Greaves is Tottenham’s record goalscorer with 266 の目標 279 外観.
Greaves had suffered a stroke in May 2015 それは彼を車椅子に縛られ、ひどく障害のある言語で残しました. He had also suffered from alcoholism and quit drinking in 1978.
Greaves is the club’s record goalscorer with 266 の目標 279 appearances and has been remembered as “finest marksmen this country has ever seen”.
イングランド captain Kane is second on the list, 43 behind Greaves, and has hailed the England World Cup winner’s numbers.
“Frightening, 本当に, how good a player he was, the goal ratios that he returned, the goals he scored year in, year out,” Kane told Sky Sports.
“For someone like me to look at those numbers and try to achieve those numbers and hopefully one day go on to break those numbers would be incredible.”
In announcing the news, Spurs said Greaves, who also played for Chelsea, ウェストハム and AC Milan, died at home on Sunday morning.
The Premier League club said in a statement: “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great ジミー グリーブ, not just Tottenham’s record goalscorer but the finest marksman this country has ever seen. Jimmy passed away at home in the early hours of this morning, 老いた 81.
“Throughout his wonderful playing career, Jimmy’s strike rate was phenomenal. His Spurs return was 266 の目標 379 appearances between 1961 そして 1970 – 220 の目標 321 league games, 32 の目標 36 FA Cup ties, five in just eight League Cup ties and nine in 14 European matches.”
Both Spurs and Chelsea remembered Greaves in their Premier League game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday afternoon, which the visitors won 3-0, with the players wearing black armbands, while former team-mates including Martin Chivers and Steve Perryman were in attendance.
A minute’s applause was held before kick-off in north London and prior to Sunday’s other two top-flight games – West Ham v Manchester United and Brighton v Leicester.
グリーブが得点 44 の目標 57 senior appearances for England – the fourth highest in Three Lions history. He was a member of the 1966 ワールドカップ優勝チーム, but famously did not feature in the final victory over West Germany.
A shin injury had seen him replaced in the side by Geoff Hurst at the quarter-final stage and, although he was fit for the final, Alf Ramsey’s decision not to change a winning side was vindicated by Hurst’s hat-trick on the day.