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Chelsea and England great dies at the age of 81

Chelsea Football club mourns the loss of a truly remarkable player.

Jimmy Greaves, who has died aged 81, will be remembered as a prodigy, pioneer and pundit as well as one of the greatest natural goalscorers English football has ever produced.

Greaves glittering career at club level with Chelsea, AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United was matched by his feats for England as he remains fourth in the list of all-time goalscorers behind Wayne Rooney, Sir Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker with 44 goals in 57 games.

After retiring from the game and overcoming alcoholism, Greaves forged a hugely successful broadcasting career that cemented his status as one of the game's most popular and enduring figures.

Since the announcement of his demise, football world have reacted and shows their love to the loss of the England legend.

See their reactions below;

Chelsea football club mourns the loss of a truly remarkable player and one of our own. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Jimmy Greaves's family and friends at this time of their sad loss - Chelsea reacts.

Everyone at Arsenal is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of world cup winner Jimmy Greaves. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. Rest in peace Jimmy - Arsenal react.

We'd like to express our sorrow at the sad news of former England international and FA Cup winner Jimmy Greaves' death- FA

Tottenham Hotspur also post the picture of Jimmy Greaves to pay last respect for the great legend.




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