Former Tottenham and Chelsea striker, Jimmy Greaves MBE, has died at the age of 81.
He is reported to have passed away at home in the early hours of Sunday morning, September 19.
A statement from Tottenham read: ‘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.
‘Throughout his wonderful playing career, Jimmy’s strike rate was phenomenal. His Spurs return was 266 goals in 379 appearances between 1961 and 1970 – 220 goals in 321 league games, 32 goals in 36 FA Cup ties, five in just eight League Cup ties and nine in 14 European matches.’
Greaves is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalscorers English football has ever produced.