Jimmy Greaves is Spurs’ record goalscorer.
England, Tottenham and Chelsea great Jimmy Greaves is currently getting treatment in hospital.
No one has actually scored more top-flight goals in English football than the 80- year-old, who became part of the victorious 1966 World Cup squad.
Greaves suffered an extreme stroke in May 2015, which left him wheelchair-bound.
We can validate that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being dealt with inhospital We are in touch with his family and will offer more updates in due course.
Everyone at the Club sends their best desires to Jimmy and hisfamily pic.twitter.com/tDneZxDc3m
— Tottenham Hotspur (at) (@SpursOfficial) April 7, 2020
In a declaration late on Tuesday night, Tottenham stated: “We can validate that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being dealt with in hospital.
” We are in touch with his family and will offer more updates in due course.
“Everybody at the club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family.”
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Free-scoring Greaves came through the ranks at Chelsea, netting 132 goals in 169 matches prior to signing up with Italian giants Air Conditioning Milan
The striker returned to England when signing up with Spurs for ₤99,999 in December 1961 and scored a record- breaking 266 goals in 379 competitive appearances for the north London club.
Greaves won 2 FA Cups and the Cup Winners’ Cup at White Hart Lane, prior to signing up with West Ham as the late, great Martin Peters moved the other way.
He scored 44 goals in 57 appearances for England, with an injury in the final group game of the 1966 World Cup enabling Sir Geoff Hurst the opportunity to enter the side.