Obituary of Jimmy Greaves

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Jimmy Greaves

Jimmy Greaves (born February 20th, 1940 in London, England) was a Footballer who was best known for being the the highest goalscorer in the history of English football. Jimmy died on September 19th, 2021 and his tragic death was possibly because of old age. He was 81 years old.

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Jimmy Greaves Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Greaves, Jimmy
    • Common Name: Jimmy Greaves
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: London, England
    • Birth Date: February 20, 1940
    • Age: 81 (at death)
    • Occupation: Footballer
    • Nationality: British
    • Favorite Food: Franks Hot Sauce
    • Favorite Color: Red (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Jimmy's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: James Peter Greaves
    • Father:
    • Mother:
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Irene Barden (26 March 1958-2021, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • Jimmy Greaves Jr. (1960-1960)
      • Danny Greaves (born 1963)
      • Andrew Greaves (born 1965)
    • Daughter(s):
      • Lynn Greaves (born 1959)
      • Mitzi Greaves (born 1962)

Death Notice:

  • Date: September 19 2021 at age 81
  • Place: Danbury, Essex, England
  • Cause of Death: Old age (not specified)
  • Funeral Arrangements: held on 22 October at Chelmsford Crematorium

Category Tags:

FootballerBritish Born on February 20th Born in 1940 Died in 2021 Died at age 81 Died from Old age

Quotable Quotes:

"I never said we made too many wrong mistakes."

"It isn't all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning."

"Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature."

"Whether people listen to me or not, I don't know the answers but I've always made suggestions."

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much."

"Jimmy Greaves was born on October 26, 1936 in London, England. Greaves played fullback for Tottenham Hotspur football club from 1958 to 1962 and then captained the side from 1962 to 1966. On July 10, 1966, Greaves scored the equalizer in the 61st minute of a 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the 1966 English League Cup Final. The match went to a penalty shootout, but Greaves' header was saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Jurgen Klinsmann. On May 9, 1972, Greaves was found dead in his hotel room in Munich, Germany after being Tasered by police. (V)"

"Jimmy Greaves was a legendary football player whose life was marked by his impressive achievements, light-hearted humor, and unwavering passion for the sport. (V)"

Is Mr. Jimmy Greaves still alive? According to our unconfirmed records, he has passed away.

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Jimmy Greaves on Wikipedia.org
Jimmy Greaves at IMDB

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Wiki Page Updated: 2024-02-03 16:43:04
Author: Stan
Confirmation: Jimmy Greaves on Wikipedia


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