Jimmy Greaves Profile
Jimmy Greaves was an English footballer who had a highly successful playing career in the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. He was one of the most prolific goalscorers of his generation and is widely regarded as one of the greatest English strikers of all time. Greaves played for several clubs throughout his career, both in England and abroad, and also represented his country at international level.
Greaves was born in London, England, in 1940, and began his professional career at Chelsea in 1957. He quickly established himself as one of the most promising young players in the country, scoring 132 goals in 169 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions. Greaves won the First Division title with Chelsea in 1954-55 and also helped the team reach the FA Cup final in 1962, although they were beaten by Tottenham Hotspur in the final.
In 1961, Greaves moved to Italian club AC Milan, becoming one of the first English players to play in Serie A. However, his time in Italy was short-lived, and he returned to England to sign for Tottenham Hotspur in 1961. At Spurs, Greaves enjoyed the most successful spell of his career, helping the team win two FA Cups, a European Cup Winners' Cup, and the First Division title during his nine seasons at the club. He also finished as the top scorer in the First Division four times during his career, scoring 266 goals in 379 appearances for Tottenham.
After leaving Tottenham, Greaves played for several other clubs, including West Ham United, where he won the FA Cup in 1975, and Barnet, where he finished his playing career in 1977. Greaves also represented his country at international level, making his debut for England in 1959. He played in two World Cups for his country, including the 1966 tournament, where he was unfortunately injured and did not play in the final, which England won.
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