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Online jivvy

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RIP Jimmy Greaves

Former England striker and Tottenham's record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves has died at the age of 81.

Greaves began his career with Chelsea before spells at AC Milan, Spurs and West Ham.

He scored 44 goals in 57 games for England and was a member of the 1966 World Cup-winning squad.

His holds the record for most goals in English top-flight football with 357, and scored 266 goals in 379 matches for Tottenham.

Greaves' 41 goals in 1960-61 remains a record in a season for Chelsea, and he also holds the Spurs record with 37 in 1962-63.

A Tottenham statement read: "We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not just Tottenham Hotspur'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
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Let's not forget another of our '66 heroes - Roger Hunt R.I.P. He was one hell of a goal scorer.

"Roger Hunt, England World Cup winner and Liverpool’s record league goalscorer, has died. Hunt, 83, was part of Sir Alf Ramsey team of legends at Wembley in 1966, and such were his feats at Anfield under Bill Shankly, he was fondly referred to as ‘Sir Roger’. The Warrington-born striker spent 11 years at Liverpool, scoring an incredible 285 times. That tally is only eclipsed by Ian Rush, but Hunt’s 244 league goals remains a club record. At club level, Hunt will always be associated with Shankly’s all-conquering team of the 1960s. Hunt was at the club when Shankly arrived in 1959, and he would go on to form a devastating partnership with Ian St John to propel Liverpool to the pinnacle of English football.

Hunt scored 41 goals in 41 games as Liverpool won promotion to the top flight in 1962. He then helped Liverpool to the league title in 1964 and was pivotal to the club’s first FA Cup win in 1965, inevitably scoring against Leeds United in the Wembley final. The ultimate achievement followed in the same stadium a year later as, having again inspired Liverpool to the league title, Hunt became a fixture of Ramsey’s England team.
He played in each of the country’s six World Cup games, first paired with Jimmy Greaves and then Geoff Hurst. Such was Hunt’s integrity as a footballer, his assertion that Hurst's second goal of the final against West Germany did indeed cross the line was taken as the most compelling evidence of its legitimacy by his teammates.

Hunt was Liverpool’s leading goalscorer for eight successive years until he left Anfield in 1969 and spent three seasons at Bolton Wanderers. Amid the ongoing calls for the England heroes of 1966 to receive royal recognition for their achievement, The Kop offered their own 'unofficial' knighthood to their hero. Hunt was finally awarded an MBE in 2000

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