Tottenham Hotspur and England legend Jimmy Greaves ill in hospital

Tottenham Hotspur and England legend Jimmy Greaves has been admitted to hospital.

Greaves, 80, who scored 44 goals for England in 57 caps, was taken to hospital in Chelmsford near his home in Essex.

A statement from Spurs read: ‘We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital.

‘We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course. Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family.’

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Greaves has been in poor health since suffering a severe stroke five years ago.

He has been disabled and confined to a wheelchair since, receiving professional care four times a day with his family also playing a role in his care.

Greaves, who also had spells at Chelsea and AC Milan, was part of the World Cup winning squad in 1966 but he was injured in the group stages and didn’t play in the final.

He has scored a record 357 goals in the top flight of English football.

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