Jimmy Greaves

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Jimmy Greaves
Jimmy Greaves at Cheslea FC December 2011 (crop).jpg
Personal information
Full name James Peter Greaves
Date of birth (1940-02-20)20 February 1940
Place of birth East Ham, London, England
Date of death 19 September 2021(2021-09-19) (aged 81)
Place of death Danbury, Essex, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957-1961
1961
1961-1970
1970-1971
Chelsea
Milan
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United
National team
1959-1967 England
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jimmy Greaves (20 February 1940 – 19 September 2021) was an English football player. He played for England national team.

Health and death[change | change source]

In May 2015, he had a stroke.[1]

Greaves died at his home in Danbury, Essex on 19 September 2021, aged 81.[2][3]

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1957/58 Chelsea First Division 35 22 2 0 - - 37 22
1958/59 42 32 2 2 - 3 3 47 37
1959/60 40 29 2 1 - - 42 30
1960/61 40 41 1 0 2 2 - 43 43
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia League Cup EuropeTotal
1961/62 Milan Serie A 14 9 0 0 - - 14 9
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1961/62 Tottenham Hotspur First Division 22 21 7 9 0 0 2 0 31 30
1962/63 41 37 1 0 0 0 6 5 48 43
1963/64 41 35 2 0 0 0 2 1 45 36
1964/65 41 29 4 6 0 0 - 45 35
1965/66 29 15 2 1 0 0 - 31 16
1966/67 38 25 8 6 1 0 - 47 31
1967/68 39 23 4 3 0 0 4 3 47 28
1968/69 42 27 4 4 6 5 - 52 36
1969/70 28 8 4 3 1 0 - 33 11
1969/70 West Ham United First Division 6 4 0 0 0 0 - 6 4
1970/71 32 9 1 0 1 0 - 34 9
Country England 516 357 44 35 11 7 17 12 588 411
Italy 14 9 0 0 - - 14 9
Total 530 366 44 35 11 7 17 12 602 420

International career statistics[change | change source]

[4]

England national team
YearAppsGoals
1959 5 2
1960 6 9
1961 4 5
1962 10 6
1963 8 8
1964 9 6
1965 5 2
1966 7 5
1967 3 1
Total 57 44

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jimmy Greaves: Former England & Spurs striker in intensive care". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  2. "England legend Greaves dies aged 81". BBC Sport. 19 September 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  3. Day-Parker, Jessica (19 September 2021). "Football legend Jimmy Greaves has died at Essex home aged 81". Essex County Standard. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  4. "James Peter "Jimmy" Greaves - Goals in International Matches". www.rsssf.com.