English football legend Jimmy Greaves has turned 80, as fellow Tottenham Hotspur hero Harry Kane leads the way with the celebration at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Kane, who is just 85 goals behind Greaves in the all-time goalscoring list, handed the relatives of Greaves a special shirt in celebration of his legendary status at the club.
Down the years, the famous striker has won league titles with AC Milan, FA Cups with Spurs and has held the all-time goalscoring records at both Spurs and England. His England record has since been surpassed, however, Greaves still holds the record for the most goals in the English top-flight with 357 and with Spurs because of his 266 goals.
Here, we take a look back on his unrivalled goalscoring success and why the ex-West Ham United man remains arguably the most influential man in the history of the English game. And, at the very least, the ultimate goalscorer whose legacy still lingers in each number nine today.