Tottenham’s all-time record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves turns 80 next Thursday and, in order to mark the special occasion, the club have announced that they will hold a celebration during the Champions League fixture against RB Leipzig.
Greaves, who is considered by some to be the greatest striker to ever grace the game, scored an astonishing 266 goals in 381 competitive appearances in Spurs colours (Wikipedia).
He also won two FA Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup during the nine years he spent at White Hart Lane between 1961 and 1970.
The legendary striker, who was part of England’s World Cup-winning squad in 1966, suffered a stroke in 2015 and is now wheelchair-bound.
The club have announced that Greaves will adorn the front cover of a special-edition A4-sized Champions League official matchday programme and that supporters will be able to enjoy a video montage of his incredible career on the big screens inside the stadium at half-time.
They also revealed that members of the former striker’s family will be in attendance for the match and will take part in a pitchside presentation on Greaves’ behalf.
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While I am not old enough to have had the opportunity to see Greaves play live, I have heard from countless fans over the years that he was arguably our best ever. So it really is a nice touch by the club to honour the legendary striker on his accomplishments. It certainly doesn’t look like his record is ever likely to be beaten.
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