Former England striker Greaves dies aged 81

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The former England striker Jimmy Greaves, one of the game’s greatest goalscorers and characters, has died aged 81, his former club Tottenham Hotspur announced on Sunday.

“We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not just Tottenham Hotspur’s record goalscorer but the finest marksman this country has ever seen,” the club said.

“Jimmy passed away at home in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 19 September), aged 81.”—AFP

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