Figures from the world of sport and public life have paid tribute to Jimmy Greaves, remembering him as considered one of England’s greatest ever footballers.
FIFA, UEFA, the English Soccer League, the Premier League, the Soccer Affiliation and the England crew in addition to Greaves’ former golf equipment Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, West Ham United, Brentford, Chelmsford Metropolis and Barnet all marked the death of the goalscoring legend.
There was a minute’s applause forward of Tottenham’s match with Chelsea, whereas West Ham and Manchester United additionally marked Greaves’ passing earlier than their tie on Sunday afternoon.
Amongst these main the tributes was England supervisor Gareth Southgate, who stated: “Jimmy Greaves was somebody who was admired by all who love soccer, no matter membership allegiances.
“I used to be privileged to have the ability to meet Jimmy’s household final yr at Tottenham Hotspur because the membership marked his eightieth birthday. My ideas are with them and I do know all the recreation will mourn his passing.
“Jimmy actually deserves inclusion in any record of England’s greatest gamers, given his standing as considered one of our best goalscorers and his half in our 1966 World Cup success.
“We pays tribute to his reminiscence at our dwelling match with Hungary at Wembley Stadium subsequent month. His place in our historical past won’t ever be forgotten.”
England captain Harry Kane stated on Twitter: “RIP Jimmy Greaves. A real legend and one of many nice goalscorers. Ideas are along with his household and buddies.”
Gary Lineker, who’s one above Greaves on England’s all-time prime goalscorers record, added: “Terribly unhappy information that Jimmy Greaves has died. Fairly probably the best striker this nation has ever produced. A really magnificent footballer who was at dwelling each within the field and on the field. A charismatic, educated, witty and heat man. An enormous of the game. #ripGreavsie”
Michael Owen stated: “Unhappy to listen to that the Nice Jimmy Greaves handed away earlier at this time. He was a technology earlier than my time however my dad all the time stated he was the most effective finisher within the recreation. Relaxation In Peace Jimmy”
Ex England striker Ian Wright stated: “The primary footballers title I ever heard from my trainer. ‘No Ian! End like Jimmy Greaves!’ Could he relaxation in peace.”
Former England star and present pundit Rio Ferdinand stated: “Large loss to the footballing world.. sending my condolences to the Greaves household. First autobiography I ever learn! Inspiration”.
Everybody at Chelsea Soccer Membership is deeply saddened to listen to of the passing of the good Jimmy Greaves.
Our ideas are along with his household and buddies. 💙
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 19, 2021
Including a political voice to that of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tweeted his ideas, was Labour’s Tottenham MP David Lammy who stated: “Man so unhappy @jimmy_greaves has left us. What an outstanding aim scorer, character and all spherical footballing legend. One among a sort. Honest condolences to his household and family members.”
Lord Sugar, who was chairman and part-owner of Tottenham Hotspur from 1991 to 2001, informed Sky Information: “As a toddler, going to the White Hart Lane floor, my father taking me there, (I keep in mind) him being an superior striker… one thing for Harry Kane to attempt to meet up with!
❤️ We’re deeply saddened to listen to that Jimmy Greaves, considered one of England’s best ever pure aim scorers, has handed away.
❤️ In 1963, his pure ending expertise helped Tottenham Hotspur win the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup – the primary ever English membership to carry a UEFA trophy. pic.twitter.com/MV69K1JJh0
— UEFA (@UEFA) September 19, 2021
“After I took the chairman’s place, Jimmy was fairly useful to me… I had some fairly troubled instances, tough events and he would give me some recommendation. He was an ideal participant and in addition an ideal broadcaster. He was a legend, a British legend.
“He was a really all the way down to earth bloke, not solely very skilled within the soccer world, he stated it because it was and that was actually a kick off to soccer punditry as we all know it nowadays. (With Ian St John), their banter was unbelievable.”