One of the most naturally gifted and prolific strikers of any era, Jimmy Greaves was born to score goals. Greaves was simply sensational in front of goal and from the moment he marked his debut for Chelsea as a 17-year-old in 1957 with a goal, it was obvious he was destined for great things. It was, however, in the famous white of Tottenham Hotspur that he was to truly establish himself as one of the game's greats. Signed by Bill Nicholson in 1961 after a brief spell in Italy with AC Milan, Greaves found his spiritual home at White Hart Lane. The striker lit up the old First Division with Spurs, finishing the league's top scorer in four separate seasons and his goals helped the club to lift the FA Cup in 1962 and 1967. In 1963, he was part of the Tottenham team who became the first British side to lift a European trophy after they famously beat Atletico Madrid 5-1 in the final of the Cup Winners' Cup.
He left Spurs aged 30 in 1970 having rewritten the club's record books. In total, he scored 266 goals in 379 games for Spurs and is still widely regarded as the greatest striker in Tottenham's illustrious history. Greaves was even more prolific in the white of England. He marked his international debut against Peru in 1959 with a goal and over the next eight years he played times for his country and scored 44 times. This superb book, marking the legend's 65th birthday in 2005, is a stunning commemoration of a career that captured the public imagination.
This signed book is essential reading for all Tottenham fans and a fascinating account of the life of one of football's greatest entertainers. Last few remaining.