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Jimmy Greaves

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Jimmy Greaves was quite simply the greatest English goalscorer of his generation, scoring an incredible 464 goals in just 657 matches for club and country. Greaves was a phenomenal striker, scoring on his debut for Chelsea in 1957. He finished as top League goalscorer twice whilst at Chelsea in 1959 and 1961 and his 41 league goals in the 1960-61 season remains a club record.

Greaves enjoyed a legendary career at Tottenham. He played at Spurs from 1961 to 1970, scoring a club record of 266 goals in 379 matches, including 220 goals in the First Division. Greaves finished as top League goalscorer in four seasons (1963, 1964, 1965 and 1969), an achievement that established Greaves as arguably the most consistent striker in English football history. His record of finishing top goalscorer in six seasons has never been matched.
 
Greaves won his first England cap in 1959. He went on to play 57 times and score 44 goals. He remains third in the all-time list of England goalscorers. Greaves also holds the record for most hat-tricks for England - six in all. At the 1961 British Home Championship, Greaves achieved the remarkable feat of scoring seven goals in three games as England won the title. Jimmy also played at West Ham and AC Milan. After football he presented a show with Ian St John for a number of years called Saint and Greavsie
 
Still as popular as ever, Jimmy has now forged himself a reputation as one of the finest after-dinner speakers in the UK.

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