The former striker has died at the age of 81.
Here, the PA news agency takes a look at his career in numbers.
114 – goals scored for the youth team after signing for Chelsea in 1956.
17 – Greaves’ age when he made his first-team debut for Chelsea, scoring in a 1-1 draw with Tottenham.
100 – number of league goals Greaves had scored by the age of 20. He remains the youngest player to reach the landmark.
99, 999 – the fee in pounds paid by Tottenham to sign Greaves from AC Milan in 1961.
132 – goals for Chelsea in 169 games.
6 – hat-tricks scored for England still stands as a record today.
41 – number of goals for Chelsea in 40 league games during the 1960/61 season is still a club record at Stamford Bridge.
266 – goals for Tottenham in 379 appearances means Greaves remains Spurs’ record goalscorer.