Former England Footballer Jimmy Greaves Dies Aged 81

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Former England Footballer Jimmy Greaves Dies Aged 81

Jimmy Greaves scored 44 goals in his 57 appearances for England.© Twitter

The former England striker Jimmy Greaves has died aged 81, his former club Tottenham Hotspur announced on Sunday. “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not just Tottenham Hotspur’s record goalscorer but the finest marksman this country has ever seen,” the club said. “Jimmy passed away at home in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 19 September), aged 81.”

A member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad, Greaves scored 44 goals in his 57 appearances for England.

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