Jimmy Greaves

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A former England footballer, Jimmy Greaves was one of his nation's best athletes, and won a number of trophies, including the FA Cup, the European Cup Winner's Cup, and was a member (but didn't play in…
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A former England footballer, Jimmy Greaves was one of his nation's best athletes, and won a number of trophies, including the FA Cup, the European Cup Winner's Cup, and was a member (but didn't play in the side) of the 1966 World Cup winning England XI. He was also a television presence, commenting on, not surprisingly, football. The third highest scoring player in England history, Greaves would go on to chronicle his life and opinions of the sport over the years in the volume, Greavsie. He followed up his first book with the second, entitled Heart of the Game, a look at his time with football, and the changes it has gone through over the years. Although he retired from playing after appearing for such teams as Chelsea, AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham, Barnet, and -- finally -- Woodford Town FC, he kept appearing before audiences, handling a number of speaking engagements regarding the sport and his unique take on it. In 2008 Jimmy Greaves was to be found touring the nation, with Martin Peters, Ron Harris, and Ricky Villa (themselves all names to be reckoned with on the pitch) sharing stories and asking questions.