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Jimmy Greaves: Former England, Spurs, Chelsea & West Ham striker admitted to hospital

Jimmy Greaves: Former England, Spurs, Chelsea & West Ham striker admitted to hospital

Jimmy Greaves won five trophies while at TottenhamFormer England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves is being treated in hospital for an unspecified illness.The 80-year-old, a World Cup winner with England in 1966, scored 44 goals in 57 games for his country and a club-record 220 league goals for Tottenham.The ex-Chelsea and West Ham forward suffered a severe stroke in 2015.
"We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital," a Spurs statement read.[/i]"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.A statement[/i] from Greaves' friend and agent Terry Baker said a further update would be provided on Wednesday morning. Greaves is fourth on the list of all-time England goalscorers, behind Wayne Rooney (53), Sir Bobby Charlton (49) and Gary Lineker (48).He was part of England's 1966 World Cup-winning squad but originally missed out on a medal because he was injured during the tournament's group stage.After recovering, Greaves was left out of the starting XI for the final and his replacement, Sir Geoff Hurst, scored a hat-trick as England beat West Germany 4-2 after extra time.The World Cup squad players and the families of manager Sir Alf Ramsey and other backroom staff were finally presented with medals in 2009.
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