Jimmy Greaves death LATEST: Tottenham & Chelsea tributes to England’s ‘greatest ever striker’ as footballer dies age 81

LEGENDARY pundit and footballer Jimmy Greaves has passed away aged 81, it has been confirmed.

Greavesy, who was Tottenham Hotspur’s record goalscorer, died at home on Sunday morning, the club confirmed.

In a statement, Spurs said: “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not just Tottenham’s record goalscorer but the finest marksman this country has ever seen. Jimmy passed away at home in the early hours of this morning, aged 81.

“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.”

It comes after Greaves suffered a stroke in May 2015 which had left him wheelchair-bound and with severely impaired speech.

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