'Greavsie' joins Football Walk of Fame
29 June 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
The great Jimmy Greaves has been inducted into the Football Walk of Fame at a ceremony at the National Football Museum in Manchester.
Our all-time top marksman was immortalised with a special commemorative bronze plaque, designed by renowned artist and long-time Spurs fan Paul Trevillion and unveiled by Greater Manchester’s newly-appointed Mayor, Andy Burnham.
Manchester legend Denis Law was also inducted in person, while Eusebio, Alfredo Di Stefano and Paolo Maldini were additionally immortalised on the prestigious Walk.
The Football Walk of Fame is a permanent ‘free to view’ tribute to the global icons of international football, forming a path outside of the National Football Museum. The concept was created by music legend David Courtney.
Speaking at the induction ceremony, Paul Trevillion said: "It’s been wonderful to draw five new inductees for the Walk of Fame – they are all incredible players, though as a Tottenham fan, Jimmy Greaves of course holds a special place in my heart.”
Jimmy, who scored 266 goals in 379 appearances in our colours, suffered a stroke in May, 2015, and remains wheelchair-bound. The Club and the Tottenham Tribute Trust have since worked closely with Jimmy and his family to ensure his needs have been met.