The sad news today that Jimmy Greaves is in intensive care in a London hospital following a stroke, the second he has suffered in three years. The 75-year old was one of the true greats of English soccer: the highest goal scorer for Spurs and England, for whom he scored the most hat tricks, and for six seasons the leading goal scorer in English football. When searching for an adjective to describe his skill with a football, only ‘silky’ seemed to fit the bill.
|Jimmy Greaves, in his heyday, playing for Spurs|
Spurs trounced United 5-1 that day, which was itself a memorable event, but there was hardly a soul there still alive who does not remember that day for Greaves’ goal. Here it is, the third of Spurs’ handful that day, courtesy of YouTube. Enjoy.