitter.com/CetXiwD25l