Jimmy Greaves, England World Cup winner and Tottenham record goalscorer, dies aged 81

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Jimmy Greaves, a member of the England squad that won the 1966 World Cup and one of Britain's greatest forwards, dies at the age of 81.
Jimmy Greaves, a member of the England squad that won the 1966 World Cup and one of Britain's greatest forwards, has died at the age of 81.

Key points: Greaves was Tottenham's all-time record scorer with 266 goals

Greaves was Tottenham's all-time record scorer with 266 goals He played in England's three group games at the 1966 World Cup

He played in England's three group games at the 1966 World Cup After suffering an injury, he was replaced in the final by hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst

Greaves was Tottenham Hotspur's record goalscorer and his death was announced by the Premier League club.

Tottenham said in a statement that Greaves, who also played for West Ham United and had a short spell with Italian club AC Milan, died at his home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Greaves, who suffered a stroke six years ago, scored 266 goals for Tottenham between 1961 and 1970 and his 37 league goals in the 1962-63 season remains a club record.

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