Rio Ferdinand and Ian Wright lead tributes to England legend Jimmy Greaves who has died aged 81

‘An enormous loss to the footballing world’: Rio Ferdinand and Ian Wright lead tributes to Tottenham and England legend Jimmy Greaves after his dying on the age of 81

Tributes have been paid to legendary Tottenham and England star Jimmy Greaves MBE who has died on the age of 81. 

Spurs introduced that their all-time file goalscorer and one of many best gamers within the membership’s historical past handed away early on Sunday morning.

Greaves was the best goalscorer of his time scoring 447 targets throughout his membership career which additionally included spells at Chelsea, West Ham and AC Milan. 


Tributes have been paid to legendary England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves


The greatest goalscorer of his generation died at the age of 81 early on Sunday morning

The best goalscorer of his era died on the age of 81 early on Sunday morning

Tributes have flooded in since Tottenham broke the information on social media, with the membership tweeting:  ‘We are extraordinarily saddened to be taught of the passing of the good Jimmy Greaves. We prolong our deepest sympathies to Jimmy’s household and mates at this unhappy time. Rest in peace, Jimmy’

West Ham the place Greaves spent one season added: ‘We are saddened to be taught the information of the passing of Jimmy Greaves. The Club sends its deepest condolences to Jimmy’s household and mates.’

Former footballers have paid their respects with Rio Ferdinand writing: ‘Big loss to the footballing world.. sending my condolences to the Greaves household. First autobiography I ever learn! Inspiration.’


Greaves also had spells at Chelsea, West Ham and AC Milan during a legendary career

Greaves additionally had spells at Chelsea, West Ham and AC Milan throughout a legendary career

Arsenal legend Ian Wright commented: ‘The first footballers identify I ever heard from my trainer. “No Ian! Finish like Jimmy Greaves!” May he relaxation in peace.’

Former Tottenham participant Graham Roberts mentioned: ‘So sorry to hear the dying of the best striker of all time in England and my good friend @jimmy_greaves and sorry to his fantastic household and my good pal Danny. 

‘Very unhappy day for all and at present let’s all present Jimmy our love from each golf equipment. Rip you nice man.’

Former striker and TV pundit Tony Cottee tweeted: ‘I’m so unhappy to hear the information about Jimmy Greaves… My ideas exit to his household. There have been many nice goalscorers through the years however none have been nearly as good as him ! RIP Jimmy.’

While TV presenter Dan Walker posted: ‘My dad beloved watching Jimmy Greaves on the pitch and I beloved watching him on the TV. His 44 targets for England got here in simply 57 video games!!! Incredible footballer and a giant a part of so many individuals’s lives. Very unhappy to hear about his dying.’

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