Jimmy Greaves was an English professional footballer who played as a forward know all about Jimmy Greaves Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Professional Career, Children
|Birthdate ( Age)||20 February 1940|
|Died||19 September 2021|
|Place of Birth||Manor Park, London, United Kingdom|
|Spouse/Partner||Irene Barden (m. 1958)|
|Children||Danny Greaves, Jimmy Greaves Jr., Andrew Greaves|
|Parents||Name not Known|
|Net Worth||$11 Million|
James Peter Greaves MBE was an English professional footballer who played as a forward. He was England’s fourth highest international goalscorer (44 goals), Tottenham Hotspur’s highest ever goalscorer (266 goals), the highest goalscorer in the history of English top-flight football (357 goals), and had also scored more hat-tricks (six) for England than anyone else.
During this period, he also made regular appearances on TV-am. He worked on a number of other sport programmes on ITV during this period, including Sporting Triangles (1987–1990).
Jimmy Greaves Family
Greaves was born in Manor Park and raised in Hainault. He was scouted playing football while a schoolboy by Chelsea’s Jimmy Thompson, and in 1955 was signed on as an apprentice to become one of “Drake’s Ducklings” (Drake’s Ducklings were named after manager Ted Drake in response to Manchester United’s “Busby Babes”).
He soon made an impression at youth level, scoring 51 goals in the 1955–56 season and 122 goals in the 1956–57 season under the tutelage of youth team coach Dick Foss.Aged 17, Greaves scored on his First Division debut on 24 August 1957 against Tottenham Hotspur in a 1–1 draw at White Hart Lane
Jimmy Greaves Wife
Greaves married Irene Barden at Romford register office on 26 March 1958, and, though the pair went through a divorce process at the height of his alcoholism, it was never finalised and they reunited after three months apart. Jimmy and Irene renewed their vows on 7 September 2017 in Danbury, Essex. They had four children, Lynn, Mitzi, Danny (who was a professional footballer with Southend United), and Andrew
Jimmy Greaves Net Worth
James Peter Greaves MBE was an English professional footballer who played as a forward has an estimated Net Worth arround $11 million in 2022.
Jimmy Greaves Professional Career
Greaves was signed by Italian Serie A club A.C. Milan in June 1961 for an £80,000 fee, and was given a three-year contract on £140 a week with a £15,000 signing bonus.He became unhappy at the thought of leaving London and tried to cancel the move before it was fully confirmed, but “Rossoneri” manager Giuseppe Viani refused to annul the deal.
Greaves scored on his debut in a 2–2 draw with Botafogo at the San Siro However, he did not get on well with new head coach Nereo Rocco, who insisted on keeping the players in a strict training regime with little personal freedom.
Greaves scored nine goals in 14 appearances, including one against Inter Milan in the Milan derby. During a match against Sampdoria, Greaves kicked a player who had spat in his face. Sampdoria equalised from the resulting free kick, for which Rocco blamed Greaves, despite him having scored Milan’s opener and set up the second.
Due to his low morale, Greaves was transfer-listed and Brazilian attacker Dino Sani was signed as his replacement.Both Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea made £96,500 bids, which were both accepted. After he left, the club went on to win the league title in 1961–62.
After protracted negotiations, Bill Nicholson signed Greaves for Tottenham Hotspur in December 1961 for £99,999 – the unusual fee was intended to relieve Greaves of the pressure of being the first £100,000 player in British football.
He joined Spurs just after they became the first club in England to complete the First Division and FA Cup double during the 20th century.He played his first game in a Spurs shirt for the reserve team on 9 December 1961, and scored twice in a 4–1 win over Plymouth Argyle Reserves at Home Park.
Greaves scored 31 goals in 47 appearances in the 1966–67 campaign, helping Spurs to launch a title challenge that ended with a third-place finish, four points behind Manchester United. They also won the FA Cup after knocking out Millwall, Portsmouth, Bristol City, Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest to reach the 1967 FA Cup Final with Chelsea. Though he did not score in the final itself, a 2–1 victory, with six goals in eight games Greaves was the competition’s leading scorer.
After leaving West Ham, Greaves put on weight and did not attend a match as either a player or a spectator for two years.Drinking formed a large part of his life and he became an alcoholic; at times he was drinking 20 pints of lager during the day and consuming a bottle of vodka in the evening.
He later admitted that he was also regularly driving whilst drunk during this period.Seeking an answer to his alcoholism, Greaves decided to return to football at a lower level where he would not be required to be as fit as he had been whilst playing in the Football League. He started playing for his local side, Brentwood and made his debut on 27 December 1975 in a 2–0 defeat to Witham Town.
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