Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham to honour Greaves at Sunday’s matches

A minute’s applause for Greaves will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of Spurs’s home match against Chelsea, with the players to wear black armbands in memory of the Londoner, who still holds goalscoring records at both clubs.

West Ham will hold a minute’s applause ahead of their match against Manchester United at the London Stadium, where the players will also wear black armbands.

Spurs plan to honour Greaves with graphics around the ground of the forward, who smashed a host of records in a decade at the club between 1961 and 1970.

He remains Spurs’ greatest-ever goalscorer, with 266 goals in 379 appearances.

A number of Spurs legends and ambassadors who are attending the match, including Greaves’s former teammate Martin Chivers and Michael Dawson, will also pay their respects on the day.

Greaves passed away at home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Tottenham announced Greaves’s passing in a statement paying homage to his remarkable goalscoring feats.

“We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not just Tottenham Hotspur’s record goalscorer but the finest marksman this country has ever seen,” it read.

“Although we had just won the ‘Double’, there’s no question that Jimmy’s arrival in N17 made us an even better team.

“He was a natural goalscorer, always in the right place at the right time to add the finishing touch to another well-worked move, while he could also create his own goals, as he did on numerous occasions by gliding past defenders and passing the ball into the back of the net.

“He possessed immaculate ball control, great balance and such composure in front of goal that he rarely spurned an opportunity.”

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