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Private funeral for England and Spurs legend Jimmy Greaves

The funeral of England and Tottenham Hotspur legend Jimmy Greaves is on Friday.

It will be a private affair attended by family and friends.

Striker Greaves, part of England’s 1966 World Cup winning squad, was aged 81.

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In a statement the family said:

“We cannot begin to describe how overwhelmed we have been by the outpouring of tributes from fans across the world following Dad’s passing last month,” the Greaves family said in their statement.

“The family recognises that many would like to pay their respects at Dad’s funeral and hope that supporters will understand why we shall be keeping this a private occasion.

“We advise supporters not to send flowers as, due to current circumstances, we would be unable to donate these to hospitals or care homes as is tradition.

“Instead, we know that it would mean the world to Dad if fans were able to make a donation, however large or small, to the Jimmy Greaves Foundation, which would benefit three amazing causes that were extremely close to his heart – Alcoholics Anonymous, the Stroke Association and the Dogs Trust.”

Greaves scored 266 times for Spurs – a club record.

His 37 goals in the 1962-63 season also stays a record.

And he scored 44 goals for his country in 57 games.

 

 

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