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Jimmy Greaves: Tottenham Hotspur and England legend’s life in pictures

Written by on 19 September 2021

Jimmy Greaves, legendary Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and England striker, has died aged 81.

Here is a look at his life in pictures.

Mike England and Jimmy Greaves celebrate Spurs' FA Cup Final 2-1 victory over Chelsea with a pint of milk in May 1967 Image: Mike England and Jimmy Greaves celebrate Spurs’ FA Cup Final 2-1 victory over Chelsea with a pint of milk in May 1967 Jimmy Greaves in August 1963 Image: Jimmy Greaves in August 1963 Greaves shoots the ballpast a Mexican defender during the England v Mexico World Cup group match at Wembley Stadium. England won 2-0 Image: Greaves shoots during the England v Mexico 1966 World Cup group match at Wembley Stadium Jimmy Greaves and his Spitting Image puppet meet at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, at the Television and Radio Industries Club's 1986 TRIC Awards ceremony Image: Jimmy Greaves and his Spitting Image puppet meet at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, at the Television and Radio Industries Club’s 1986 TRIC Awards ceremony Jimmy Greaves smiles after collecting his medal presented by Prime Minister Gordon Brown for representing his country in the 1966 World Cup Image: Jimmy Greaves picks up with World Cup winners medal in 2009 – players not in the starting XI were not initially awarded medals Jimmy Greaves smiles after collecting his medal presented by Prime Minister Gordon Brown for representing his country in the 1966 World Cup Jimmy Greaves in action for Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in 1965 Image: Jimmy Greaves in action for Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in 1965 Jimmy Greaves in action at White Hart Lane Image: Jimmy Greaves in action at White Hart Lane Jimmy Greaves practices in August 1966 Image: Jimmy Greaves strikes a ball during training in August 1966 Jimmy Greaves leaps for a ball and scores in Spur's match against West Bromwich at White Heart Lane in December 1966 Image: Jimmy Greaves scores for Spurs against West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane in December 1966 Jimmy Greaves shares a slice of cake with Linda the chimpanzee at the PDSA sanatorium, Ilford, in December 1964 Image: Jimmy Greaves shares a slice of cake with Linda the chimpanzee at the PDSA sanatorium, Ilford, in December 1964 Jimmy Greaves makes his way on to the pitch at half time to collect his 1966 World Cup winners medal. Image: Jimmy Greaves makes his way on to the pitch at half time to collect his 1966 World Cup winners medal. Jimmy Greaves of Chelsea, 1st August 1957 Image: Jimmy Greaves, pictured in August 1957, started his career at Chelsea England striker Jimmy Greaves in action during an England training session circa  1966. Image: Greaves in training for England in 1966. He remains the Three Lion’s fourth top goalscorer of all time 20th May 1967:  Joe Kinnear and Jimmy Greaves of Tottenham Hotspur celebrate after beating Chelsea in the FA Cup Final. Image: Joe Kinnear and Jimmy Greaves celebrate after Spurs beat Chelsea in the FA Cup Final in May 1967

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