Jimmy Greaves



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Chelsea 1957-61

Jimmy Greaves signed for Chelsea as a junior in 1956 and made his debut, aged seventeen, on the opening day of the 1957-58 season, scoring in a one-all draw at Tottenham. During his four seasons at Chelsea, Greaves scored 22 goals in his first season, 37 the next, then 30, and finally 43. Before his transfer to AC Milan, Jimmy Greaves was made captain for his last game for Chelsea in 1961, a 4-3 win against Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge, in which Greaves scored all four Chelsea goals.


Tottenham Hotspur 1961-70

Jimmy Greaves is the greatest goal scorer in Tottenham Hotspur’s history, probably the greatest goal scorer in the history of British football, and arguably the greatest goal scorer ever to play the game. Signed by Bill Nicholson from AC Milan in late 1961 for £99,999, Greaves went on to score 266 goals in 380 games for Spurs and scored in both the 1962 FA Cup Final and 1963 UEFA European Cup Winners Cup Final victories, and collected another FA Cup Winners medal with Spurs in 1967.

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