According to The Sun, legendary Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Jimmy Greaves is finally set to be given a gong in the New Year’s honours, for playing his part in England’s 1966 World Cup triumph.
Greaves is Tottenham’s all-time leading goal scorer with 266 goals to his name in the famous Lilywhites shirt.
He also had an impressive record for England, having found the back of the net 44 times in 57 appearances.
The Spurs legend picked up an injury in the group stages of the Three Lions’ successful 1966 World Cup campaign, with replacement Geoff Hurst going on to score a hat-trick in the 4-2 final win over West Germany after manager Sir Alf Ramsey opted to stick with a winning team.
According to The Sun, Greaves and Ron Flowers are the only two surviving members from the victorious 1966 group to have not been honoured so far.
Both former greats will now be made an MBE by the Queen in the New Year’s honours.
Spurs Web Opinion
It is certainly about time that Greavsie is honoured for his contribution. The MBE is well deserved for what he has done for the English game.
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