James Peter “Jimmy” Greavesis (Jimmy Greaves)a former England international footballer. He is England’s fourth highest international goalscorer, Tottenham Hotspur’s highest ever goalscorer, the highest goalscorer in the history of English top-flight football, and has also scored more hat-tricksfor England than anyone else. He finished as the First Division’s top scorer in six seasons. He is a member of the English Football Hall of Fame…
Saint and Greavsie was a British television show in which former footballers Ian St John and Jimmy Greaves discussed current football themes such as the day’s matches. It ran on ITV from 1985 to 1992.
Jimmy passed away at home in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 19 September.”
We signed to play until the day we died, and we did.
We are really the victims of our own problems.
The thing about sport, any sport, is that swearing is very much part of it.
On Paul Gascoigne: “A man capable of breaking both leg and wind at the same time.”
Football tactics are rapidly becoming as complicated as the chemical formula for splitting the atom.
On his recent stroke: “I should be dead. But I’m here and I’m fighting fit. Now I want to live until I’m at least 90.”
“I think Charlie George was one of Arsenal’s all time great players. A lot of people might not agree with that, but I personally do”
On fatherhood: “The minute you have kids you start worrying and it never stops. Worry is closely followed by cost.”
“The biggest regret of my whole football career was leaving White Hart Lane in 1970…..my interest in football weakened after that. I was heartbroken”
On his dribbling ability: “I started doing it in the school playground. It’s instinctive, natural. I’ve no idea how I scored the goal against United. If you thought about it, you wouldn’t do it as well.”
“Arsenal have class. I remember when I was at Spurs, the Arsenal players would arrive for matches in their navy blazers with the gold gun emblem sewn into their pockets and grey slacks. We couldnâ€™t match their ground with that beautiful main entrance, marble halls and spiral staircase. Even in 1961 when we won the Double, we were never as big a club as Arsenal.”
Quotes About Jjimmy Graves
“Jimmy Greaves will be remembered as a prodigy, pioneer and pundit as well as one of the greatest natural goalscorers English football has ever” @BBCSport
“You hear the term genius, and it is the one word which applies to Jimmy.” @SkySports
“The light was switched off, and suddenly you’re in the dark,” Jimmy Greaves said when his playing career ended. Even more inspiring than his brilliance on the pitch was how he escaped that darkness. A man full of goals, and full of life. “ Paul Hayward