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Jimmy Greaves, one of England’s greatest scorers, dies at 81


AP Global Soccer Writer

LONDON (AP) — Jimmy Greaves, one of England’s greatest goal-scorers who was prolific for Tottenham, Chelsea and AC Milan, has died. He was 81. With 266 goals in 379 appearances Greaves was the all-time record scorer for Tottenham, which announced his death on Sunday. Greaves suffered a minor stroke in 2012 and his family thought he had made a full recovery until he was admitted to intensive care after a more severe stroke in May 2015. Greaves was an all-round striker equally adept with either foot or his head. He scored 44 goals in just 57 matches for England. He missed the 1966 World Cup final through injury.

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