England and Spurs legend Jimmy Greaves in hospital

England and Tottenham legend Jimmy Greaves has been admitted to hospital where he is receiving treatment for an unspecified illness.

The 80-year-old is a legend of the game in this country having been a part of the incredible 1966 World Cup winning England team.

Greaves does have a history of illness and in 2015, he suffered a quite major stroke.

“We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital,” a Spurs statement read.

“We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course.

“Everybody at the club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family,” the statement added.

Greaves’ friend and agent Terry Baker said that there would a be a further update on the England legend’s condition on Wednesday morning.

Jimmy Greaves – England and Spurs legend

During his career as a player, Greaves immortalised himself as one of the greatest players ever to play the game.

As mentioned earlier, he was a big part of the 1966 World Cup winning team and is currently the fourth highest scorer in England history with 44 goals for his nation.

He sits behind only Gary Lineker with 48, Bobby Charlton with 49 and Wayne Rooney who leads the way with 53.

As well as that, he is the leading goalscorer in the history of Tottenham Hotspur. Greaves played for Spurs for nine years between 1961 and 1970.

In that time, he played 379 goals and scored a whopping 266 goals, securing his status as the greatest to ever wear the white of Tottenham Hotspur.

As yet, his illness has not been specified but we’re all sending our best wishes to Mr Greaves. Get well soon, Jimmy.

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Kieran Harm
Kieran hails from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and holds a degree in Sports Journalism from the University of Brighton. He covers a range of sports, specialising in football and NFL. Kieran is a long-suffering member of the Toon Army as well as a very proud member of Broncos Country.

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