Illness Become England Satr Jimmy Greaves’ Cause of Death
One of England’s greatest ever forwards, Jimmy Greaves’ cause of death, has been partly revealed after he passed away on Sunday (September 19, 2021) at the age of 81. May the legend rest in paradise.
The heartbreaking news was confirmed by Spurs Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in an official statement on their website, writing, “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not just Tottenham Hotspur’s record.”
Greaves came to fame at Chelsea, scoring 132 goals in 169 matches between 1957 and 1961. Following a short spell in Milan, he went to north London to enter Tottenham’s team, where he scored 266 goals in 329 games.
He was born in East Ham on 20 February 1940 and kicked off his career in the junior ranks at Chelsea, where he became a professional in May 1957. Ironically against Spurs at White Hart Lane on 24 August 1957, in a 1-1 draw, the star scored on his Blues debut, which would become a common characteristic during his playing days.
Jimmy Greaves continued his starry days at Stamford Bridge until June 1961, when he went to AC Milan, and his 41-goal haul in the First Division in 1960/61 still is Chelsea’s record for a single season.
It was only a short vacation to Italy, however. Nine goals in 14 Serie A appearances was an incredible comeback. However, he never settled in Milan, so Bill Nicholson moved swiftly to secure his services, and he entered Spurs in December 1961. Jimmy had a similar impression with England, netting 44 goals in 57 caps to become his country’s fourth-highest goalscorer of all time.
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Story Behind Jimmy Greaves’ Cause of Death
Although there is no detailed report about Jimmy Greaves’ cause of death at this time, some unofficial sources claim he was suffering from an illness recently, and it finally caused him breathed his last at home in the early hours of this morning.
Beloved Jimmy suffered a stroke in May 2015, leaving him wheelchair-bound and with severely impaired speech, but we do not know if these health problems caused him to lose his life.
US day News does not confirm any rumors, but our team is trying to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible. Nevertheless, family privacy should be respected at this difficult time.
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The team’s statement added, “Jimmy passed away at home in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 19 September), aged 81. Throughout his wonderful playing career, Jimmy’s strike rate was phenomenal. His Spurs return was 266 goals in 379 appearances between 1961 and 1970 – 220 goals in 321 league games, 32 goals in 36 FA Cup ties, five in just eight League Cup ties, and nine in 14 European matches.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the legend’s family, friends, teammates, fans, and all of his loved ones on these challenging days. You can also leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor him; Fans widely ask, “what happened to Jimmy Greaves ?” So if you have any related information about his passing, please share it with us.
His obituary also announced, “Although we had just won the ‘Double,’ there’s no question that Jimmy’s arrival in N17 made us an even better team. He was a natural goalscorer, always in the right place at the right time to add the finishing touch to another well-worked move. At the same time, he could also create his own goals, as he did on numerous occasions by gliding past defenders and passing the ball into the back of the net. He possessed immaculate ball control, great balance, and such composure in front of goal that he rarely spurned an opportunity.”
He leaves behind his wife Irene, their four children, ten grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Reactions to Death of Jimmy Greaves’ Cause of Death
Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts; however, fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.
Immediately after the tragic news was released, many of Jolidee’s friends and fans expressed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes:
A user said, “Another week of football and another football therapy session booked in. Come join us tonight at 9pm to get it all off your chest. Oh and we will be paying tribute to Jimmy Greaves.”
Someone wrote, “As a player he was before my time. However, I’m from the generation for whom Saint and Greavsie on ITV were how we got our football fix on a Saturday afternoon. Now they’re reunited to talk all things footy.”
Another said, “He was the greatest goal scorer. So many braces and hat tricks. Six hat tricks for England alone. If picked in the ‘66 final, I bet he’d have scored four. RIP Jimmy Greaves.”
A fan tweeted, “Jimmy was my childhood hero. So glad I got to see him play many times. He once took time out to autograph a picture of me as a kid. It simply said: Best wishes. Jimmy Greaves. Thanks for the wonderful memories.”