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Jimmy Greaves

Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC

57 appearances, 44 goals (1 on debut), 6 hat-tricks

P 57 W 30 D 13 L 14 F x: A x
64% successful

1959-67

disciplined: none
captain:
none
minutes played:
5130

Profile

Full name James Peter Greaves MBE
Born 20 February 1940 in Manor Park, East Ham, Essex [registered in East Ham, March 1940].
Moved to Ivyhouse Road, Dagenham, as a baby and lived there until moving to the Hainault Estate at the age of nine.  Attended Southampton Lane Primary School, Dagenham
Married to Irene L. Barden in Romford, March 1958 [registered in Romford, March 1958].
Their first son, James (born 1960), tragically died of pneomonia at four-months old (he died the night Greaves scored against Spain, October 1962). Other children, Lynn R. (1958), Mitzi M. (1961), Daniel T. (1963) and Andrew John (1966).
Height/Weight 5' 8", 10st. 8lbs [1963].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Greavsie:The Autobiography -
Jimmy Greaves at Seventy -

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours News Chronicle Young Player of the Year 1959-60;
Distinctions Honoured with an MBE in the Queen's 2021 New Years Honours List for services to football.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 780th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-forward
First match No. 332, 17 May 1959, Peru 4 England 1, an end-of-season South American tour match at Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Jesus Maria, Lima, aged 19 years 86 days.
Last match No. 415, 27 May 1967, Austria 0 England 1, an end-of-season tour match at Praterstdion, Prater, Wien, aged 27 years 96 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1962, 1966;
Team honours World Cup winner 1966;
Individual honours x
Distinctions Scorer of England's 1000th goal, vs. Wales, 23 November 1960;
Greaves' records also extends to many of the milestone goals. He is the youngest player to reach 15 goals, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40. Taking just four years and 187 days to reach thirty goals, the quickest to do so.

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Jimmy Greaves - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
- 57 25 57 0 0 5130 44 117 min 23 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.

 

Jimmy Greaves - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Jimmy Greaves - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Jimmy Greaves - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ECP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Jimmy Greaves - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Jimmy Greaves - Match History
 Club: Chelsea F.C. - 15 full caps

manager: Walter Winterbottom - 25 full capsx

Age 19
1 - 17 May 1959 - Peru, x x x x x
15 - 27 May 1961 - Austria, x x x x x
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 42 full caps  
Age 22
16 - 14 April 1962 - Scotland, x x x x x
Age 23
 

manager: Alf Ramsey - 32 full capsx

26 - 27 February 1963 - France, x x x x x
57 - 27 May 1967 - Austria, x x x x x

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