Greavsie to join our Hall of Fame
30 March 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
The Club is delighted to announce that Jimmy Greaves will be inducted into our Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 13.
One of the greatest strikers in the history of the game, both here and globally, Jimmy tops our all-time goalscoring list with a staggering 266 goals in 379 appearances in the league, FA and League Cups and Europe. That total includes 220 goals in 321 league matches.
Bill Nicholson signed Jimmy from AC Milan in December, 1961, the striker joining the team that had just won the league and cup double and forming a lethal strike partnership with Bobby Smith.
Quick with superb control and positional sense, Greaves was a natural goalscorer famed for coolly rolling the ball into the net rather than blasting it.
He scored in the final as we retained the FA Cup in 1962 and was on target again - this time scoring twice with Terry Dyson - as we beat Atletico Madrid to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963.
Jimmy added another FA Cup in 1967 before his nine years at Spurs came to an end with a switch to West Ham.
On the international front, Jimmy remains fourth in England's all-time scoring list with 44 goals in his 57 caps - 42 of those caps as a Spurs player.
“For all the fans who have asked me when I will be in the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame, I am delighted that we now have a date,” Jimmy said.
“I am looking forward to returning to White Hart Lane for this very special occasion.”
Indeed, since his Testimonial match in 1972, two years after he left the Club, this will be the first time Jimmy has returned to our North London home, aside from occasionally taking up duties as a TV pundit and his presence at the Bill Nicholson memorial service in 2004.
Ticket details for Jimmy’s induction will be confirmed in due course.